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OGO Rotorua

525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua 3015, 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.
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525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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"hot tub"
in 75 reviews
"zig zag"
in 69 reviews
"warm water"
in 77 reviews
"straight track"
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"sidewinder track"
in 34 reviews
"straight run"
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"great fun"
in 92 reviews
"go pro"
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"hamster ball"
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"changing rooms"
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"stay warm"
in 9 reviews
"photos and videos"
in 11 reviews
"waterproof camera"
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"washing machine"
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"wet ride"
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"spa pool"
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"a lot of fun"
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Reviewed yesterday

A few quick tips. - Bring wet weather gear, the wet (z)orbs are better and the water is nice and warm. - Bring a towel unless you want to 'rent' one for $3. - Forget the side by side track where you 'race' each other....More

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Andrew A, Owner at OGO Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi AussieShane, Thanks very much for your detailed review. I just wanted to touch on the issue of cost for photos and videos, because I get that the price might be a little off-putting and wanted to explain to anyone that might read this that...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a really good time! A must-do activity even if it's cold. Definitely spend plenty of time settling down in the hot tub afterwards. Not sure if the photos are really worth the amount we paid for them.

Thank Megan V
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic time and great fun. Didn't realize how much fun it would be. Was a cold day but with warm water inside the OGO during the ride you wouldn't know it was 6 degree's outside. Jump in the spa-tub at the bottom and your ready...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was amazing and fun. They have theer different rides on is the mega , ZigZag and strait. I recommend this to any one

Thank ICE S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a clever idea! The shop provides shorts, t-shirt and a towel. Once you change, you are driven to the top of the hill, deposited in the ball (which contains warm water), and down you go. You slide about, but it’s not painful. There is...More

Thank KenandMaxine B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kids 6,8,10,11 and dad went on sidewinder. Loved it, though a little scary for the 6 and 10 year olds they still want to do it again. We’ll organised place with reasonable prices photos/videos for a tourist attraction.

Thank Euro11
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day staff went Ubove and beyond. I had 4 grandchildren from 1-14 they all loved it. Would recommend as a must do visiting Rotorua

Thank Rosemarie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last minute activity to do before heading out of Rotorua. Excellent fun. Had a blast and the crew were lovely.

Thank Brooke T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome experience and tonnes of fun. It was really relaxing soaking in hot spa tubs before and after every run/roll. Staff are very friendly and the photos at the end are hilarious! I can guarantee lots of laughs!

Thank _kaylajwade
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun. Shared this experience with my son. Would recommend this to all. It is fun and invigorating! I am 64 and my son is 24- it was a great thing to share!

Thank Veronica B
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Darien H
27 April 2018|
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Response from CeceliaChuh | Reviewed this property |
You can go there anytime during the day, but I suggest you check their open hour from OGO Rotorua page on TripAdvisor. It's different at different season.
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TinaSueWP
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!
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AnitaJ387
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
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