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!) 

Clubs, venues, events, sport and recreation in Kaikōura


Kaikōura has lots of sport and recreation opportunities for young and old alike.  

Sport and recreation clubs list  


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

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.

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)


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


Phone: 029 773 1524

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

19 June 2018