Waikeria Prison

Waikeria Prison is set in a 1200 hectare site near Te Awamutu in the Waikato. It is one of the country's largest prisons.

Contact details

Phone: (07) 872 6700

Postal address:
Private Bag 2400
Te Awamutu 3840

Physical address:
Waikeria Road
16km south of Te Awamutu

From mid 2014, entrance to Waikeria Prison will only be from Waikeria Road. Manuka Drive and Nikau Road which are on prison land will be closed to the general public. There will be a locked security gate near the intersection of Manuka Drive and Wharepuhunga Road that will only open in an emergency. 

If you are visiting someone at Waikeria Prison, press the intercom at the prison entrance on Waikeria Road. 

General information

Prisoner capacity: 750
Security classification: Minimum to high security male prisoners
Year established: 1911

A high-medium security unit at Waikeria Prison.