Functions and meeting rooms

Nestled in the heart of Waikato, approximately 40 minutes north of Hamilton Airport and 60 minutes south of the Auckland Airport, the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development (the College) offers one of the region’s most unique and spectacular conference and meeting venues.  

The College, which belongs to Waikato-Tainui, is set on top of a hill rich in cultural history and has breath-taking views of the Waikato River, Mount Taupiri and Haakarimata Ranges. With a variety of conference and seminar rooms, the College provides an idyllic venue for any conference or seminar for up to 200 guests.  It also offers 46 superior accommodation suites for up to 55 guests and an amazing range of onsite catering options.

The College is managed by a team of friendly and helpful staff who take great pride in accommodating the needs of all its guests, including guests with reduced mobility and special dietary needs.

Scroll down to learn more about the College’s services and facilities, and contact the  Executive Director – Conferences and Events, Mereaina Herangi for a personalised, cost-effective quotation.


The College offers spaces of varying sizes. These rooms are ideal for all your meeting, conferencing, team building and event needs. Each space has WiFi access and is equipped with its own audio/visual system.


  • Venue start and finish times can vary – (inc: set-up, audio + visual, whiteboard + pens)
  • Catering options available
  • Pricing available upon request