Welcome to Waiariki House

Waiariki House is a Student Halls of Residence facility operating for the benefit of both international and New Zealand students in Rotorua.

Waiariki House is bound by New Zealand Government regulations for pastoral care of international students. It is a safe and secure premises for more than 50 students.

Waiariki House has a NZ Manager living on site with assistants who are former students and are able to offer advice on living and learning in Rotorua.

Read feedback from our former residents.

We offer a "home away from home" atmosphere to our student guests. With 24 twin rooms and 8 single rooms available, our facilities provide students everything they require for their stay in Rotorua. Extra special care is provided on arrival.

Rotorua is surrounded by spectacular geothermal hotspots and scenic lakes. It is just two hours away from one of New Zealand's premier ski fields and only an hour away from beautiful sandy beaches.

"A home away from home for people studying or working in Rotorua!"

Apply Online Now!

You can now apply online to become a Waiariki House resident. For more details see How To Apply


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Waiariki House provides long-term accommodation for students, international and from New Zealand, studying in Rotorua. If you require short-term accommodation, whether it be for you or visitng friends and family, check out Rotorua Planet Backpackers.