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“Awesome Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
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 older children, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Awesome Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

My partner and I did the sidewinder together. It was hilarious watching the recorded video. Staff were friendly. A definitely must do when in Rotorua!

Visited December 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Best time ever! The staff are friendly and the photos are excellent quality. One ride wasn't enough.
Both the wet and dry options were really fun, so it doesn't matter what choice you make.

1 Thank Sarah B
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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Tonnes of funs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

The sidewinder was excellant a definate recommendation. Anothe rmember of our group did the harness run and said it was brilliant too. Staff were polite and friendly, all round great experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

This was an amazing trip!! We did the zig-zag ride and it was hilarious!! I did not stop laughing the whole way down!! It looks a little scary, but once you are inside the OGO, it is just fun all the way down! It is a little expensive for a family to do, but well worth it!! We went at a quieter time so we enjoyed the spa afterwards!
The heaters and hairdryers in the change rooms were a fantastic and unexpected bonus!!
Thoroughly recommend the OGO to anyone and everyone!!
The staff are fantastic too-especially the guys getting you out of the OGO and making cameo appearances in the photo and videos.
Great experience!!

Visited January 2014
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“better than the original”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

I did the Zorb in 2009 and had to go again. The original developers sold out about 7 yrs ago and decided to re-open a new facility down the road to get back to doing it right. They have suceeded. Better than the zorb, the OGO is longer and much much better run. Was able to do 3 runs in about 45 mins which is great. Great and friendly staff. Owner is often on site.. the day we were there - he was mowing the grass. Don't bother with Zorb - come here and do the best. I will say the Harness is a funky experience and better suited to the younger (under 35) crowd.

Visited January 2014
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