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“What a blast!”
Review of OGO Rotorua

OGO Rotorua
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OGO Rotorua Inflatable Ball Ride
Ranked #2 of 19 Fun & Games in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Our 15 yr old and 11 yr old girls loved this! My husband and I loved it too! We went on a somewhat rainy Monday and there was no waiting and no lines. Super clean facility and really nice staff.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank greengirlies
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"zig zag"
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"warm water"
in 82 reviews
"straight track"
in 42 reviews
"sidewinder track"
in 36 reviews
"straight run"
in 24 reviews
"great fun"
in 99 reviews
"go pro"
in 20 reviews
"hamster ball"
in 14 reviews
"changing rooms"
in 40 reviews
"stay warm"
in 10 reviews
"photos and videos"
in 15 reviews
"waterproof camera"
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"washing machine"
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"wet ride"
in 9 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 31 reviews
"fun experience"
in 17 reviews

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I highly recommend this activity especially for kids,teens and young adults. I just did the Sidewinder Ogo but it was the best experience! The staff were all excellent as well. I went in with a friend you can have 2 people in the Sidewinder and up to 3 if you do the straight course. My friend and I just laughed the whole time it's just so much fun. They provide spa tubs both up on top of the hill and down the bottom where you finish so you can warm up again although the water in the Ogo wasn't really cold it was just a good way to wait around. Can't wait to do this again one day! :)

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank StephB1995
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We were in the winter months, so we were somewhat hesitant about the water. But the crew filled the chamber with hot water. They were very funny and really friendly. The course has a straight run where you can race the group in the other ball, but there is also a meandering course if you enjoy the directional changes. Definitely a splurge that was worth it.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lopeti_Fekasoni
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

I loved loved doing Ogo. It's ah ugh ball you are zipped up in with a little bit of water and down the hill you go .I did 2 rides- the straight-down the hill and the sidewinder. I highly recommend both as they are different experiences. I was impressed with how much Iloved this activity and it is extremely safe and you really don't get that dizzy. They have hot tubs at both the top and the bottom should you need them. The ride is only like a minute or so but worth the money. If you have a go - pro bring it but if not they will let you use on of theres and you can buy the video should you want to . The sidewinder is more of a thrilling ride while the straighdown the hill is not as thrilling but still fun. If you have never done Ogo do it in NZ- highly thrilling and like being on a huge slip and slide but only in a ball. I also purchased a t-shirt and shorts and they have held up nicely so I can speak for the merchandise as well as the experience . Just do it- you won't regret it.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

OGO are very large balls that you climb into, the opening gets zipped up and you come down a hill. Just like on Amazing Race. FUN! FUN! FUN!
There are two routes down, one is a straight line which allows you to go faster. The other is a zig zig curvy line which is a different experience. You get to choose whether you want the straight line or the zig zag. The staff is very very friendly and helpful. There is a bit of warm water in the ball when you climb in - this helps you to not stick to the vinyl. Since you are now wet, there are hot tubs at both the bottom and the top of the hill to keep you warm while you are waiting for your next turn. There is also a "warming hut" a heated shed at the top. You never get too cold. Even if you don't have shorts or a bathing suit with you don't worry they will rent yo shorts, T-shirt and a towel for a very reasonable price. They take pictures and in some runs give you a go pro to video your trip down the hill. Later you can buy these photos/video.
This place OGO is far better than the one down the street. Newer balls and better routes down the hill.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank THSF
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