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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.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

We were advised that the Ogo was much better then the Zorb by quite a few people so we decided to do the Ogo! What a GREAT choice that was! We bought clothes we wanted to get wet in and a change of dry clothes...More

Thank Tayla H
Reviewed 9 December 2012

The staff here make the OGO the only choice for this activity. We were about to go on the Zorb, but the staff were SO rude and unhelpful that we walked out and found the OGO. This was the best decision ever and the staff...More

Thank J_Jreije
Reviewed 9 December 2012

This was a rather interesting experience, something i'm glad to have tried but would not repeat. I did the dry ride on the straight course, for $45. Its a quick ride down the hill, bumpy at points and you are out dizzy. The staff here...More

Thank Yasotha
Reviewed 7 December 2012 via mobile

Always seen ads on TV and wondered what it would be like to sit in one and roll along...wonder no more Did this today. Got there. First thing 9am . No wait time. He offers zigzag course which other course doesn't have. $60 for it...More

Thank dhanvee k
Reviewed 21 November 2012

I've been wanting to do this for so long and was super excited to give it a try. I chose OGO over the other provider in town after reading reviews on tripadvisor and also when the motel manager mentioned that the staff are friendlier here....More

Thank talhotblond
Reviewed 19 November 2012

A must do for anybody traveling to Rotoura. Staff are very friendly and loved there job. Thanks guys.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 18 November 2012

We went all over NZ and did loads of things, but this was a *major* highlight. What great, hilarious fun! We went there so my husband could do it and I was really reluctant to have a go myself. I'm overweight and thought I'd probably...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 12 November 2012

had so much fun here staff are great and very helpfull and the rides down the hill awsome . thanks guys . Michael and Dean Australia

Thank komodo1
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Staff was very polite and curtious. Was planning on a dry run, but it was too windy so water was the only option. The water was very warm, so it made it a fun ride down. Wish I had time to do more runs. Would...More

Thank stauf82
Reviewed 4 November 2012 via mobile

Went to Rotorua for a school trip .... Staff were great to cater to our group, came and spoke to us even having the creator/ owner being there. That was awesome on its own. Staff so friendly and gave us an experience we will never...More

Thank diane9
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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.