Hilux New Zealand Rural Games

A great family weekend of traditional sports and live entertainment, and it’s FREE.

The Games attract top competitors from throughout New Zealand and Australia. You can expect to see several national and world champions battling for the prestigious Hilux New Zealand Rural Games titles.

Together, with Sport New Zealand and rural sports associations around NZ we’ve developed exciting formats for sheep shearing, speed fencing, speed tree climbing and other traditional sports. We host the ANZAXE Wood Chopping Championship, NZ Harness Racing Gearing Up Championship and the ever-popular NZ Rural Highland Games ‘Heavies’ Trans-Tasman Competition.

Kids ‘n Country is all about having a go – a host of fun events over both days to keep under-12s active and entertained. And there are some great spot prizes.