ZORB Rotorua
ZORB Rotorua
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The experience of rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball has been an iconic adventure experience since ZORB was invented at this very location way back in 1997! To this day, Rotorua is the ONLY location in New Zealand where you can experience this amazingly fun and bizarre bucket list activity. Please note as of 17 May 2019, ZORB Rotorua was recently purchased back by the original inventors of ZORB (Andrew and Dave Akers) the old ZORB site at 149 Western Road, Rotorua has been permanently closed and our new site (previously known as OGO Rotorua) and is undertaking a rebrand back to ZORB. Please bear in mind when reading old reviews! As the inventors and creators of ZORB, we are excited to have our brand back and our mission is to give every single customer world class customer service, health and safety and value for money when experiencing the ridiculous hilarity that is rolling down a hill in a giant inflatable ball.
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  • Jami
    Seattle, Washington21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t be scared. It’s fun! Really fun!!
    If you like water slides, you will love Zorbing. It’s a bit pricey, so extend your time by soaking in the hot tubs and watching other people come down. And if there’s a line at the top, let other people go first and enjoy the view. There is a little terrace with a tub ( the tub wasn’t open. Maybe it’s only open when it’s busier) up there , and you can look out over Rotorua and watch the other riders start their roll. We did the straight track with two inside first. Wheeeeee! Then we did the Sidewinder separately. I laid on my back and held my knees so I was spinning around inside. Whoo hoooo! I got some water up my nose. But I didn’t care! So don’t be scared. Just go do it already!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 October 2023
  • Eric N
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pricey, but awesome fun!
    Definitely a pricey experience, but a whole lotta fun! 28F & 28M couple and went in hesitant but thoroughly enjoyed the experience! It was actually way more fun than we expected! If you can afford it, definitely recommend!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 November 2023
  • Trollolo
    Auckland Central, New Zealand104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for kids and adults
    Definitely recommend for both adults and kids. My 6 year old tried all 3 rides (in a zrob with an adult, not by himself) and keeps asking to come back for more. The basic ride is actually one of the better ones.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 December 2023
  • TravelReviewer
    Auckland, New Zealand93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun!
    Located on Mount Ngongotaha you arrive and show the workers at the front desks your tickets. Very quickly you are shown to a changing room (if you haven't changed into your togs yet. I think people outside NZ would call togs a 'Bathing Suit'). If, however, you are already changed prior to arrival you will be shown straight to a queue where you wait for a mini-van to bring you up to the hill. There are many different tracks that you can ZORB on. I personally like the Sidewinder track the best and would very much recommend it.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 January 2024
  • Heidi
    Nambour, Australia9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun but hectic!
    2 adults and 2 tweens. We laughed so hard lot and had fun. The hot tubs were SO GOOD for us frozen aussies although we didn’t realise you have to sit cold on the benches to line up for the car that drives you up the hill. It would have been great to have a bit of guidance on the different tracks and what is good to do in your ride. 3 of us went in one and my husband’s legs pinned mine down so I did the whole sidewinder flat on my back, laughing and taking in water - I can see how you can drown in 30cm of water! and the water knocking my contacts around! One smart son went by himself - although, we did have fun! We all enjoyed racing the straight track more so and wished we’d known - we would have done that one again instead of the sidewinder. It’s pricey but a good thing to tick off your bucket list!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Jordan S
    24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun but expensive
    We arrived an hour early as an earlier activity ended sooner than expected, the team fit us in straight away, and we got straight up and into the Mega Track Zorb. It was 2 minutes of chaos, slipping around in the ball, being pelted with water and not knowing which way is up. However we also couldn't stop laughing, it felt like we were travelling so fast and it was a lot of fun. However I probably wouldn't do it again now, as it's very expensive for a very short experience.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Mouzouris
    Detroit, Michigan1,984 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of fun
    This was the first thing we did in Rotorua. A lot of fun. Very flexible on scheduling as the line if any moves along pretty fast. You can store your stuff on an open locker so I wouldn’t keep any valuables with you other than clothes/ towels that we brought with us. Parking is a few feet away so easy to get to if needed. Then a van drives you up the hill about a minute if that and then in you go !!! Highly recommended specially with kids. You get a small discount if you book it thru Rotorua canopy tours if you’re planing doing the zip lines also.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 April 2024
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Mouzouris
Detroit, MI1,984 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was the first thing we did in Rotorua. A lot of fun. Very flexible on scheduling as the line if any moves along pretty fast. You can store your stuff on an open locker so I wouldn’t keep any valuables with you other than clothes/ towels that we brought with us. Parking is a few feet away so easy to get to if needed. Then a van drives you up the hill about a minute if that and then in you go !!! Highly recommended specially with kids. You get a small discount if you book it thru Rotorua canopy tours if you’re planing doing the zip lines also.
