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OGO Rotorua

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Address: 525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-343 7676
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The experience of rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball has...

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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So much fun. Locals love it, and they are so right about it. A bit pricey but so so much fun. You can chose among 1, 2 and 3 rides. Tip - take extra clothes because you are going... read more

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Cristina S
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São Paulo
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much fun. Locals love it, and they are so right about it. A bit pricey but so so much fun. You can chose among 1, 2 and 3 rides. Tip - take extra clothes because you are going to get wet and bring a towel. If you have a waterproof camera, bring it with your.

Thank Cristina S
Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived on a cold and wet Saturday morning but still had a great time. The crew were friendly and helpful. The spa baths were a great way to stay warm and chat between rides. I recommend sharing your Ogo with a friend to share the experience. Videos and photos are available for sale, $35 for our whole group of... More 

Thank Alastair B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had discount vouchers for another place but was not welcomed, these guys were fantastic. Affordable, organised, safe and so proactively catered for the cold. Get up there and chill in a hot-tub whilst they inflate your zorb and fill it with nice warm water (just a little) when it's all set about 2 minutes, you get in the ball,... More 

Thank Johan K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn't sure about this when I arrived for the price but was soooo much fun and will defineatly do again. The staff are very friendly and gave us all a go pro to hold in the ball and took heaps of photos which cost less than any other place I have been. Was a lot of fun with my wife... More 

Thank Brad C
San Mateo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Something that should be tried at least once. Lots and lots of fun. We carried our GoPro cameras along with us for the ride and we have some incredible video of us laughing the whole way down the hill.

Thank nworbsa
Riverside, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you can't remember the last time you laughed uncontrollably then you need to get to this place. It is so much fun. My husband and I went in one together and could not stop laughing. We went three times. It looks a bit scary but it's seriously just a moving water slide. Do not miss this!

Thank jessicaapuentee
Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I'd waited almost 15 years to zorb since I saw it on Amazing Race, and it was one of the most fun things we did! We went on a Monday afternoon and we had the place to ourselves. There are 2 tracks - sidewinder and steep straight. We did both - the straight lets you go a little faster, but... More 

Thank haylaura
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Took our 7yr old from some fun runs down the hill after driving past for years I finally decided we check out the fun. It's was a cool day but to our surprise they fill the balls with warm water and set you off down the hill with a handy 'Go Pro' to capture all the fun. We had a... More 

Thank David M
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

So much fun! Did the dry run. It was a rainy cold day and did not feel like getting wet but it was fun. Bring your GoPro and definitely get a video.

Thank Christina T
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Had always wanted to zorb and then found a flyer for this and this place is by the original founder of zorbing. They have 3 tracks two straight and one zig zag. Both really fun. When watching people go, it doesn't seem like they are going fast, but sure does feel fast while in the ball. Staff very friendly. Coffee... More 

Thank Jake K

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