University of Waikato – Tauranga Campus
Opened in 2019, the Tauranga campus was built with the support of our funders, the Tauranga City Council, the Bay Of Plenty Regional Council and the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust, along with our tertiary partners, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.
The state-of-the-art campus was designed with the collaboration of university advisers, Tauranga Moana iwi and local architecture practice, Jasmax. The result is a modern building that boasts a cultural narrative built into its frame and woven into its fabric. This cultural narrative, captured by local award-winning artists in stunning artworks that adorn the interior and exterior, brings a cultural identity and heritage to the building, while at the same time celebrating the University of Waikato’s relationships across the Bay of Plenty and beyond.
The campus is located on Durham St in the heart of the Tauranga CBD, with parking buildings, cafes and hotels within easy walking distance.
Conference spaces at the University of Waikato, Tauranga campus can accommodate 10-200 delegates, including a large, multi-purpose hospitality space, Lecture Theatre and Teaching Rooms, with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and a commercial kitchen.
Our modern Lecture Theatre seats 195 people, with dual data projector screens and surround sound audio system. Every second row of seating is on wheels which provides flexibility in small group work. Adjacent to the Lecture Theatre there is a generous break out space which can be used for hospitality purposes.