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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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Chose Ogo over Zorb based on the reviews. Their ride is also longer in length and time. Initially just wanted the kids to have a go, but the wife and I ended up going ourselves... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Chose Ogo over Zorb based on the reviews. Their ride is also longer in length and time. Initially just wanted the kids to have a go, but the wife and I ended up going ourselves. FUN! The hot tubs are an added treat! Helpful and cheerful staff!

Thank PinoyKiwi
Romsey, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was a lot of fun. its more expensive but definitely a better experience then the other zorbing place in rotorua

Thank bmac902017
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A little expensive, but I think it's worth it. My partner and I had a great time. We did the straight and sidewinder separately, and tried the sidewinder together too. Friendly staff :)

Thank katieeveringham
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My 16 year old son and I did this on New Years day, which was a great choice because we avoided all of the crowds. We did the three runs, one straight and two sidewinder. Very fun and not scary. You start walking/running in the ball to get moving, but once you lose your footing, you just slosh around in... More 

Thank WGhummingbird
Honolulu, HI
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was super fun, we did the H20 2 ride pack and it was perfect. The first ride down my husband and I raced in the straight track (we each had our own ball) and the second one we went together in the sidewinder track and it was hilarious! We couldnt stop laughing, it was a blast! It is super... More 

Thank Skyesmom3
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We saw these videos before we came to New Zealand and immediately put them on the to do list. Went today and it didn't disappoint at all! Only went down once on the zig zagging trail but would definitely go back to do it again and the other trail!

Thank Jessica L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My kids, age 10 & 12, pushed us to do the OGO. I thought I could avoid the experience entirely by claiming I didn't bring my swim suit or an extra change of clothes. Not to worry - you can rent clothes - so my fate was determined. The giant orb is filled with warm water and you slosh around... More 

Thank Polly B
Cambridge, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

It is extremely sill to throw yourself down a hill in a large inflatable ball. But so much fun. the staff are all professional and friendly; the venue close to town, and the balls are big. Fantastic time was had by all, would even consider going again. Plus also saw the venue catering for a wheelchair bound lady (who had... More 

Thank Jonathan n Mari... K
Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Were here around 11:30a Dec 29, 2016 with family of 4(son 14, daughter 20). My son had seen this online as we did our pre-trip planning ... was a fun shared adventure for he and our daughter. Saw kids as young as 8 thru adults in early 60s in these Zorb balls. Main office not large, were perhaps 25-30 other... More 

Thank MountainMan_CO6
Taupo, New Zealand
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

After wanting to go zorbing for many years my friend and I came across a deal on bookme and thought 'why not?'. We had the water option and were able to go together which I think made the whole experience much better, we were literally rolling around on top of each other and laughing the whole way down. We then... More 

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