Ready to apply for your accommodation?

Applications for 2024 open 1 August. Please apply by 30 September 2023 to ensure you are considered for your preferred hall.

Orchard Park, located by gate 10b, is designed for students who want to live in a flatting situation, have a good balance between meeting new people and having independence, and enjoy the security and support of living on campus.

Orchard Park is fully self-catered and is popular among second, third and fourth year students, as well as international students and those studying at postgraduate level. This creates a supportive community of students who are keen to get stuck into their studies and build lasting memories with new friends along the way.

There are both cottages and studios available at Orchard Park. Studios are only available to postgraduate students.

Hall facilities

  • Cottages - shared living, dining, kitchen and bathroom between 4-6 flatmates
  • Studios - shared kitchen with 5 other flatmates, own bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen - full sized oven, cooktop, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, pots, pans and cooking utensils are provided.
  • Furnishings - single/king single bed, wardrobe, desk, office chair, notice board and bookshelf
  • Laundry
  • Internet
  • Bike sheds
  • Recreation room - TV, pool table, table tennis, computer lab and BBQ area
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Costs for 2024

  Orchard Park Cottages 50 Week contract Orchard Park Cottages 18 / 37 Week contract
Number of Rooms 110
Number of Cottages 26
Weekly Cost $240 $260
Total Cost $12,000 $4,680 / $9,620  

 

  Orchard Park Studios 50 Week contract  Orchard Park Studios 18 / 37 Week contract
Number of Rooms 40
Number of Studios 8
Weekly Cost $272 $292
Total Cost $13,600 $5,256 / $10,804

 

Includes internet, power and water

*Only students enrolled for 1 Trimester will be offered an 18 week contract (Study Abroad / exchange students or anyone finishing off their studies. (Everyone else will be offered a 37 or 50 week contract.)

Additional costs

  Cost Details
Deposit $400 To secure your place in the Halls you will need to accept your offer online and pay the deposit and admin fee.
Administration fee $150
Activity Fee $200 Will need to be paid prior to moving in.
Linen Pack (optional) $160 A bed and mattress protector are provided in all accommodation bedrooms. Students can either choose to bring their own linen (king single) or purchase a linen pack for $160 (includes duvet inner, pillow, sheet set, duvet cover set and towels).
Reserved Parking (optional) $350 Each hall has limited reserved parking. Alternatively, Licence to Hunt parking permits can be purchased via the ‘PayMyPark‘ app

 

Have a question? Talk to us

The accommodation office can help to support you throughout the application process as well as throughout the year living on campus.

 Email: accom@waikato.ac.nz

 Phone: +64 7 838 4084