Photos of Rotorua
Zealanders, or Kiwis, seem to have a knack of creating weird and
wonderful activities that they can turn into tourist attractions.
off the rank would have to be bungy jumping, closely followed by
has been around for about eight years and the latest zorbs - giant
rubber balls that you hop into and then roll down a steep hill -
are, according to the experts, the hottest yet created.
you want to Zorb then you have to take yourself off to Rotorua
in the central North Island of New Zealand and head to a place called
there you can check out exhibitions about New Zealand's agricultural
industry - including a live sheep show that is very entertaining
- and also get your adrenalin surge in the associated
Hop on a jetboat called the Agrojet, bungy jump, or Swoop on a horrifying
you can Zorb.
doesn't seem to be too much to it. You get changed into special
shirts and shorts, get driven to the top of a good-sized hill, wait
while the zorb gets a couple of bucketloads of water poured into
it and then you squeeze through a tube-like doorway into the inner
there you get your head together before pushing on the wall of the
zorb and disappearing down the hill at an ever-increasing speed.
folk run down inside the zorb, while others site down and just let
the rolling do the work for them.
too small for the downhill run can have a go at being in a zorb
- but on flat ground.
Zorbing area is on the right hand side of Western Rd past the Agrodome
in Agrodome in Ngongotaha.