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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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Loved it, highly recommend!!!

Myself and my 10yr old daughter did 3 rides. Both the straight and zig zag rides alone and then the zig zag together. So much fun!! Staff are great too! Can't wait to do it again.

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

There are 2 tracks - straight and windy. We took the windy track and has a 2-ish minute laugher filled ride down the hill. Super fun.

Thank isipcrew
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Myself and my 10yr old daughter did 3 rides. Both the straight and zig zag rides alone and then the zig zag together. So much fun!! Staff are great too! Can't wait to do it again.

Thank Roche2989
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017

our 12 and 14 year did this and it was the highlight of their holiday. Would highly recommend. Thought you got flipped upside down in ball but it is like zooming down on a water slide and you don;t tip upside down. They LOVED it. Staff excellent. Spa pool and blankets and shade provided . Kids did three rides each... More 

Thank Debbie W
Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What an experience this was!! We were greeted by friendly staff and attended to straight away despite a tour bus pulling up a few moments before us. Signed in using iPads and given the all go to wait in line. After being driven up the hill my partner and I were offered a GoPro for our trip down - WOULD... More 

Thank Natasha W
Longview, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had so much fun doing this! The only thing that was an issue was the wind. We did not know that might be a factor. We had a limited time frame and had to wait for the wind to settle. We managed to get all three runs in, but we would have liked to do the sidewinder again and... More 

Thank Renee B
Kyneton, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

So much more fun than I thought it would be would recommend going with someone inside and bring a towel unless you want to pay $20 to hire one also they take photos that are way to expensive so bring a go pro the view on top of the mountain before you go is so amazing as well!!

Thank heathymermaid
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Great time and really recommend doing the sidewinder track together. Can be a few delays when it's windy though so best going when not too windy. Nice, friendly staff as well

Thank seanygee
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Every one should visit Ogo on their Rotorua trip, we had so much fun. Highly recommended. Bring your own GoPro and save your self the $50

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This was on our bucket list and we had a great time! We chose to go down twice, once on the sidewinder and once on the speed hill. They both were great! If you go down the sidewinder, I would go with a buddy. You get going faster and while there is potential for some flying elbows, you're laughing too... More 

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We did the zig zag ride with two of us in it and it was so much fun! We took our Go Pro in the ride and the video was great and good to look back at after. $50 per person for one ride though was a bit expensive but we still had fun!

Thank Stacey M

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