Tour our campuses and halls

Take a tour of Victoria University of Wellington’s three campuses, our halls of residence around the city, and other facilities on campus.

Looping buses

Use our free looping bus service to visit Victoria University of Wellington’s campuses and halls of residence.

These hop-on/hop-off buses depart Kelburn campus every 10 minutes from Gate 3 (under the overbridge on Kelburn Parade). The first bus departs at 9 am and the final bus at 3 pm.

From Kelburn campus the bus heads to Katharine Jermyn, Joan Stevens and Boulcott Halls, Stafford House, Pipitea campus, Te Aro campus, Capital and Willis Street Halls then Victoria House before returning to Kelburn.

Allow plenty of time in your schedule as the bus timetable may not match up with tour times.

Campus tours

Kelburn campus

Forty-five minute walking tours of Kelburn campus leave from the information pod in the Hub (Level 2, near Victoria Info Ihonui) at 9.15 am, 10.15 am, 11.15 am, 12.15 pm, 1.15 pm and 2.15 pm.

Pipitea campus

Thirty-minute walking tours of Pipitea campus will leave from the information desk, ground floor, Rutherford House at 11.30 am, 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm.

Te Aro campus

Regular walking tours of Te Aro campus will leave from the ground floor atrium throughout the day between 9 am and 3 pm.

Halls of residence tours

Helen Lowry Hall

The Helen Lowry Hall tour van will operate every half hour between 11 am and 3 pm. The van will leave from Gate 2, outside Robert Stout building. Look for signs near Gate 2.

Other halls

Throughout the day, you can take short tours of Capital Hall, Joan Stevens Hall, Boulcott Hall, Katharine Jermyn Hall, Stafford House, Te Puni Village, Victoria House, Weir House and Willis Street Halls.

The tours do not have scheduled start times but will operate regularly from the halls’ receptions between 9 am and 3 pm. You can visit some of these halls on our looping buses, or find your own way using the maps provided. You can also talk to our accommodation staff at the student services expo held at the Kelburn campus.

You can also visit our halls of residence before the Open Day on Thursday 22 August between noon and 4pm.

Alternatively, you can view the halls on Saturday 24 August between 10 am and 1 pm.

Other tours

Adam Art Gallery

Drop in and visit the Adam Art Gallery, between 9 am and 5 pm. Exhibition tours will run at 11.15 am and 2.15 pm.

Language Learning Centre

At the end of each Library tour you can choose to continue to the von Zedlitz building for a 10-minute tour of the Language Learning Centre.


Twenty-minute tours of the Library will depart at 11am, noon and 1 pm from Victoria Info Ihonui, Level 2, Library entrance, the Hub.

Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

Meet at the Malaghan Institute expo desk in the Alan MacDiarmid building for a 45-minute tour of the Malaghan Institute. Tours leave at 9.30 am and 12.30 pm, and are limited to 15 people.


A short tour of the University theatre on Fairlie Terrace will depart at 9 am and noon from Memorial Theatre, Student Union and at 3 pm from HMLT205, Hugh Mackenzie.

Te Toki a Rata

Check out our newest building, Te Toki a Rata, home to our School of Biological Sciences. 30 minute tours will depart in the Cotton corridor at 10.15 am and 1 pm.

Victoria Recreation

Pop into the Recreation Centre, between 9 am and 3 pm, to meet our friendly Victoria Recreation team—check out the facilities and get involved in the Club Zone.