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Facilities and Services

We provide facilities and services for all tertiary students 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.

For further information please refer to our Recreation Handbook.

Multipurpose Area (MPA)

Spanning the centre's top floor, the MPA 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

Cardio and Light Weights Studio

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

Light Weights help with toning and shaping, providing an all over body workout in just one room.

Heavy Weights Studio

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

Sports Gyms

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

All equipment is available for hire from reception.

Mezzanine Floor

Provides separate male and female changing facilities, as well as housing pool and snooker tables for leisurely use.

Changing areas and toilets

Our Centre has multiple changing areas and toilets including two disability and gender inclusive bathroom facilities.

Virtual Tour

Take a stroll through our purpose-built facility.


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.

Trotters Gorge Hut

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

Plaza Café

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