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Unipol Recreation Services offers a huge choice of recreational activities, including group fitness, outdoor rental and social sport

Coronavirus update – 23 March 2020
The Prime Minister has moved New Zealand to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 with a move to Alert Level 4 in 48 hours. Due to the new alert levels, Unipol Recreation Services will be closed from 11pm, Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

Drop-In and Play

We are Aotearoa's only University Recreation Centre to offer 'Drop-In and Play' gyms, and have over 650,000 visits per year.

Drop-In and Play gyms

Hours and contacts


Tel +64 3 479 5888

Who can use us

Entry into the Unipol Recreation Services is free for University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic students with presentation of their current ID card.

It is also available for use by University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic staff and their whānau and friends.

Please note: It is now a requirement for all users of Unipol to log their arrival each time they use the facility. You can either use our laptops or QR code if you prefer to use your own phone to do this. Both are available at reception on arrival.

What’s on

Healthy Campus Recreation Magazine

Cover of Healthy Campus Recreation magazine

Healthy Campus Recreation Magazine – semester 1 2020

Check out the variety of recreation opportunities on campus and in your wider Dunedin community.