Situated in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand, the University of Waikato is set in 68 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds, making it an ideal venue for conferences, seminars and retreats.

The University of Waikato

The University has over 100 lecture and seminar rooms with seating capacity of 394 in the largest lecture theatre down to the smallest rooms of 20 seating capacity.

There is ample room for exhibitions, trade displays and catering in the three main conference venues and plenty of breakout rooms.

There are three main conference venues, all lecture theatres which are equipped with state-of the-art audio visual equipment. Catering requirements can be taken care of too.

Accommodation for up to 697 can also be provided in the Halls of Residence.

The university is only 4 km from Hamilton CBD and 14km from Hamilton Airport. 

Main Services


  • Fully furnished single rooms, with your own key
  • A Smoke-Free environment
  • Recreation rooms and lounges for socialising
  • All linen provided
  • Sky TV, table tennis and pool tables, food and drink machines
  • Communal bathrooms
  • Kitchenettes (with tea, coffee and milk provided) Laundry facilities

Venue and Equipment Hireage:

The University has over 100 lecture and seminar rooms with seating capacity of 394 in the largest lecture theatre down to the smallest rooms of 20 seating capacity with state-of the-art audio visual equipment.

Facilities and Services


  • On-site accommodation
  • Extra meeting rooms
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • On-site Audio Visual

Layout description

Conference and Function Venues

L1 Theatre: 340
L2 Theatre: 217
L3 Theatre: 217
L4 Theatre: 156
L5 Theatre: 156
L6 Theatre: 62
L Foyer Exhibition: 100
SG.01 Theatre: 144
SG.02 Theatre: 177
SG.03 Theatre: 82
S1.04 Theatre: 192
S1.05 Details on application
S Block Foyer Exhibition: 300
MSB1.01 Theatre: 120
MSB1.02 U-Shape: 50
MSB1.05 Theatre: 120
PWC Theatre: 394
ELT Theatre: 250
APA U-Shape: 100Boardroom: 30Banquet: 150Cocktail: 300Cabaret: 150Exhibition: 300
Halls of Residence 

Banquet: 250 Cocktail: 250

Details on applications

Accommodation Rooms Sleeps

Halls of Residence 697 697


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