The University of Waikato is based across a number of locations in the Bay of Plenty: Windermere Campus, Bongard Centre, the Coastal Marine Field Station and the Institute for Professional Learning. We're expanding with the development of the University-led CBD campus in the heart of Tauranga City.
In the Bay, we share our two main campuses - Windermere and the Bongard Centre - with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (formerly Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic).
Windermere Campus is set in 24 hectares of trees and gardens on the southern side of Tauranga city. Currently it caters for students studying teaching, social work, psychology, social policy and biological sciences.
The campus features modern lecture theatres complete with the latest video conferencing and presentation technologies, purpose built laboratories, a copy centre, health centre, aquatic centre and gym, childcare centres, cafes and a restaurant, a beauty salon and automotive services. Parking on campus is free and buses also stop nearby on Windermere Drive.
Location: 70 Windermere Drive, Windermere, Tauranga
The Bongard Centre sits in the heart of the city and caters for students studying law, business and computing. It features purpose-built lecture theatres and computer labs, has its own library, student support and rooftop cafe. You'll have everything you need at the Bongard Centre, plus you'll have the advantage of being in the heart of the city.
Parking is available at low cost in a nearby student car park and a range of buses stop just down the road.
Location: 200 Cameron Road, Tauranga
Phone: +64 7 571 0190 ext. 8676 (Main campus: 0800 WAIKATO (924 528))
Or 0800 86 46 46
Coastal Marine Field Station
Located at Sulphur Point in Tauranga, the Coastal Marine Field Station is the hub of ground-breaking research being conducted in Tauranga Harbour and around the Bay of Plenty. Part of the University's Environmental Research Institute, the Coastal Marine Field Station is involved in teaching, environmental monitoring, coastal and marine research and discovery. Since opening in 2011, it's experienced unprecedented growth in research demand in relation to the grounding of the MV Rena on the Astrolabe Reef. This has created significant opportunities for students to be involved in crucial research which influences science at a global level and a growing number of students are now furthering their study by conducting research at Masters or PhD level through the Coastal Marine Field Station. Find out more information about the Coastal Marine Field Station.
Location: 58 Cross Road, Sulphur Point, Tauranga
The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance
In 2016, the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance officially opened. In partnership with Tauranga City Council, the University's aim is for the centre to become one of the country's leading providers of research in sport science, health and human performance. Located at Blake Park in Mount Maunganui, the centre already hosts men's and women's NZ Rugby 7s squads and Bay of Plenty Rugby. The goal is to attract more regional and national sporting organisations with a team sport focus.
As part of the centre, the University has established a laboratory for sport science research and education. The purpose built laboratory features a state of the art environmental chamber that allows for manipulation of heat, humidity and altitude for research, teaching and acclimatization purposes. The chamber is one of a small number of such facilities within Australasia and will be a draw-card for athletes and teams preparing for international sporting events where the combination of heat and humidity are likely to impact performance. For more information visit the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance website.
Institute of Professional Learning
The Institute of Professional Learning in Durham Street is part of the University's Faculty of Education. Education and research staff from the Faculty are also based at this location.
Location: 142 Durham Street, Tauranga