Adventure in Rotorua
Adventure Photos of Rotorua
has added to its long line of attractions and things to do with
the creation of OGO.
you don't know what OGO is then the best way I can describe it is
as being like Zorbing, only with a different name.
was invented by one of the masterminds behind Zorbing, Andrew Akers,
and involves hopping into a giant rubber ball and then rolling down
furrows on a hillside.
may sound slightly mad but let me tell you almost everyone who has
tried it has loved it.
are different types of OGOs and several runs to make downhill.
up there is the H2OGO, which naturally is a giant ball that contains
a bit of water - read 40 litres worth - and you and up to three
friends can slosh down the track having a whale of a time.
summer the water is cold and in winter it, thankfully, is warm.
you can try the Sidewinder a 350m long wet ride down the twistiest
track yet set up.
you get the water treatment but the fun bits are building up speed
in your OGO and then riding huge corners.
who want even more adventure can get harnessed within an OGO and
zip down the slopes tumbling within the giant ball.
may leave that for younger people ...
one that is definitely not my cup of tea is the Fishpipe.
again has a harness, but you are sent downhill while spinning within
you are not sure about the adventure you are about to go on then
you can have a slow rotation or those liking extremist fun can pick
the furious setting.
off you go rotating at 35-45 rpm.
can hire gear to keep your own clothes dry and the OGO guys and
gals also take videos of your journey down hill that you can buy.
is on the main road in and out of Rotorua, next to Rainbow Springs
and Skylines Skyrides.
website for more details and prices