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OGO Rotorua

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525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua 3015, 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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525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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"hot tub"
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"zig zag"
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"warm water"
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"sidewinder track"
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

A friend and I did this whilst travelling NZ and it was great fun, we got it cheaper on a discount website and it was really worth it. The crew were awesome, so friendly and bent over backwards to help us out- we even got...More

2  Thank Jessicaelbeck
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

We went there reading all the good reviews on Trip Advisor but as it was windy that day, the Harness OGO which I wanted to go on, was not operating for safety reasons. Anyways, we were welcomed by Danni who was very friendly & explained...More

3  Thank Shahnila
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

What a fun thing to do.....racing down a big hill inside a ball filled with water, not a great way to see the sights but great fun. Crew were really helpful and friendly. Difficult to take your own pics but pics and video inside the...More

Thank Esther W
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

Our 2 teenagers (girls, 15/16) enjoyed this very much! Happy, friendly & relaxed atmosphere. Quick and professional service. I prefer it over Zorb, because the people are nicer and the route is longer. We even got a coffee while the girls lounged in the spa....More

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Reviewed 25 April 2013

The kids had a fantastic time. I really recommend this to anyone. The people for great. Really happy and friendly. Kids would have stayed all day if given the chance. Great experience.

2  Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

I must admit, I was a bit sceptical about this attraction... My sons (14 & 12) Were not! I had the impression that I would be dizzy and about to vomit by the time I got to the bottom of the hill. Not so! The...More

3  Thank sjpmm2002
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

My partner and I played this in August 2011. We drove there and there are other attractions nearby making it a bonus to go there. It was post winter I think so they used warm water. Ogo's route is slightly longer than Zorb. The staff...More

1  Thank TravelingBlossom
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Loved this one. I am in my 40's and found this to be amazing fun. The gopro camera provided us with a great view of our ride and the outdoor heated spa afterwards was very relaxing.

1  Thank Jenni B
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

Andrew and Kelly and all the gang are awesome and gave our kids from papatoetoe high school an experience they will never forget. Not only was the ride exciting, but Kelly gave an informative talk on setting up a new tourist attraction in town for...More

Thank malcolm n
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Went for 2 rides and love it! I would definitely go again for the sidewinder.. so much fun. Try to start stand up in and push on the ball the most you can, you ll go faster and you won't stop at every corner :-)

Thank flavie31
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Darien H
27 April 2018|
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Response from CeceliaChuh | Reviewed this property |
You can go there anytime during the day, but I suggest you check their open hour from OGO Rotorua page on TripAdvisor. It's different at different season.
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TinaSueWP
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!
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AnitaJ387
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
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