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“Rotorua Boiling Mud Pots”
Review of OGO Rotorua

OGO Rotorua
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$26.08*
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OGO Rotorua Inflatable Ball Ride
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$745.19*
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Private Shore Excursion: Customizable Tour in Luxury Mercedes Vehicle with...
Ranked #2 of 20 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: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed January 9, 2013

A great day trip from the city, well worth the travel, though it does take up the whole day,...might want to combine it with 'Zorbing' for a little added excitement, we did! An impressive hike through the boiling mud pots & lakes.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

OGO was a unique experience and we loved every minute of it! The staff were friendly and helpful and the views at the top were incredible. The sidewinder is fantastic value for money but racing each other down the straight was just something else entirely! We had afantastic time and will definitely be back again!

Thank Annie S
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Just because we're middle-aged doesn't mean we can't have all the fun the kids have. This was a thrill! Unique and joyful to roll down a mountain, sliding around in a ball of water. Highly recommend this heart souring experience, no matter how old you are!!

Thank GoKristiGo
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We have done zorbing both here and in Australia and OGO is cheaper.
The usual wet and dry rides are offered. My kids really enjoyed it.
There is a nice spot for non-zorbers to relax and watch the action.

Thank LeahSydney01
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Rolled down the hill with my son and best mate and we were laughing and giggling the moment we dived into the ball. The water was nice and warm (they use cold water in summer) and though it was a bit crowded we did not injure each other rolling around. Unfortunately once you get out of the ball it was freezing and the changing rooms are not heated either. I think its definitely more fun with 2 or 3 people than going solo. Will do the sidewinder next!

Thank Kutoid
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