Ranked as the number one university in New Zealand for excellence in research, the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) is renowned around the globe for its distinction in teaching, inclusiveness, internationalisation, arts and culture, and more. You’ll be pushed to think independently and be inspired to be the best in your field.
If you’re starting at VUW, finding the right accommodation is key to having the best uni experience possible. The UniLodge Stafford House is located conveniently near campus, making it the perfect home away from home.
Travel Times and Transport Options
UniLodge Stafford House is situated approximately 1km down the road from VUW, so it’s easy getting to and from university each day. Whether you’d prefer to walk, ride or bus in, you’ll always make good time on the commute.
Travel times to Victoria University of Wellington:
- From UniLodge Stafford House: 23-minute walk, 11-minute bike ride, 11 minutes by bus
The best bus to catch to VUW is the 22 (from The Terrace at Bolton St bus stop), which comes every 10 minutes in peak time. When you’re not in class, getting around the city to explore is easy with Wellington’s public transport system. Hop on Metlink to plan your journey, see public transport timetables and maps, and get real-time updates.
Wellington is a diverse, vibrant and compact city that’s ideal for student living. While it may be a small city, it’s certainly mighty. With rolling greenery, scenic mountains and a wide sweep of bay, you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty everywhere you turn.
And you won’t ever run out of things to do on your days off uni. Wellington has a spectacular coffee and brunch culture, so you can spend every weekend trying out a different café to get your breakfast fix. Be sure to take the Wellington Cable Car up to Kelburn Lookout where you’ll take in gorgeous panoramic city views during the quaint journey. The Museum of New Zealand is teeming with the history and culture of the Maori people, along with a wealth of interesting exhibits to explore.
Combining affordability with a very high standard of living, Wellington is the perfect playground for international students.
Located right in the city centre and just down the road from VUW, UniLodge Stafford House will make sure you have a great uni/life balance. Cafés, restaurants, clubs and shops are all within easy walking distance, so you can truly experience life as a Wellington local. Our UniLodge apartments are self-catered, each containing a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and small common area.
Interested in our Victoria University of Wellington accommodation? Contact UniLodge today.