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OGO Rotorua

525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
07 343 7676
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Ranked #13 of 56 activities in Rotorua
Type: Sports Complexes
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... more » 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. « less
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It is a bit costly but it was worth it. I did it while it was winter over there and the water was warm and they had hot tubs for us after! Only problem was that our tour guide didn't tell us about the weight limit. We had a boy in our group who was disappointed when he went to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I did the 6 corner one and loved it! The water was warm, the staff were friendly and the tumble down was so much fun. The hot-tube at the end is an added bonus. Would definitely OGO again! Tip: Wear a t-shirt over your bathers ladies, my bather top came off! (Luckily I'd shirted up!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We highly recommend this tour. We had so much fun. We always felt like the team had our best interest at heart and it was so professionally run. The staff are safety conscious and the hot spa was gold. We couldn't have been more happy with OGO. Thanks Michelle and the awesome team at OGO.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was definitely on my friends to do list when we went to New Zealand. I also thought it would be fun. We decided to do both tracks which was worth it. We first went down the straight track with all three people in my group and it was hilarious. We were laughing the whole way down. The video was... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The staff was great! This was on my NZ bucket list for a while and it lived up to my expectations. My friends and I had an awesome time! I would recommend the winding track! The hot tub at the end and the blow dryers in the changing rooms we nice to help us warm up after our ride in... More

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Rolling down a hill in a human hamster ball was on my wife's 'must do' list during our visit to NZ. We arrived just after a school group was finishing up. The lag gave us the chance to get changed and sorted out. We did the side winder. Luckily we had our own waterproof camera and we're able to record... More

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Aldgate, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My seven year old really wanted to try this after seeing it as we drove by. My son, who is only 4 and was too young to ride was a little upset about not being able to go. The guys were awesome and gave him a small ride up a hill by pushing the huge ball with him in it,... More

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Rotorua, New Zealand`s Geothermal Holiday Paradise. by Geoffrey Kennell Geographically tucked out of the way, New Zealand is fast becoming a popular tourist attraction in our ever shrinking world. Now Quantas and Singapore Airlines have made the Islands even more accessible to the average economy class tourist. North Islands gem of a holiday resort, Rotorua, offers an astounding variety of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went in late March - pretty slow day. My son (8) had the time of his life and still talks about it. He went twice with his father, and then once all by himself. Staff were friendly and fun. Yup, it's not cheap, but that's the price of adventure activities! Would absolutely do it again. The kids love watching... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Took a friend along on a famil, we had an awesome time. Thanks for the great afternoon guys! Will recommend it to my clients for sure!

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