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Facilities and services

Unipol Recreation Centre offers a huge choice of recreational activities: drop-in and play gyms, group fitness sessions, cardio and weights equipment, sports halls for basketball, volleyball and badminton. We provide facilities and services for all tertiary students, staff and the public to enjoy.

Get the most of your recreational activities, and experience the joys of health and well-being for yourself with our wide range of fitness options.

Our Recreation Handbook (PDF)

Cardio and resistance areas

With over 100 exercise machines our cardio equipment caters to the needs of a range of fitness levels helping you achieve healthy lifestyle choices.

Photo of a person playing badminton in the multipurpose areaHousing a full range of LifeFitness equipment the resistance areas will satisfy any resistance or strength training needs. Free and machine weights and equipment provide varying options for full body muscle improvement.

Changing areas

Our centre has multiple changing areas and toilets including inclusive bathroom facilities.

Drop-In and Play gyms

Hosting casual drop-in sports, bookings as well as the Centre’s group fitness classes, our green and blue gyms are uniquely versatile.

All equipment is available for hire from reception.

Multipurpose Area (MPA)

Spanning our top floor, the Multipurpose area hosts drop-in badminton, table tennis, netball and more.

Badminton bookings are available on the day. Badminton courts are available for student and member use only during semester time (Mon-Wed 4pm-9pm). This is subject to change depending on demand.

Book a badminton court

Use of badminton courts

Physiotherapy clinics

The University of Otago School of Physiotherapy offers clinical expertise to the public through a range of on-campus clinics, including a clinic within the Recreation Centre.

Services and fees

Plaza Café

Adjacent to reception, the Plaza Café offers a range of nutricious meals and snacks, and includes a child play area.

Opening hours and contact details

Trotters Gorge Hut

Get a group together and escape “studentville”, Trotters Gorge hut is rustic camping at its best.

Trotters Gorge Hut