Drive to Campus
Driving to campus? Find out about fees and parking options
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 charges apply from 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.
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.
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.
|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)
|Halls of Residence Parking Permit|
One trimester - purchased at the Accommodation Office |
(expires at the end of the trimester)
One year Halls of residence permit|
- purchased at the Accommodation Office (expires at the end of trimester B)
*Weekly and Trimester concessions do not guarantee car park spots.
How to pay
- Download the PayMyPark app or visit the PayMyPark website
- Create an account and upload credit via credit card or internet banking
- Select the University of Waikato from PayMyPark's location list
- Select your parking option
- Enter your licence plate number
- If you have chosen timed parking, select a duration
- Pay using your account balance
You do not need to display anything in your car.
If you have any questions about using PayMyPark, check out the PayMyPark FAQ.
If you have any other questions about parking on our Hamilton campus, please email [email protected]
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.
There is a car parking building on Durham Street, directly opposite the University campus, which has multiple mobility parking spaces.
There are two mobility parks at the CBD campus, located outside the Durham Lane entrance. These are available for students, staff and visitors who are on campus and hold a mobility parking permit. Visitors using these carparks should advise staff at the information desk in the Hub, on Level 1. You can apply for a permit through CCS Disability Action.
There are also mobility parking spaces close to campus, both on-street and in the parking building directly opposite the campus on Durham Street. For more information about mobility parking in the CBD and to download a map of mobility parking spaces, visit the Tauranga City Council website.
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.
The Ridelink service can be used by anyone at the University to get a ride to and from uni.
The RideLink service can be used by anyone at the University to get a ride to and from uni.
The Hamilton campus provides preferential parking areas in Gates 1 and 10 for people that share rides to campus. These parking spaces are labelled as reserved for registered RideLink permit holders.
Let's Carpool, the award-winning national carpooling scheme, makes it easy to find other commuters in your area.
Let's Carpool, the award-winning national carpooling scheme, makes it easy to find other commuters in your area. This is a public site that will put you in touch with other drivers/passengers who use a similar route. Find out more or register at Lets Carpool.