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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!

This was one of my must-dos when visiting New Zealand and it turned out even better than I expected! A water slide, inside a ball, down a hill! Fun on your own, and even more... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mark N
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of my must-dos when visiting New Zealand and it turned out even better than I expected! A water slide, inside a ball, down a hill! Fun on your own, and even more fun with friends. This will definitely be on the top of my list if I'm back in Rotorua.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing and original experience! Felt like a child again. The staff is super friendly and smily, you've got a spa where you can jump on while you are waiting your turn with a stunning view on the surrendings. If you stop in Rotorua, make sure you try that out!

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

A must do in rotorua ,, been there two time and staff has been great both the times and it's good for the young kids as well

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I can't remember the last time I had laughed that much! Hilarious fun unlike anything I've ever done before. Considering we were rolling down a hill, the OGO team run a slick operation with perfect photo ops and spa's between adrenaline highs! Definitely would do again!

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We Had lots of fun in the balls. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone daring enough to do it. The spa was a added bonus to wait in between turns so you dont get cold. It would be good to have a family deal or discount prices though for a family. it gets quite expensive when you have a... More 

Thank Eperre
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I had a blast in the OGO experience. All the staff were super friendly and Shanyse took the experience to the next level. She made us feel appreciated and even gave us advice on what to do for the rest of the day CONGRATULATIONS and recommmend this experience 100% to everyone.

Thank Fernando O
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My partner and I went and did this, and all I can say is do it. It was so much fun and the staff are super friendly and helpful. The photo's and the go pro footage were hilarious as well.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great view as you throw yourself down a steep hill in a massive ball. It's exhilarating as you roll down a hill at ridiculous speeds with arms n legs flying everywhere. Really different to any other experience we had. An absolute MUST SEE 😜

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

A bit pricey but by far one of our favourite activities from our trip. The zorbing itself was great fun, made even better by the beautiful surroundings. You're allowed to take in your own camera for free, which is definitely worth it - the video we have from our go pro is hilarious. The location is also a great place... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

I had no idea what to expect, but it was awesome. It was so much more fun then we ever imagined. We laughed so hard and long our stomachs hurt. It is a definite must do. We tell everyone we meet in New Zealand to go and do it. The hot tubs and warm water in the balls make it... More 

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