Located in the heart of Tauranga city, our campus lets you combine world-class university study with a relaxed lifestyle surrounded by stunning beaches.
Connected campus The new central city campus offers a modern, multipurpose space where students, researchers, the community and industry can work together. Part of an ever-growing educational precinct, the campus includes state-of-the-art science and engineering labs, marine science research centre, aquaculture research facility, high performance sports facility, and a tech innovation lab.
Beach lifestyle The Bay of Plenty region lives up to its name and offers an enviable coastal lifestyle, including the gold-sand beaches of Mount Maunganui and Pāpāmoa, while still being close to Auckland and Hamilton. Venture to the downtown waterfront precinct to enjoy a meal or drink at one of the lively bars or restaurants. Bustling with arts, cultural, sporting and recreational activities, Tauranga has everything you need.
Thriving industries Tauranga boasts the busiest port by cargo volume in New Zealand, is home to global export giants including Zespri (kiwifruit) and Comvita (mānuka honey), and is prospering in the engineering and robotics sectors. The region offers great opportunities for work placements and future employment.
Student accommodation To help support our presence in the Bay, the University of Waikato currently provides brand-new accommodation near our campus. Find out more about our accommodation options.