The Black Ferns captain Fiao'o Fa'amausili says getting the hosting rights for the women's rugby world has been a long time coming but is worth the wait.
The country was up against Australia in a vote conducted by the World Rugby Council in Dublin on Wednesday.
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said he felt the decision was worldwide recognition for the obsession for rugby in New Zealand.
It will be the first Women's Rugby World Cup to take place in the southern hemisphere.
Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said her organisation would use lessons from their failed women's bid to strategise a more compelling bid for 2027.More news: Will Gordon Hayward Get Benched? He's Open to it
"It just means now that we won't be playing on home soil, so we will be going across the Tasman to try and win that World Cup".
"More of those teams now want to be in the Women's world cup and expansion in the women's world cup will be a topic for discussion".
"Hosting the Women's Rugby World Cup will provide a valuable platform to showcase and grow opportunities for women in sport at all levels, from participation to leadership".
There are also significant impacts through global exposure and broadcast opportunities, including in some of Auckland's priority markets of Australia, United States, Japan and China. "We hope to welcome Australia back to bid again in the future".
"I've got a six-year-old daughter, I'm really looking forward to her seeing the best of these female rugby players on our home turf in Aotearoa and that's what drives me now".More news: Khloe Kardashian will spend Thanksgiving with Tristan Thompson
New Zealand was overnight awarded the hosting rights to the tournament, the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere.
"It nearly felt like the tournament was coming home in being awarded to New Zealand", Beaumont said.
With next year's Rugby Championship condensed due to the global tournament, it will be the only chance the two teams get to size each other up ahead of the World Cup.
"I'm hugely excited the event will be held here".
At this stage it appears the battle to host the 2027 tournament is between Australia and Argentina, with influential World Rugby powerbroker Gus Pichot a potentially strong weapon for the South Americans.More news: Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes pay tribute to Niki Lauda with red caps
"Securing the Women's Rugby World Cup, against strong competition from Australia, shows the growing status and recognition of worldwide women's sporting events", he said.