In New Zealand sailing is one of the most popular sports; sailing is someting of a national sport. You can also try skiing and snowboarding while you are here. New Zealand's mountains are situated on the South Island and the best time for snow sports is between June and October.
It was in New Zealand that Bungy Jumping was invented and outside Queenstown is the famous bridge where the first jumps took place. You can also satisfy your adventurous spirit by engaging in whitewater rafting, jetboating, paragliding or some other more advanced adventurous sport. New Zealand's varied nature makes it ideal for climbing and hiking, which are two other popular spare time activities of this country.
Sheep jumping and sheep throwing are local and very popular inofficial New Zealand sports branches, in the country where there are 15 sheep per inhabitant. More accepted as a sport is sheep shearing, something you may get a chance to try.