An external view of the Te Puni building with residential buildings in the background.

Te Puni Village

Te Puni Village houses students in a three-building complex on Kelburn campus with stunning views of Wellington Harbour. Athlete-friendly living is available.

Catered hall

Meals served in a communal dining room.

Walking time to campuses

Kelburn—2 minutes
Pipitea—25 minutes
Te Aro—15 minutes

Housing style

348 single rooms
17 apartment single rooms
33 single studios

Te Puni Village is located on our Kelburn campus—a handy spot for students studying there, close to your classes and other university services.

It’s made up of three multi-story buildings separated by glass walkways with single bedrooms, single studios, and apartments. And there are stunning views of the Wellington Harbour from the communal areas.

The 'live, learn, grow' culture of the hall will help you get off to a great start to university life.

Te Puni Village offers athlete-friendly living and has a dedicated floor for committed sportspeople. This creates a community of student athletes who can share similar experiences and support each other while juggling competitive sport and study.

About the hall

  • Te Puni Village is operated by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Popular with first-year students.
  • There are single bedrooms, single studios, and apartments.
  • Rooms are fully furnished and heated. See the list of items provided in the Student Hall Handbook pdf3.8MB
  • Most floors include a large communal lounge and kitchenette.
  • Bathrooms are gender diverse.
  • There is a deck and e-lounge with a pool table and table tennis table, and a music room with a piano and drum kit, as well as dedicated tutorial rooms for study.
  • The communal dining room serves three meals a day from Monday to Saturday, with brunch and dinner on Sunday. Special dietary options, late dinners, and packed lunches are also offered.
  • You can request to live on an alcohol-free floor.
  • 24/7 camera surveillance and swipe card access is required to enter the building.
  • Wi-Fi is available.
  • There are communal laundries with washing machines and dryers.
  • Some facilities are suitable for students with disabilities.


Per academic year (38 weeks) Per week

Single room

$18,924 $498
Single studio $19,988 $526
Apartment single room $19,456 $512

The 2024 fees quoted for Te Puni Village include food, electricity, heating, and internet. The rate will be confirmed when you receive your offer.

Trimester 1 only contracts will incur an additional fee of 10 percent to cover the cost of finding someone to take your room when you leave.

Find out when you need to pay accommodation fees and other charges.

Hall videos and photos


Get involved and meet lots of people at the many inter-hall events. Throughout the year there are sports events, a quiz night, talent quest, film festival screening, and hall formals as well as inter-floor activities.


Starting university and living in a hall is an exciting time but it can also be challenging.

Our dedicated team of hall staff are always there to support you, and contribute to creating a friendly and safe hall whānau culture.

Residential advisers (RAs) are senior students employed and trained by the University to support hall residents. You’ll be assigned to one of them and they are often your first point of contact if you need help. RAs are very approachable and enjoy having a chat anytime. They organise hall events and can arrange study groups.

Student support coordinators are registered health professionals who are assigned to each hall, giving you easy access to counselling support. They also work closely with hall staff to ensure health and wellbeing goals are understood and being met.

Support services

We want you to have a happy and successful time at university and get all the support you may need. Make use of our study skills advice and resources as well as health, counselling, and recreation services. There are mentoring programmes and support networks available within our diverse communities.

Addressing conflict

Living with others can be hard at times. Our halls use a restorative justice process to address conflict and rule breaking. This process requires everyone affected to work together to reach an agreement about what must be done to restore relationships.

The Student Hall Handbook pdf3.8MB outlines our behaviour and conduct rules.

For residents of the hall who are not enrolled as students at the University, read our misconduct process schedule pdf212KB

Visit our halls

Contact the hall directly to make an appointment to visit. If you wish to see more than one hall on the same day, make sure you allow at least 30–40 minutes to cover the tour and the time to travel to the next hall. You can book a hall tour during school holidays.

Book a tour of Te Puni Village