University Reserves

Our six reserves provide the University with a valuable resource for teaching and field research across a wide range of disciplines.

History of the University of Auckland's Reserves

A History of the Reserves

Discover the fascinating history of the University of Auckland's Reserves in Anawhata, Oratia and Huapai.

Kowhai flower

Long before it became a University reserve, Anawhata was a place frequented by researchers.

Read about Anawhata
Storm clouds over Auckland

Based in rural South Auckland, Ardmore is used primarily for meteorological and radio research.

Learn about the Station

Goldie's Vineyards an is operating winery based on Waiheke Island, for those studying Wine Science.

More about Goldie's
Nikau palm flower

Huapai's extensive range of vegetation makes it a valuable resource for plant researchers.

Explore Huapai Reserve
Leigh Marine Laboratory

The University's 'marine campus' sits at the edge of New Zealand's oldest marine reserve.

Our Marine Campus
Young Kauri leaves

Oratia is home to one of the richest assemblages of gymnosperms in the Auckland region.

Visit Oratia Reserve