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.

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Storm clouds over Auckland

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

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Students in grapevines at Goldie's Estate

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

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Kauri tree at Huapai Reserve

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

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Leigh Marine Laboratory

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

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Young Kauri leaves

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

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