Victoria University Of Wellington Recreation Centre

University Recreation Wellington provides sports, recreation, wellbeing, fitness and club services for the community.


Check our gym locations, opening hours and contact details.

We’re very excited that Aotearoa has moved to alert level 1 as of Tuesday 9 June. The Recreation Centre is open for students, staff, and fitness and group exercise members. We have now returned to full operational hours, including the re-opening of Pipitea Fitness.

Good hygiene practices continue to be our priority and we ask that you do not visit our facility if you are feeling unwell.

All club bookings for spaces still need to be approved prior to bookings resuming.


Choose from one of our membership types and sign up online or come in and see us at Kelburn or Pipitea.

Group exercise timetable

Our group exercise programme has a wide range of classes to choose from, with something for everyone the whole year round.

Fitness and personal training

For specific programmes or personal training, our qualified and friendly trainers can help you reach your health and fitness goals.


We have a range of sports opportunities available, catering for casual through to competitive players.

Clubs and societies

University Clubs is here to help you get involved in the club community on campus.

Facilities and venue hire

Check out our gym facilities, venues and equipment for hire. Outside of booking times, venues are available for casual use by students, free of charge.

Events and programmes

We offer a range of sporting and non-sporting events and programmes, as well as health and wellbeing initiatives throughout the year. Keep an eye out for dates.


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Athlete support

Victoria University of Wellington is committed to helping students negotiate the challenges associated with juggling competitive sport and tertiary study.