Written 9 April 2024
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QueenofHerbs
Auckland, New Zealand50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
I had bought a book me voucher for my daughter to do the straight and sidewinder at Zorb. However, the night before, my daughter fell really sick with a tummy bug and was not able to do the rides.

After writing to Zorb explaining the situation and asking if a refund was possible, I was surprised to receive a mail from them stating they will refund the full amount.

Having gone through a 3rd party to get my tickets and due to the last minute cancellation- i didnt expect Zorb to be so considerate. Hats off to the team for being considerate and compassionate. Not many businesses these days are.
Written 20 January 2020
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Kim Mair
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
I’d seen these large balls rolling down a hill over the week I’d visited Rotorua and thought “that looks kind of fun” and kept driving. After doing every other activity I could I visited ZORB Rotorua. So glad I did. The experience was awesome! Faster experience than they look, staff was great. Highly recommended.
Written 1 January 2020
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christie3141
Boston, MA46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
My friend and I decided to give Zorb a try, and it was absolutely awesome! They have a variety of packages, and we chose one with two tracks. They put hot tub water in the balls, since it was cold out the day we went. They also have a couple of hot tubs you can sit when you’re waiting between runs. One of the workers took great photos of our runs and we ended up buying the photos afterwards. This was one of the highlights of my trip!
Written 22 March 2020
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Heidi
Nambour, Australia9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
2 adults and 2 tweens. We laughed so hard lot and had fun. The hot tubs were SO GOOD for us frozen aussies although we didn’t realise you have to sit cold on the benches to line up for the car that drives you up the hill. It would have been great to have a bit of guidance on the different tracks and what is good to do in your ride. 3 of us went in one and my husband’s legs pinned mine down so I did the whole sidewinder flat on my back, laughing and taking in water - I can see how you can drown in 30cm of water! and the water knocking my contacts around! One smart son went by himself - although, we did have fun! We all enjoyed racing the straight track more so and wished we’d known - we would have done that one again instead of the sidewinder. It’s pricey but a good thing to tick off your bucket list!
Written 14 January 2024
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Peekaboo
456 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately we only done the straight course. If we were to do it again we would probably do all 3 courses. It was great fun and we laughed all the way down. Only issue was the water was near boiling when I jumped into the zorb. Got a shock and slightly burned so had to jump back out quickly. The guy apologised saying he should have checked it and that we were first of the day and put some cold water in. Apart from this great fun.
Written 25 April 2020
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Robby C
Mount Gambier, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Oh my god, this is way more fun than it looks. Seen it before and skipped it, this time we went for 3 rides and ended up doing another 2 because we couldn’t decide which was the best.
Well worth it, thanks heaps ZORB crew.
Written 11 February 2020
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USATravel615
Nashville, TN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We hadn't planned on doing this initially, but ended up going on a whim. And we sure did not regret it! Each of the tracks is a wild way to roll down a hill. My wife and I didnt stop laughing and hollering the whole time we were there.
Written 1 February 2020
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Tasman Travels
145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Awesome! Awesome!! AWESOME!!! We were here on 24/03, did the 09:00 downhill ball rolling, did all four and they were epic!!! Really not as scary as it may look, not at all, completely safe, comfortable and fun!! Loved it! Thanks to the team for looking after us, Charlotte, Leane, Taruia and Koan! Definitely recommend!!!
Written 27 March 2023
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Jamie
Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Fantastic product delivered by friendly, professional staff. Took my son and four of his mates for a birthday and they all had a blast. Didn’t have to wait too long between rides and even while they waited, they sat in the hot tub. The variety in the different zorb pathways was awesome, each individually different and the facilities were clean and ample. Even with a coffee machine for those not zorbing. Would and will go back again.
Written 16 February 2020
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