Extreme Zorbing with OGO – Rotorua, New Zealand

Casey and I jumping for joy in front of the OGO Sorbing ball on a cold winters day in Rotorua, New Zealand

What is Zorbing?

A fantastic idea, that’s what it is! Hopping inside a giant inflatable plastic ball and then getting rolled down a massive hill. Well, you don’t need to tell me twice!

On one of my many adventures across the ditch to the beautiful country of New Zealand, I was lucky enough to try out zorbing with OGO Rotorua. Located just a 9 minute drive from the centre of Rotorua, or accessible by public transport, this is a fun activity not to be missed! There’s a few different ride options, so you can pick what suits you best. There are both dry and wet options, with the dry option having you harnessed in as you flip head over toes all the way down to the bottom of the hill. As my stomach probably wouldn’t handle that (damn you stomach!), we chose the wet option. Being winter, 40 litres of warm water was poured inside the giant inflatable ball with us so we would slide around all over the place as the ball rolled down.

Our OGO zorbing ball rolling down the grassy zigzag path in Rototua, New Zealand

Our OGO zorbing ball rolling down the grassy zigzag path in Rototua, New Zealand

Our OGO zorbing ball rolling to a stop after coming down the grassy zigzag path in Rototua, New Zealand

 

 

 

Excuse the ridiculous clothing choices we made… we didn’t bring swim wear and had to make do on the day! There are two tracks the OGO balls follow. The first is straight down the hill – these guys don’t muck around! Dive right into the ball, and speed down the 250 metre track as you try to figure out which way is up. The H2OGO sidewinder track is even more exhilarating at a huge 350 metres (the world’s longest zorbing track!) complete with 6 massive corners for you to wizz around getting soaked in water.

This awesome activity is so close to the centre of Rotorua, and doesn’t take up a huge amount of time. So even if you’re on a tight schedule, make sure you squeeze in this adrenaline pumping experience! At just NZ$80 for 2 rides (1 on the straight track and 1 on the sidewinder track), you’d be crazy to miss out! Great for little kids AND big kids (like me!). (Price is subject to change)

Casey and I inside the OGO Zorbing ball looking excited as it starts to roll down the zigzag path on the hill

Casey and I inside the OGO Zorbing ball looking excited as speed pick up while we roll down the zigzag path on the hill

Casey and I inside the OGO Zorbing ball getting thrown about and getting wet while we roll down the zigzag path on the hill

Casey and I drenched in water while Casey falls on top of me as we get thrown about inside the OGO Zorbing ball on the zigzag path

 

 

 

 

 

OGO Rotorua

Thanks to the fantastic staff at OGO Rotorua who generously gifted this experience to myself and my partner! If you’d like more information and to book your own OGO adventure, check out their website here!

xxbry

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