Waikohanga House

Located at 44 Symonds Street, this beautifully refurbished building is the University's newest accommodation for couples and families.

About the residence

Only a short walk from the centre of the City Campus, Waikohanga House has been newly renovated to accommodate postgraduate couples and small families in comfortably furnished one and two-bedroom apartments.

Stage One of Waikohanga House opened in February 2018, with renovations continuing on Stage Two, which is due to open in February 2019.

The Accommodation Management team provides personal support throughout your stay and arrange a number of social and networking opportunities throughout the year.

Our University Accommodation and Security staff work to ensure you have a duty person available 24 hours a day.

Residence profile

Residence profile Waikohanga House
Student type Postgraduate Students (Masters or PhD)
Total apartments
  • One Bedroom - 26
  • Two Bedroom - 18
  • Three Bedroom - 5
Students per apartment
  • One Bedroom: suitable for a couple or couple and a newborn.
  • Two Bedroom: suitable for a up to 2 adults and 1 child under 15; or 2 adults and 1 child under 5, and an infant.
  • Three Bedroom: suitable for up to 2 adults and 2 children under 15; or 2 adults and 2 children under 5, and an infant under 12 months. 
Catering Self-catered residence
Facilities on site
  • Coin operated laundry
  • Printing facilities
Location 44 Symonds Street, Auckland Central
Distance to University General Library (Bldg 109)  550m - 7min walk
Residential Agreement period Feb - Feb: (52 weeks)

Room types

  • Each apartment comes with bedroom, kitchen and lounge furniture and wireless internet connection.
  • Starter kitchen packs are provided in the apartments.
  • You will need to provide your own linen and towels, however a linen pack can be purchased from the residence prior to arrival.
  • Electricity, water, internet and University gym membership is included.
Room type 2019 weekly rate* Features
One-bedroom $389.00
  • one master bedroom with a queen bed
  • private bathroom per apartment
Two-bedroom - family $453.00
  • one master bedroom with queen bed
  • additional bedroom with long single bed
  • private bathroom per apartment
Three-bedroom - family $547.00
  • one master bedroom with queen bed 
  • two additional bedrooms with one long single beds
  • private bathroom per apartment

*Please note that apartments at Waikohanga are only available for a 52-week residential period

Note on family apartments:
A one-bedroom apartment can accommodate a couple or a couple and a newborn.

A two-bedroom family apartment, up to 2 adults and 1 child under 15; or 2 adults and 1 child under 5, and an infant.

A three bedroom apartment can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children under 15; or 2 adults and 2 children under 5, and an infant under 12 months. 

Waikohanga House photo gallery

For more information

This residence is only available for a Feb/Feb (52 week) residential period.