Drive to campus

Find out about fees and parking options if you want to drive to campus.


Parking is available on site at the Hamilton campus. You can use the free PayMyPark app to pay parking fees, or pay online at the PayMyPark website. You can choose from a range of options including daily, weekly and trimester parking.

You cannot park in a numbered/named park because these are reserved for permit holders at all times (clamping fees apply).

Parking rates

Parking charges apply from 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. Parking is free outside of these hours. Motorbike parking is free at all times in designated motorbike parks.

Paid parking applies to all cars parked on campus including students living in the Halls. Each hall has limited reserved parking that you can apply for in January 2024. Alternatively, you can purchase a License to Hunt permit via the 'PayMyPark‘ app'

The University of Waikato parking charges below do not include PayMyPark service and transaction fees. You can pay less in service and transaction fees by loading your PayMyPark account with more credit less frequently, or by purchasing weekly or trimester parking. To see PayMyPark's fees visit their FAQ page.

General Parking  
One day (24 hours from time of purchase) $2
One week (seven consecutive days) $6
A & B Trimester Concessions*  
One trimester - purchased via PayMyPark(expires at the end of the trimester) $60

*Weekly and Trimester concessions do not guarantee car park spots.


There are no on-campus parks available at our Tauranga Campus. Paid-parking is available on-street, off-street and in parking buildings. Visit the Tauranga City Council's website for more information.

Students are reminded not to park in private parking spaces or retail car parks to prevent their vehicles from being ticketed, towed or clamped. Durham Lane is a public lane way. Students should not park in the area as indicated by the clearway sign to prevent their vehicle from being ticketed or towed.

The visitor parks outside the 24-hour labs are strictly for visitors to the campus during business hours. They may be also be reserved for visitors attending after-hours events.

Carpool to campus

Carpooling saves you money by splitting the cost of driving and parking among several commuters. It’s also a good way to meet new people, and better for the environment.