Recreation

One of the best things about living in New Zealand is there is so many things to do. Another is it’s so easy to do them.

Sport, outdoor adventure, comedy gigs, exhibitions, growing your own veges – whatever gets your pulse racing, clears your head or gives you that deep sense of satisfaction, there’s every chance you’ll be able to enjoy it here in New Zealand.

Father & Son sailing

Sailing on the Wellington coast.

Being a relatively small country, even the most exotic of pastimes are no more than a day’s travel away and usually a whole lot less. For example, the furthest you could ever be from the sea in New Zealand is 120 kilometres (75 miles).

The weather is relatively kind, making it even easier to get out and about all year round.

And then there’s the famous New Zealand work-life balance that gives you time and headspace to combine a good day’s work with doing the things you and your family want to do.

In this section:

  • Arts & culture

    See what’s going on in art, music, theatre, film and comedy around New Zealand.

  • Sports

    Discover the huge range of sporting options available. We’re not just into rugby!

  • The outdoors

    Explore the huge range of activities on offer in this big natural playground of ours.

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Page last updated: 30/08/2016

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