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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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525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7676
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

I took our Geography students here and they loved the excellent service and helpfulness of the staff. this is run by the guy who invented the big gravity balls a great attraction and loads of fun !

Thank crispy_smith
Reviewed 6 August 2012

Would rate this as something you should do before you die. Yes, the fun is funlimited and can't be questioned by the amount these guys charge for a single roll of about 70 NZD. This lovely little town of Rotorua is amazingly serene and extremely...More

Thank MyHighway
Reviewed 28 July 2012

My husband and I did the H2OGO on the zig zag track this morning and it was FANTASTIC! The warm water was great and we had so much fun. The staff were friendly and enthusiastic. It was a chilly morning, but gosh it is in...More

Thank rarotraveller_9
Reviewed 24 July 2012

If you want to shell out $70-90 for 2 minutes, go ahead! Definitely fun, and warm water inside, but freezing when you get out (if you do it in the winter) and it's over super quick. Bring a change of clothes and your own towel...More

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Andrew A, Owner at OGO Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2012

Great that you had fun in the H2OGO and that you appreciated the warm water. Sorry about the cold air during winter when you got out ... obviously that was something you weren't expecting. We're planning on changing the outside air temperature over the entire...More

Reviewed 13 July 2012

paid 50% off by purchasing the tickets from bookme (u have to ride the zorb in the morning to get that low price!). definitely worth it, as the H20Go (water zorb) is filled with hot water - perfect for the cold winter~

Thank fam_16
Reviewed 13 July 2012

On arrival at the office we were greeted by the manager who was really friendly. He helped us decide what to do. It was freezing out but we did the water version. It was cold when we drove up to the top of the hill...More

Thank Shelly D
Management response:Responded 16 July 2012

Hi Shelly, great to hear you had a great time on the OGO ride and that you liked "most" of our staff. Of course I am very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your interactions with me! Occassionally we do have technical issues and...More

Reviewed 30 June 2012

Definitely make time for this one! We had planned on doing Zorb, but our hotel highly recommended OGO and it was the right call. The tracks are longer, the staff was superb, and we highly recommend the H2OGO. Kelly recommended we go together, which was...More

2  Thank MaxYourLife
Reviewed 22 June 2012

We went and looked at the Zorb track before we decided on the OGO.( the guy who runs the OGO by the way is the original inventor of the Zorb). The OGO tracks were longer than the Zorb ones. The staff were extremely helpful and...More

1  Thank JosB1960
Reviewed 21 June 2012

I was greeted by very friendly staff, who were very helpful. A fun experience to be shared with friends. Loved the pot belly stove to get warm by!

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Had a fantastic time at ogo. Ogo is more expensive than their competition ZORB but you do get a longer ride and teh staff were fantastic. Highly reccomend

2  Thank rachfoster1988
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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.