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Guided campus tours

Thinking of studying at Otago, but want to check it out first? Our campus tours are hosted by student tour guides, who will take you on a visit around our beautiful campus, highlighting important areas like Mellor Labs, the Central Library, and our broad range of student support services. We'll also take you into two Residential Colleges, St Margaret's and University College (UniCol), to get a good understanding of accommodation options at our Residential Colleges.

Bookings are at set times, either 10:30am or 1pm, and are around 90 minutes long, but can take a little longer. You will need to book at least a week in advance, to avoid missing out.

Outside of our tours, you are welcome to visit other Residential Colleges; please contact the individual colleges directly to book a suitable time. The college Wardens/Masters would be pleased to show you through their facilities, given prior notice to ensure staff availability.

Student accommodation, including Residential Colleges

Booking and enquiries

Campus tours booking form

If you have any enquiries, or have any issues with booking online, please contact us at:


Self-guided tours

Dunedin campus tour

Visit the historic and state-of-the-art buildings which make up the Dunedin campus of New Zealand's oldest and finest university.

You can pick up A Visitor's Guide to the University of Otago booklet and take a stroll around the campus from the following:

Central Library

The Central Library is open weekends for those visiting outside normal University hours.

Contact the Library for further information.


University of Otago Library tours

School group tours

The Schools' Liaison Office offers tours to school groups. Please note advanced bookings are essential.

Contact the Schools' Liaison Administrator for further information:


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