Tauranga accommodation

There are various options available to students looking for affordable accommodation in the Bay of Plenty region.

University apartment accommodation

The University of Waikato manages two accommodation complexes in Tauranga, Durham Mews Apartments and Mayfair Court Apartments, both conveniently located a short distance from Tauranga Campus.

Durham Mews apartments

Durham Mews apartments consist of six three-bedroom apartments located on Durham St, just a two-minute walk to the University campus.

Mayfair Court apartments

Located on Mayfair Street, Mayfair Court apartments are a ten-minute drive, a fifteen-minute bus ride, or a twenty-minute bike ride to the University campus.

The Mayfair Court Residential Scholarship: Worth up to $8,000

Applications close 1 March 2019

If you're starting an undergraduate degree in A Semester 2019 and you'll be residing in Tauranga's Mayfair Court Apartments, this scholarship could credit $8,000 towards your accommodation costs!

Scholarship info Apply now

Alternative accommodation options


Homestay (living with a local family in a private home) is the preferred option for international students under the age of 18 years. All homestay families have been screened and approved by the University. The University is currently establishing a Tauranga Homestay Service if you have any enquiries or wish to make an application, please contact Iris Beemster.

Private rentals

In the Bay of Plenty region a large number of students flat or board in privately owned accommodation. Listings are posted regularly on the below sites:

Accommodation near Windermere campus

Accommodation options close to Toi Ohomai’s Windermere Campus include:

  • Windermere Singles Accommodation – Olivine Street

    Located on Olivine Street, a short walk from the Windermere Campus, this accommodation consists of four six-bedroom houses. Each house is fully furnished, has two bathrooms, and Wi-Fi is also available.

  • Windermere Drive Accommodation

    Situated on the corner of Windermere Drive and Poike Road, a three-minute walk from the Windermere Campus, this accommodation consists of six six-bedroom fully furnished student flats.


The University’s dedicated Accommodation Services team can help you find the right accommodation.

In the Bay of Plenty, our Tauranga Accommodation Coordinator Iris Beemster can assist with University apartment accommodation and off-campus accommodation in the Bay, including flatting, boarding and homestay.

Iris can be contacted by email -