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 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
Theatre: 340

Theatre: 217

Theatre: 217

Theatre: 156

Theatre: 156

Theatre: 62

L Foyer
Exhibition: 100

Theatre: 144

Theatre: 177

Theatre: 82

Theatre: 192

Details on application

S Block Foyer
Exhibition: 300

Theatre: 120

U-Shape: 50

Theatre: 120

Theatre: 394

Theatre: 250

U-Shape: 100 Boardroom: 30
Banquet: 150 Cocktail: 300
Cabaret: 150 Exhibition: 300

Halls of Residence
Banquet: 250 Cocktail: 250

Details on applications
Accommodation Rooms Sleeps
Halls of Residence 697 697


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