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OGO Rotorua

525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7676
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The experience of rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball has been an iconic adventure experience since Andrew and David Akers developed the first operation in the world in Rotorua back in 1997. Rotorua remains the ONLY location in New Zealand where you can experience this amazingly fun and bizarre activity.With a new site just 5 minutes from the town centre with a hill that is almost twice as long, you can ride with 1, 2 or 3 people inside the same H2OGO (with warm water in winter or cool water in summer),race against your friends, or try the Harness OGO where you are securely strapped in and sent rolling head over heels through the trees down our custom designed harness track.OR … try our BRAND NEW ride; THE FISHPIPE!A new and unique type of water ride where you slide for over 600 metres! Further than the longest water-slide in the world!Up to 3 riders, 75 litres (20 gallons) of water and a barrel that spins at up to 45 revolutions per minute (although we can slow it right down for the kids and those of you with nervous dispositions.)If you’re riding solo, you can slide, try to run inside, or even try surfing on your feet. With 2 or 3 riders inside you slip and slide together in a tangled mess ... backwards, sideways, frontwards, upside-downwards and whose-foot-is-that-in-my-mouthwards.Open 364 days from 9:00 to 5:00pm in all weather conditions, do not miss out on this unique New Zealand invention. No bookings necessary.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7676
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely LOVED this activity! This was really expensive for only one ride down the hill but it was fun! I really wanted to do more since the activity only took 30 seconds to get in the bubble and go down the hill but it was...More

Thank Mikaela H
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife has been wanting to do this for ages. We had such a blast, it should definitely be on everyone's list when they go to Rotorua! We did the long track in the same ball and then did the short track separately (I totally...More

Thank Shawn L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had the kids go on this so can't comment on how actual fun it was, but it did appear to be fun, and the kids loved it. It's a bit pricey to be honest, and did take a while to get the 3 different tracks...More

Thank MattyboyLeiden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun for 9,11 and 40 year olds alike! We did all three tracks and had a great time. Highly recommend at least 2 people per ball - is much more fun slipping and sliding and giggling with family or friends. Staff couldn’t have been...More

Thank millerbecca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun day. Rolling down the hill in a ball with warm water! There is a dry Zoe experience but it only runs in winter. We went on a rainy overcast day and didn’t have any wait time. Hot tubs to wait in at the...More

Thank terrilat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not be confused by the visual speed of the ball when watching them go down the hill. It feels like you are flying when you are in one of the balls! We went with a group of 6 and I was super reluctant to...More

Thank BoiseIdahoMike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend the Zorbing experience. The staff are incredibly friendly, the activity is a great deal of fun and easy to do. They team had a couple of technical difficulties on the day but were cheerful and informative which made the minor technical...More

Thank Undertaker935
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zorbing is incredible! It is NOT Scary. It is so much fun. So you will need to have a swimsuit. So Zorbing is a Ball (passenger compartment) inside a much bigger ball. They put some water in the interball so that you slip and slide..they...More

Thank incognitoDiver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband did this. He did the straight run & the sidewinder run. Considering how much it must cost to run a facility like this I thought the pricing was okay. It was $80 for both runs and we had an Entertainment book voucher for...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wanting to go zorbing for over 6 years and finally got to do this on my birthday. My husband and I did the straight track and also the side winder track in a ball together and we laughed the entire way down....More

Thank TinaLB1975
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27 August 2017|
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Response from kellyhO2415NZ | Property representative |
Hi, as the other reviewers have indicated you are fine to show up on the day. Alternatively you can book on our website. We look forward to welcoming you when you arrive!
22 July 2016|
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Response from Andrew A | Property representative |
Hi AnitaJ387 ... As Marla correctly says; it would be no problem for you and your husband to swap child caring duties while you each ride. Alternatively we have a number of staff on site who LOVE children. If you and your... More
10 February 2016|
Response from James J |
2 people at a time. My daughter's plan to ride me like a boogie board failed. We just fell over each other and laughed the whole time.