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OGO Rotorua

525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
07 343 7676
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Ranked #17 of 54 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It was fantastic. Even though it was cold and rainy out, they put hot water in. You should do the sidewinder as it's longer. They give you a gopro so you can see yourselves the whole way down. It's something everyone should try.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

For the cost, I looked at the Ogo balls and thought, is it going to be worth it? Never a good sign when there is that doubt, but my parents had been on it before so I thought, I'd give it a go. I did the sidewinder track first and glad I did, otherwise I probably wouldn't have done the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were four mates went to Rotorua for activity and escape from busy city life. Going to OGO Rotorua was an excellent choice that made our day. The team was great and super friendly, the activity itslf was a fun experience and what we liked or appreciated the most was a hot spa on offer right after the activity. I... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We OGOd last year for my son's birthday, and the boys had a great morning. This time, he got to race mum and dad!! Frankly, as a first time, I was terrified. I screamed all the way down - but then that's just my way of coping with sliding helplessly at speed down a hill in a ball of warm... More

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I came earlier this week on a school trip and it was great! The team are really friendly and make it the best experience possible for everyone. The ride itself was heaps of fun and I thought it was the perfect length, not too short but not too long either. The spa pool was a great bonus as well :)... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Booked 2 rides for my daughter's birthday. She had a great time being sloshed around like clothes in a washing machine and we had great fun watching her! The staff were just lovely too. Will definitely return on our next visit to Rotorua.

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Felton, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a great time! Never laughed so much during a thrill ride! Hint, skip the straight track and do the sidewinder!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was a neat experience. I'd never seen this before. The staff was great. Going with someone was really fun. Kind of pricey, but what isn't in NZ?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We got a deal with bookme so it was half price. Amazing fun, even for this big chicken! Photos and go pro we're awesome too! Staff were really great and even though the temperature was cold, the water in the ogo was warm, the hot spa after was great and the heater in the change rooms made all the difference!... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Most people don't know what to expect when going zorbing and most people can't explain it after but it was awesome. thrown around in a big ball with water in it. I could of done that for a whole day! Staff were great and really Helpful and it's just so much fun, If you just have a spare 15 minutes... More

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