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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 28 February 2012

Was the coolest ride ever! Couldn't stop laughing inside, loved racing with 3 against our other half of the family then zig zagging in the second ride in pairs. I recommend buying the photos too! Thanks to the team at OGO for looking after baby...More

1  Thank Ata T
Reviewed 27 February 2012

I was a bit reserved about this type of attraction as you do spend only a short time there and it does cost abit HOWEVER in saying that OGO is a must do activity - compleatly blowing expectations out of the water. We did both...More

1  Thank CharlieBoi42
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Staff were funny and friendly - very enthusiastic!!!! Must DO!!

1  Thank hanatap
Reviewed 21 February 2012

This was so much fun. I went with a couple of the girls from work and we had a blast! The staff were really friendly and watching the video at the end was hilarious. If you are anywhere near Rotorua I would definitely suggest giving...More

2  Thank oliviaboos
Reviewed 21 January 2012

My kids (16, 12 & 8) had so much fun rolling down the hill, swish-washing inside the giant ball. The track is longer than Zorb's and has a slight hump in the middle which made it seem like a better ride, worth the slightly higher...More

1  Thank Purringsky
Reviewed 12 January 2012

My husband and I did the H2OGO ride and had a blast. It really is fun, but I found the prices to be a bit steeper than I'm used to paying in the United States. Still, we had a good time, the staff was very...More

1  Thank Kristy M
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Should be used as a treatment for depression. My wife and I did the Ogo together and we would recommend it to everyone. We had such a laugh. We could have spent the day rolling down the hill cradled in our warm water containing bubble....More

1  Thank EoinGriffin
Reviewed 16 December 2011

If you ever wondered how your clothes feel in the washing machine, being dropped inside a H2OGO plastic bubble with 40 litters of warm water and a possible partner or two is the simulator for it, then it is fun. The harness OGO is the...More

1  Thank Ruth A
Andrew A, Owner at OGO Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2011

Thanks for your review and great to hear that you enjoyed your OGO experience. With regard to the photos, yes we do charge for the photos ... we employ an extra staff person on site who takes photos of each ride. If you like the...More

Reviewed 10 December 2011

This is a must do NZ attraction! We initially went to Zorb and quickly left - horrible site with poor staff. We came into OGO and immediately by looking at thier track and facilities could tell we were in for a much better time. The...More

1  Thank GreatoneQueenstown
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Funny story... OGO is actually just another version of ZORB. My teen brothers and I were trying to get to ZORB and the GPS led us astray, so we ended up at OGO ( which was the only place round that we could see that...More

2  Thank Bethirishwhistler
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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.