Tour Victoria

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

Looping buses

Use our free looping bus service to visit Victoria’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 9am and the final bus at 3pm.

From Kelburn campus the bus heads to Katharine Jermyn, Joan Stevens and Boulcott Halls, Stafford House, Pipitea campus, Te Aro campus, Capital and Willis St. 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-minute walking tours of Kelburn campus leave from the Tour Desk in the Hub (Level 2, near Victoria Info Ihonui) at 9.15am, 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm.

Pipitea campus

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

Te Aro campus

Regular walking tours of Te Aro campus will leave from the ground floor atrium throughout the day.

Halls of residence tours

Helen Lowry Hall

A shuttle bus will operate every 25 minutes between 11am and 3pm to Helen Lowry Hall. The bus will leave from outside the Hunter Building in the courtyard, Gate 2, Kelburn Parade.

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 9am and 4pm. 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 Victoria 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 30 August between 9am and 4pm.

Alternatively, you can view the halls on Saturday 1 September, by appointment only. Contact the halls directly to make an appointment.

Other tours

Adam Art Gallery

Drop in for a tour of the Adam Art Gallery, between 9am–3pm. Tours leave from the front desk.


Meet at the Engineering expo desk in the Alan MacDiarmid building for a 25- to 30-minute tour of the Engineering department. There will be regular tours throughout the day, so pop along and see when the next one leaves.

Film and Theatre

All tours will be 45 minutes long. Tours depart from:

  • Outside the Memorial Theatre, Student Union building at 9am and 12 noon.
  • Outside HM205, Hugh Mackenzie building at 3pm.

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, 12 noon and 1pm 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 9.30am and 12.30pm, and are limited to 15 people.

Victoria Recreation

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