• Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Duration: Flexible
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While in Rotorua, take a wild and wacky ride in an Outdoor Gravity Orb (OGO). You’ll love ‘orbing’ downhill as you slide around inside an inflatable ball. Choose from three different runs — a straight slope, a multipoint harness or a curvy water ride — and get instruction before enjoying twists and turns. Document the latest thrill with a provided hand-held go pro, and relax between rides in the on-site hot tubs.


  • OGO ball ride in Rotorua
  • Choose from three different course options for your OGO ride
  • Take in views looking over Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island with Mount Tarawera in the distance
  • Get ready before and after in well-equipped changing rooms with heaters and hairdryers
  • Soak in the on-site hot tubs to keep warm between rides
  • Enjoy cool water in the summer and warm water in the winter to keep you comfortable during your ride

What You Can Expect

OGO Rotorua Inflatable Ball Ride

250m Straight Track - OGO Rotorua

Check in for your orbing adventure at the OGO office in Rotorua where you’ll be transferred by truck to the top of a hill. Before climbing inside the Outdoor Gravity Orb — an 11-foot-diameter (3-meter) inflatable ball — you’re given safety instructions for optimal riding. 
Then step inside a smaller ball suspended within the OGO and prepare for the ride of a lifetime as you use momentum to push the ball toward its downhill course. Use a hand-held go pro camera to record the wacky expedition! At the bottom of the run, the ball slows to a stop on flat turf, while OGO staff catch it and position it so that you and up to two other riders can disembark.
Select from several options for the type of course and number of rides you want. Choose a straight track or a twisty track, with a harness or with fresh water sloshing around inside. 
If you choose one of the H2OGO options, bring your swimsuit and prepare to get wet on your ride as you slip and slide. In summer, the orb is filled with cool water; during winter months, enjoy warm water and relax between rides in two on-site hot tubs.

Customer Reviews

Lolly United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I had fun however the dry ball ride is not as advertised. If you book it, best to go in the morning, otherwise they will cancel it once temperatures increase as the ball becomes too hot. Because of less water, you only have one option which is the straight track to supposedly help with any wind factors. They took photos but didn't outfit me with a Gopro as I expected. Arrange to take the bus, Friday is free, taxis are expensive.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

So fun!!! Felt like a kid again! Staff was helpful and great!
Can and #39;t wait to do it again!
Loved it!

Jason V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

So much fun! Definitely unique and awesome experience. Even though the sidewinder is longer I still enjoyed the straight line track much more. Be careful of the zipper area, it can scratch you during the sidewinder course.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The kids and adults had a ball.

John W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The best thing we did in NZ per my teenage boys. Higher rates than Black water labyrinth tour or parasailing or the luges at the top of the gondola. Fun family activity and owner was very friendly and accommodating.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an awesome tour! Unfortunately we went on a rainy day but it was still really fun and a unique experience. The customer service was great as well. A must-do in Rotorua!

Desiree K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a lot of fun. The staff was friendly and talked us through what types of ball rides they offer. We opted to do the dry ball ride because it was rather cold outside and well, we're from Florida. Once we got into the ball and handed us a gopro camera to film the experience, they added the water in the space between the ball we were in and the outer ball. The water sloshing around during our ride made it a lot of fun. I would recommend this activity, it was awesome and the video of our experience is hilarious.

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