Waipārūrū - Whitaker Block

Waipārūrū - Whitaker Block, is a short walk from the centre of Auckland City and the City Campus, is home to 160 students who are part of the Waipārūrū community.

About the residence

Facility owned and operated by the University of Auckland

Located at the end of Whitaker Place you will find Whitaker Block which is part of our Waipārūrū Hall community. This residence offers students a co-living experience with all the benefits of inner-city living, and optional meal plans for those looking for more flexibility.

The accommodation management team provides personal support throughout your stay and arrange a number of social and recreational activities during the year.

The Resident Manager, Resident Coordinator and Resident Advisers live on-site, with 24/7 reception services operating from Waipārūrū Hall.

Residence profile

Hall profile Waipārūrū Hall - Whitaker Block
Student type First-year high school leavers & Undergraduates
Total students 160
Students per block 40-50
RA Ratio 1 : 40
  • Self-catered residence 
  • Large shared communal kitchen & dining room.
  • 3 optional meal plans available to residents at an additional weekly rate.
Facilities on site
  • Large communal lounge with TV/Games room
  • Music room
  • Study rooms
  • Computer lab with printing facilities
  • Light reference/reading room
  • Common rooms with TV and DVD player and kitchenette
  • Internet - wireless, included in your fees
  • Laundry - cost of use included in fees
Location 27 Whitaker Place, Auckland Central
Distance to University General Library (Bldg 109) 950m (8 minute walk)
Residential Agreement period Full academic year: 38 weeks & 3 nights
Semester One*/Two: 19 weeks

* The semester one residential period is only available to those students coming to study for semester one only.


  • Every room comes furnished with a bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, noticeboard, bookshelf and towel rail.
  • Residents provide their own bedding and linen. Alternatively a bedding pack can be purchased from our online accommodation shop before arrival.
  • Electricity, water, access to University wifi and membership to the University Recreation centre are included.
Room type Residential period 2022 weekly rate Features
Single 38 Weeks $280.00
  • your own bedroom
  • shared bathroom on every floor
Twinshare 38 Weeks $215.00
  • room is shared by you and another student allocated by the resident manager
  • two sets of bedroom furniture
  • shared bathroom on every floor.
Twinshare Deluxe 38 Weeks $240.00
  • room is shared by you and another student allocated by the resident manager
  • two sets of bedroom furniture
  • shared ensuite bathroom.

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For more information

  • See the Accommodation Fees.
  • View the Residential Rules.
  • Find out the 2022 Residential Agreement dates.
  • Meal Plans: There are 3 optional meal plans available to Whitaker Block residents, with all meals served in the Waipārūrū dining room. Information on how to sign up will be made available to residents prior to move in.