Moving into Student Accomodation and Neighborhoods Around Auckland University

So, our dilemma for accommodation, on campus or off campus and if so which neighbourhoods.

What we eventually found a nice little 2 bed apartment in New Market which is still close enough to Uni. But for those who just want to use our muscle work instead of researching yourself. Here are some tips for finding accommodation around the university. You can also find student accommodation in the hip neighborhoods surrounding the university. The following are just a few tips to help you find a great place to live in Auckland. If you’re new to the city, you may want to learn more about the city’s neighbourhoods before you move in.

New Market

The suburb we eventually opted for. The City Campus of Auckland University is a five-hectare campus adjacent to Newmarket’s major business district. It will eventually provide the University with a site for expansion over the next fifty years. The first of these buildings is the Engineering and Science Faculty.

Apart from student residences, the university offers a range of private and shared accommodation. Apartments are typically small but are available for one or two people. There is no communal space to contend with in a studio apartment, making it ideal for people who don’t want to live with strangers. The price of an apartment can range from NZ $ 800 to NZ $ 1200 a month. Students can find the best accommodation according to their budget and needs using the Erasmus Play housing search engine. A tip on moving in, if you have a lot of stuff like we did, we chose to use a comparison site to find movers in Auckland. But if you have very little belongings, it’s just as easy hiring a van and doing it yourself.


If you’re considering studying in Auckland, you’ll want to find a neighbourhood that offers student-friendly housing. The city is incredibly diverse, with a great quality of life for residents. Students who choose to live in a suburban neighbourhood are usually much more likely to make friends with those living in nearby apartment complexes. If you’re a first-year student, Parnell is an excellent choice.

The University of Auckland has recently purchased a five-million-dollar mansion in Parnell for its student housing. The property features manicured gardens and a lap pool. It is the most expensive among the properties on the shortlist. However, students should keep in mind that the majority of the properties in this area are located in more expensive suburbs, such as Remuera and Parnell. Depending on the location of your student accommodation, you could pay anywhere from $1100 to $2500 a week.

Mont Albert

The Mount Albert district is home to several notable residents. Some of them are rugby player Sonny Bill Williams, actress Lucy Lawless, former Prime Minister Helen Clark, famous acoustician Sir Harold Marshall, and TVNZ’s Breakfast presenter Petra Bagust. Another well-known resident is triple Olympic gold medalist and world mile record holder Sir Peter Snell. Another prominent citizen of Mount Albert is the former rugby player Bryan Williams.

Located in the southwest corner of the city, the Mount Albert district is less than a 30-minute walk from the CBD. While the central Auckland neighbourhood is the most popular choice for university students, there are other neighbourhoods to consider.

Grey Lynn

Grey Lynn is an inner suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is located three kilometers west of the Auckland city centre. The suburb was amalgamated with Auckland in 1914. The population of Grey Lynn is approximately 11,720. This neighbourhood has many residential areas and a shopping centre at the intersection of Great North Road and Williamson Avenue. There is also a bus service between the area and the main Auckland University campus.

If you want to experience the old-fashioned charm of Grey Lynn, try walking through the neighborhood. The narrow streets with their rambling gardens are the perfect backdrop for a peaceful walk. The neighbourhood is roughly bound by Ponsonby Road and Great North Road, but spans many communities. Many residents keep chickens and bees or browse secondhand stores for a nice set of Crown Lynn teacups. It is a charming, relaxed place to live and explore.


The city of Remuera is a thriving inner-city suburb just four kilometres from the Auckland CBD. Students can take the bus from Remuera Shopping Centre to Stop E, at Auckland University for about $2. The bus journey takes approximately 21 minutes and includes stops at Auckland Domain, Waiata and Waiatarua Reserves, and Orakei Basin Reserve, which offers sheltered waters ideal for water-skiing. The city is also one of the most historic in New Zealand and the surrounding suburbs are well-established.

The central city is also an excellent choice for those looking to live near university facilities. With excellent outdoor activities, plenty of job opportunities, and a pristine waterfront location, Auckland is a popular choice for students.