• Cost
    $11,750 - $15,656 per year
    $11,750 - $15,656
    per year
  • Furniture
    Fully furnished
    Fully furnished
  • Ideal for
    17-19 year olds School leavers
    17-19 year olds
    School leavers
  • Catering
  • Walking time
    12 minutes to campus
    12 minutes
    to campus

Whanake Hall is centrally located in Wellington city, just a 12-minute walk from Massey’s Wellington campus. The hall has self- catered shared apartments and studios for 280 residents.


  • Two- and four-bedroom shared apartments
  • Studios and Budget studios for those wanting to live independently
  • First year Massey students
  • Single and mixed gender apartments available
  • Fully furnished
  • Self-catered
  • Large common rooms, movie room, study room and atriums
  • Suitable for students with accessibility requirements
  • Located very close to the central city and transport links, and a 12-minute walk from Massey University’s Wellington campus
  • Some rooms have non-opening windows and room allocation is random.

Rooms and furniture

Studios and Budget Studios

Self-contained studios are furnished with a private ensuite bathroom with a toilet, basin and shower.

Each room includes:

  • single bed with a new mattress protector
  • wardrobe
  • shelves
  • desk and chair
  • cook top with two elements
  • small fridge
  • sink
  • radiator heating
  • secure lockable doors.

Budget studios face the building's internal atrium, with non-opening windows.


Shared apartments have either two or four bedrooms. Some are inward facing with non-opening windows, allocation in shared apartments is completely random, we do not take requests.

Each room includes:

  • single bed with a new mattress protector
  • desk and chair
  • wardrobe
  • pinboard
  • radiator heating.

Each apartment has:

  • Fridge/freezer for 4 bedroom apts
  • Mini fridge for 2 bedroom apts and studios
  • stove with two elements
  • oven (four bedroom apartments only)
  • sink
  • one bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet
  • secure lockable main doors.

Items you should bring

You should bring your own bedding and towels, kitchen utensils, a kettle, microwave and a toaster. International students will receive a room pack containing bedding, towels and a few utensils.

You should also bring coat hangers, cleaning materials and a small set of drawers or shelves, and may choose to bring a bathmat and drawing pins.

Please look at the 2022 Accommodation Handbook for a suggested list of things to bring.

Communal spaces and shared facilities

Whanake Hall has spacious, modern common rooms, a movie room, study room and an atrium.

Residents have access to four shared laundries located on four different levels. Payment for washing machines and dryers is by debit card.

Chest freezers are available in common spaces.

Car parking and bike storage

Car parking is not available at Whanake Hall.

A limited number of bikes can be stored securely at Whanake Hall at no charge. Contact the accommodation office before you arrive to arrange storage . Bikes are not allowed inside the hall.


You can choose to cook your own meals in the hall’s shared kitchens, or buy a Hospitality meal plan.
Meals are served at Tussock Café, located in the heart of the campus or they can be taken away. The café offers a diverse range of food options, simply order with everybody else but pay by presenting your Hospitality ID card.

Your Hospitality meal plan provides you with a $50 credit for each week of the term from orientation week onwards. If you don't use the full credit each week it will be accrued during study weeks only, and expires on the last exam day of the year/semester.

A discount applies to full-year payment, giving you a total credit value of $1,250 per year.
Hospitality meal credit can also be used at the Pyramid and Museum Cafes, which have limited menus.

Meal plan pricing for Whanake Hall 2022
Full Year Meal Package Semester 1 Meal Package Semester 2 Meal Package
$1,062.50* (prepaid with hall fees, includes 15% discount) $650 (prepaid with hall fees) $600 (prepaid by 1 July)

2022 pricing

2022 pricing for Whanake Hall
Room type Full year domestic student* Full year international student* Semester 2*
Studio $15,656 $15,900 $8.960.50
Budget Studio $13,766 $14,010 $7,921.00
Room in a shared apartment $11,750 $11,994 $6,812.20

* Fees include deposit amount.

Room rates include:

  • wifi
  • electricity (residents who use more than a reasonable amount of electricity will be charged extra)
  • an activity fee that contributes to Whanake Hall events and activities throughout the academic year.

Laundry facilities are not included in room rates. A meal package can be purchased separately.

Payment options

Domestic students can choose from two payment options, outlined below.

  • Deposit and two payments for the 42-week agreement.
  • Deposit and one payment, then 36 weekly payments of $165 from 5 March 2022 to 5 November 2022.

International students must pay all accommodation fees in full.


To secure your accommodation, you will need to pay a deposit by the date stated in your letter of offer.

The deposit is $1,166 for domestic students and includes an administration fee, bond, and internet and activity fees.

For international students, the deposit for a full year is $1,410.

For international students staying for a semester, the deposit is $1,235.

For the information on release from your agreement please read the 2022 Withdrawal Guidelines

2022 occupancy dates

Your accommodation contract term must reflect your study programme – if your programme of study is full year you must apply for full year accommodation.

These are the contract dates for 2022.

Domestic students

Domestic students contract dates at Whanake Hall 2022.
Term Start Date End Date Duration
Full Year 20 February 2022 11 December 2022 42 Weeks

International students

International students contract dates at Whanake Hall 2022.
Term Start Date End Date Duration
Full Year 13 February 2022 4 December 2022 42 Weeks
Semester 1 13 February 2022 10 July 2022 21 Weeks
Semester 2 10 July 2022 4 December 2022 21 Weeks

More information

Take a virtual tour of the common areas at Whanake Hall

Take a virtual tour of a four bedroom apartment at Whanake Hall

Take a virtual tour of a studio apartment at Whanake Hall

Take a virtual tour of a 2 bedroom apartment at Whanake Hall

Take a virtual tour of a budget studio apartment at Whanake Hall

Take a virtual tour of a budget 2 bedroom apartment at Whanake Hall


222 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Whanake Hall


+64 4 801 5799 extension 63355


Physical and Postal address
222 Willis Street
Te Aro
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

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