Sport in Kaikōura

Information about sport and recreation in Kaikōura and how we're working to increase social connection, health and wellbeing for all those involved (even from the sideline - that means you too, Mum and Dad!)


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Clubs, venues, events, sport and recreation in Kaikōura

Kaikōura has a range of clubs and groups offering sport and recreation opportunities in the District.

There is also a website that you can load your own event, or look and see what's happening in and around town. Go to Events Kaikoura and take a tour!


Kaikōura has lots of sport and recreation opportunities for young and old alike. Click the link below and browse through what's available. 

You can see contact details and information about the sport and recreation clubs in Kaikoura here.  



Most indoor sports (basketball, volleyball, badminton and indoor soccer) take place at the High School gymnasium (Rorrisons Rd). Netball, tennis and hockey use the school courts with soccer and athletics using the school fields.


Local Events:

Charwell Challenge Roagine

Surrey Downs, Inland Road, Kaikōura - 13th May 2018

A fundraiser for Kaikōura High School

A rogaine is an off-road walking/running team event based on reaching a series of checkpoints and navigating with a topographical map. There is something for every age and fitness level with some spectacular scenery. 

Read more about rogaine in NZ here.


Whale Run

Kaikoura Suburban School (Schoolhouse Rd) Saturday 8th September

  • 1/2 Marathon Run
  • 1/2 Marathon Walk
  • 10 km Run
  • 10 km Walk
  • 2 km Marafun (for school age children 9 years and under)

Place getter and sport prizes. Enter online. 


Kaikōura Warrior

The ultimate FUN obstacle race - Sunday 25th November

Enter as a team of four, a family, or an individual. 

Three races to choose from: 6km Ultimate Warrior, 3km Apprentice Warrior, or the Mini Warrior for kids. 

Prizes for place getters, spot prizes and best costume.

Enter online at – entries open October

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Working towards a new pool

The Kaikōura Lions Pool suffered extensive damage in the November earthquake and has been closed. The Council are working with Sport Tasman and the community  to rebuild the community pool.  

You can read more about this on the swimming pool rebuild page or on the Sport Tasman website. 

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Sport and recreation leadership

Many of our sport and recreation facilities were damaged in the earthquake. We are now well underway planning and repairing facilities that will serve our community well into the future. We have many amazing volunteers, coaches and administrators who are ‘getting on with it’ and making sport happen.

The Leadership Group driving Sport and Recreation Recovery in Kaikōura is:

  • Mark Fissenden (Chair)
  • Nigel Muir (CEO Sport Tasman)
  • Winston Gray (Mayor)
  • Rosie Clemett (Te Runanga o Kaikoura)
  • Kim Boyce-Campbell (Secretarial Support)

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For more information for anything sport related in Kaikōura, contact Community Sport Advisor, Kim Boyce-Campbell


Phone:029 773 1524 

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Sport Tasman partners with Kaikōura District Council to work towards a more active, healthier, happier community.

19 June 2018