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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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“hot tub” (71 reviews)
“zig zag” (62 reviews)
“warm water” (72 reviews)
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525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7676
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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...More

Thank haylaura
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...More

Thank David M
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
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...More

Thank Jake K
Reviewed 8 April 2017

There is a very short course for 45$ p.p., and a bit longer one which costs 60$. My partner took the second one - it was extremlly short (took her a minute and a half to go from top to bottom), so our recommendation to...More

Thank Yair S
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Best decision ever! Love the OGO! Did a zigzag and one straight...both with water. I laughed all the way down! It was amazing. Way more fun if you do it with friends. Best fun I've had in ages. Go for it. No regrets. I may...More

Thank anja-f-atv
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Wasn't quite sure what to expect - but my daughter wanted to go. It was a cold rainy day- so I was initially worried we would be chilly - But the OGO team had apparently already thought about that as we went from hot tub...More

Thank Nadia M
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A must do while in Rotorua, it's was even more fun than I thought! We did both the side winder and the straight track together, nice warm water in the Zorb and a hot tub at the start and finish so you don't get cold!

Thank HLE-94
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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...More

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 26 March 2017 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...More

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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.