Recreation in New Zealand

Are you planning a trip to New Zealand? If so then you should consider some of the top recreation options. This will help to make your stay better and more enjoyable. Here are some of the top options:


How big is golfing in New Zealand? The country has more golf courses per capita than any other country in the world. You can find golf course/links in many small towns. You can also find them in big cities sot there are many options if you’re planning a trip to NZ. If you’re a fan of the sport make sure to research where the nearest golf courses are if you’re planning a trip to NZ.

Rugby League

This is easily one of the most popular sports in New Zealand. In fact, the country has its pro team named The Warriors that compete in the NRL competition of Australia.

Field Hockey

This version isn’t as famous as ice hockey but is still a major sport played around the world. It’s popular for both men and women in NZ. It’s a great option due to the warm New Zealand climate. Field hockey can be quite fun to play, so it’s not surprising that it’s one of the most popular sports in New Zealand.


While rugby is still more popular than football, it’s becoming increasingly popular. Regarding the number of people who play certain sports football is the most “popular” sport. The country has a national team that competes in the Wellington Phoenix of Australia. NZ’s All Whites team qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics and was the only team in the 2010 World Cup to be eliminated yet undefeated. Mexico beat out New Zealand for its pot at the Rio Olympics last year.


Here’s another popular sport in NZ and is a very popular sport during the country’s summers. The versions for men and women are both popular in the country. Cricket is somewhat like baseball but is somewhat different.  The game can be quite exciting, and it explains the popularity in NZ.


Men’s basketball is becoming more popular in the country. Hoops are also very popular in Australia, and the national team often qualifies for FIBA tournaments and Summer Olympics. The game isn’t quite as popular in NZ, but it’s certainly becoming more popular. It will be interesting to see how popular the sport becomes in the next years.


This is the most popular sport in New Zealand for women. The sport has support ranging from the grass-roots level to the national team named the Silver Ferns. Netball is a ball sport that is played by two teams with seven players on each team. The game’s roots are various early versions of basketball. It started in England during the 1890s decade.  By the year 1960 international rules were set, and the International Federation of Netball was formed. As of the year 2011, the INF consisted of over 60 national teams that made up five global regions.