Waikohanga House

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

About the residence

Owned and operated by the University of Auckland

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.

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
RA Ratio 1 : 40
Criteria for apartment type
  • One Bedroom: suitable for a couple or couple and a newborn.
  • Two Bedroom: suitable for 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
  • Printing facilities
  • Common room
  • Barbecue
  • Internet - wireless
  • Laundry - cost of use included in fees
Location 44 Symonds Street, Auckland Central
Distance to University General Library (Bldg 109) 550m - 7min walk
Residential Agreement period Feb/Feb & July/July: 52 weeks

While there is a limited number of couple and family accommodation, we cannot gaurantee the availability of these spaces to offer during each application cycle as this will vary.

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, and University WiFi is included.
Room type 2024 weekly rate Features
One-bedroom $500.00
  • one master bedroom with a queen bed
  • private bathroom per apartment
Two-bedroom - family $600.00
  • one master bedroom with queen bed
  • additional bedroom with long single bed
  • private bathroom per apartment
Three-bedroom - family $700.00
  • one master bedroom with queen bed 
  • two additional bedrooms with one long single beds
  • private bathroom per apartment

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