Te Pā Tauira

Owned and operated by Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga


Purpose-built for our Dunedin students, our brand new, on-campus Student Village is called Te Pā Tauira and it's the perfect home for you to enjoy student life to the fullest within an exciting and supportive community.

Te Pā Tauira, is our 231-bed, furnished residential village, purpose-built for Otago Polytechnic students in a prime location - Its literally on our Dunedin campus. You’ll enjoy a short walk to class and still be just minutes away from the city centre, libraries, gyms and sports grounds.

You’ll also meet lots of new people and become part of a great student community.

Te Pā Tauira provides:

  • a safe and secure environment with swipe cards and staff on-site 24/7
  • a unique residential life programme, recreational facilities and organised events
  • catering packages available
  • free WiFi
  • inclusive internet and power – so no surprise bills
  • optional study tutorials to help you stay on top of your coursework
  • the opportunity to meet a new and diverse group of friends

Applications open in August

Contact us

Email: accommodation@op.ac.nz 
Phone: 0800 677 801
After hours phone: 0800 677 802

Te Pā Tauira is managed by our Director of Accommodation, Max Sims.

Frequently asked questions

Got a question? Don't forget to check out our FAQ's first. 

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“I'd tell anyone moving into the Village to branch out, make new friends, take as many opportunities as possible… and get involved in everything you can!”

Molly Ellis

Previous Te Pā Tauira resident

Rooms and rates - 2024

Dorm Room (Catered)

King single bed; desk, drawers, chair and wardrobe; shared dining hall; shared living spaces; shared bathroom

from $465


Ensuite Room (Catered)

King single bed; desk, drawers, chair and wardrobe; en-suite bathroom;

 from $485


Studio (Standard - self catered)

Queen bed; TV, desk, drawers, chair and wardrobe; en-suite bathroom; kitchenette

 from $390


Deluxe Studio (self catered)

Queen bed; TV, table, armchair, desk, drawers, chair and wardrobe; en-suite bathroom; kitchenette.

 from $410


Apartment - 4 bedroom (self catered)

Private room with king single bed; desk, drawers, chair and wardrobe, kitchen, shared lounge and two bathrooms.

 from $340


Catering option for self catered rooms

10 Weeks (3 meals a day) or dinner only options available. GST included.
One-off options are also available

from $140 per week


Initial fees: A one-off Administration Fee ($200) is payable when accepting your offer at the Village, as well as a Residents’ Association Fee ($350) and a Contingency Fee ($300, refundable on departure subject to you having paid all other amounts under your residential agreement).

Room configurations

Benefits of our Student Village

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Fantastic location

Te Pā Tauira is located beside our Forth Street Campus and in the heart of Dunedin’s student area. It’s an easy walk to the centre of town as well as to supermarkets, restaurants, bars and shopping.
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Top class accommodation

Constructed with the environment firmly in mind with sustainable materials used throughout, Te Pā Tauira was built in 2018. It includes a range of fully catered single rooms, studios and apartments.
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Amazing lifestyle

You’ll enjoy meeting new people and becoming part of a great community. It’s a great place to create friendships, get stuck into your studies and enjoy the scarfie lifestyle.
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Great support

Your safety is our top priority. There is always a manager on site, as well as Resident Advisors. Enter only via secure swipe card and take advantage of secure bike storage and car-parking (limited).

Explore our campuses

We’d love to give you a guided tour around our campus and show you around Te Pā Tauira so you can get a real feel for what its like to be a student here.