Why Us?

Our Vision - We offer a "home away from home" atmosphere to our student guests. With 24 twin rooms and 8 single rooms available, our fresh new 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.

Why Choose Waiariki House?

  • Fellowship/Community Spirit
    Waiariki House offers students much more than a "room to sleep in". We encourage a "community spirit". Students can benefit culturally from shared experiences with other students from different countries
  • Independence
    In our accommodation, our students can be independent. They can cook what they want and eat what they want, they can host their own guests, they can choose to mix with others or enjoy their own company in their own private room.

    Here you can enjoy your independence, and achieve your goals.
  • Involvement
    We provide many opportunities for our residents to participate in the day to day activities and decisions.
  • Education
    Direct links are also available through the Internet with tutorial information from Waiariki Institute of Technology.
  • Perfect Location
    We are centrally located in the heart of the city of Rotorua - a short walk from so many amenities and facilities.
  • Safety & Security
    We provide a clean, safe, secure and friendly environment.
  • Study Facilities
    Residents are provided with study area facilities, both in their rooms and in other parts of the Hall of Residence. Internet connections are available to each student in every room.

    We also offer computers with high speed internet and email facilities that are located in our communication centre.
  • Easy Transport
    Daily scheduled transport is available. Transport is simply no worry.
  • Offsite Facilities
    We are so close to restaurants (within metres of Korean, Chinese and Asian foods), cafes, shopping centres and supermarkets. The famous Polynesian Spa is one block away.

High quality accommodation at reasonable rates

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.