owned and operated by the inventors
In 1994, Andrew Akers and Dwane van der Sluis invented a big inflatable ball that people could jump inside and roll around in. Initially they thought they could use the ball for walking on water but they soon found they could have more fun rolling down hills in it.
For 12 years Andrew ran the Zorb group of companies, developing the idea around the world, before selling out in 2006.
Andrew and his brother David, have now developed the OGO to continue the vision.
Set on a stunning 17 acre property overlooking Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island you’ll find the home of OGO, just a 5 minute drive from Rotorua’s town centre and right next door to the famous Skyline Skyrides luge, Rainbow Springs and Mitai Maori Village.
Visitors are offered multiple OGO ride options where we add 40 litres of water; (cool in summer, warm in winter). Choose from:
choose how you roll
As the inventors of this iconic adventure experience, at OGO Rotorua, visitors are offered multiple OGO ride options where we add 40 litres of water; (cool in summer, warm in winter).
H2OGO Straight Tracks:
The side by side H2OGO Straight Tracks start from 250m up the hill. Superman-dive into the OGO on your own, or have one, two or three friends in there together and race another OGO downhill.
H2OGO Sidewinder Track:
The world’s longest track! 350+ metres with 6 massive corners that send you and a friend in different directions as you zig zag your way down the hill in a wash of water in the mixed up craziness.
Not into getting wet? Then take on our 200m OGO Harness Ride, where you are strapped in one person at a time and spin head over heels down our scenic track.
Our latest crazy invention, the Fishpipe, puts the mechanical spin on a traditional OGO Ride.
OGO is a great all weather activity, catering with ease for corporate groups with team building options, school groups for education packages, social club functions and hen & stag parties.
We have fantastic on-site facilities including a hot tub to soak in between rides, a covered viewing area, heated changing rooms, hairdryers etc
And to make sure we capture every laughing, screaming moment we have GoPro cameras inside to video every ride and our on-site photographer to capture the smiles and victory poses at the bottom.