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Review of OGO Rotorua

OGO Rotorua
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$25.17*
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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: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“A must do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

A must do for anybody traveling to Rotoura. Staff are very friendly and loved there job. Thanks guys.

Visited November 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“What hilarious fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We went all over NZ and did loads of things, but this was a *major* highlight. What great, hilarious fun!

We went there so my husband could do it and I was really reluctant to have a go myself. I'm overweight and thought I'd probably just feel stupid supermanning into the ball! The staff tried really hard to alleviate my concerns and I'm really glad they did - it would have been completely tragic to have missed out on that!

And it's not scary - more just, I dunno, fun? Like a water slide, except so much more fun than that! (And I love water slides) We drove and looked at similiar attractions in the area, but the tracks at Ogo were longer. Really glad we went there.

Definitely can not miss this if you are heading out to Rotorua.

Visited November 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
“fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

had so much fun here staff are great and very helpfull and the rides down the hill awsome . thanks guys .
Michael and Dean
Australia

Visited November 2012
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Cape May, New Jersey
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“It's fun pretending to be a hamster.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Staff was very polite and curtious. Was planning on a dry run, but it was too windy so water was the only option. The water was very warm, so it made it a fun ride down. Wish I had time to do more runs. Would like to see a larger variety of runs available in the future. (Your options were straight downhill or salom when I was there.) Great fun nertheless.

Visited October 2012
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Auckland
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“Awesome Buzz ..... A must do in Rotorua”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Went to Rotorua for a school trip .... Staff were great to cater to our group, came and spoke to us even having the creator/ owner being there. That was awesome on its own.

Staff so friendly and gave us an experience we will never forget. Great way to end our trip to Rotorua.

Two thumbs up..... and way better than the other place down the road lol

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