Hamilton Facilities

Indoor Courts

We have two indoor courts on campus, including UniRec's Sports Hall & the School of Education Court.

Outdoor Courts

Our newly re-purposed outdoor courts include basketball, netball and tennis courts.

Outdoor Fields

We have large field space on our campus, which can be used for touch, rugby, football, cricket and more.

Wellbeing Hub

Find out how you can become part of a community that is engaged, connected and inspired through the Wellbeing Hub.

Activity Spaces

UniRec has an Activity Room for hire, and the Faculty of Education has a mirror room available for small groups requiring a mirror for dance.

Esports Arena

With the development of the OMEN Esports Arena, the University of Waikato is committed to leading the way in esports in NZ.


UniRec has two Endless Swimming Pools & we also have seasonal Outdoor Pools.

Squash Courts

We have four squash courts on campus, check out either; UniRec Squash Courts or the Pavilion Squash Courts.

Running Track

We have a 5km running track around campus coming soon!

Fitness Island

Free for anyone to use, why not try a workout on our new outdoor fitness island equipment.

Cricket Nets

Located close to the Don Llewellyn Pavilion, there are three cricket nets available for hire.

Outdoor Play

Have a go on our free outdoor table tennis table located outside L Block!

Tauranga Facilities

Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEYC)

20-minute walk or five mins cycle from Tauranga central campus the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre is an ideal location for sports activities and events. Free parking is available. Free drop in sport (basketball, netball, table tennis or badminton) is available at QEYC, student ID is required, all equipment is provided. Available 9am to 5pm Mon to Sun, just call  to check sports hall availability.

Phone: 07 577 8564

3x3 Outdoor Basketball Court

Head to Dive Crescent (10 min walk) for free access to the 3x3 court.

Tauranga and Wharepai Domains

A 1 min cycle and 4 minute walk, Tauranga and Wharepai Domains at 91 Cameron Road, contains the international standard athletics track, the Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Tauranga Sports Rugby Club, the Tauranga Bowling Club and Croquet Club and hosts the Tauranga Ramblers Club, and other sports clubs. Refer here for further information.

Physiotherapy Services

Body in Motion Physiotherapy and Rehab Ltd offers University of Waikato students and staff discounted rates at their clinic located at The Gym, 107 First Avenue.

FREE physiotherapy services for students are available on the Tauranga campus every Friday during semester teaching periods. Location Room 1.28..

To make a physiotherapy appointment call 07 927 3330 or to book online

Memorial Pool

20-minute walk or five mins cycle from Tauranga central campus the Memorial Pool is a popular summertime swimming destination. The outdoor heated lap pool opens for summer on October 22. Open weekdays 6am to 6.30pm, weekends 9am to 6pm. Free parking is available.

Refer to Bay Venues for details of other sport facilities, such as the Trustpower Arena, Baywave and other venues.

For walking refer to Tauranga Walkways

For cycling refer to Tauranga City Cycle Network