AUT consists of two campuses. The main campus, Wellesley is in Wellesley Street in the middle of Auckland's "central business district." This campus covers an area between Mayoral Drive and Wellesley Street, Symonds and St Paul Street, and this is the campus you attend to study business, design, creative technologies, humanities and Applied Science.
The second campus, Akoranga, is located on the North Shore - on the other side of the water - it has nice parks and houses the faculties of Education, Sports & Recreation and Health and Environmental Science.
After AUT got university status in 2000; it has invested large sums in infrastructure, staff and programs. The university is halfway through its development project costing $ 245 million on each campus. AUT has built new libraries, and the faculties of design, business and engineering have all been given completely new architecture. The University also offers many recreational activities outside the classroom.
There are many ways to get to university - you can walk, cycle, drive by car, bus or train. All main bus routes in Auckland have stops close to the Wellesley campus and Britomark. The Central City Train Station is approx. 15 minutes' walk from the main campus. North Shore also has good bus connections, and there is an AUT Shuttle Bus between campuses throughout the day which can be used if you live in the city center.
AUT has student housing near both campuses, but relatively few students. It provides housing for about 700 of its 23,000 students. The student houses are in a secure and safe environment; they are fully furnished and have both Internet access and phone. Another possibility is to rent your own apartment (often unfurnished), there are good opportunities for this in Auckland.