Zorb Inflatable Ball Ride from Mount Ngongotaha in New Zealand

Rotorua, New Zealand

From US$55.75

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


While in Rotorua, take a wild and wacky ride in a ZORB ball. 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.
  • Choose from three different course options for your ZORB 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
  • All equipment and safety instructions are provided

What's Included

  • ZORB rides
  • Use of hot tubs
  • Free Wifi
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 525 Ngongotaha Road
    525 Ngongotaha Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand

    Departure Point: ZORB Address: 525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua, New Zealand Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point

Start time

Opening hours

  • 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Check in for your orbing adventure at the ZORB office in Rotorua where you’ll be transferred by truck to the top of a hill. Before climbing inside the ZORB — 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 ZORB and prepare for the ride of a lifetime as you use momentum to push the ball toward its downhill course. At the bottom of the run, the ball slows to a stop on flat turf, while ZORB 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.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Maximum weight per person is 125kg or 275lb
  • Please bring swimwear and a towel
  • Customers can rent T-shirts, shorts and a towel for $7.00
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Totally awesome. Wear togs/things you can get wet in. Spa in between the rides was cool too. Recommend it for anyone visiting NZ or even if you’re from here but never done it. You do not get dizzy!


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Lives up to the hype
Nikole_S, Feb 2023
This was SUCH a fun way to spend a few hours. My partner and I wound up upgrading after our two rides to do all four tracks, and it was WELL worth it. We didn't stop laughing for the entire two hours. Highly recommend!
Roll with it 😆
Wendy_F, Dec 2022
Totally awesome. Wear togs/things you can get wet in. Spa in between the rides was cool too. Recommend it for anyone visiting NZ or even if you’re from here but never done it. You do not get dizzy!
Awesome experience and a must do!
Leander_R, Apr 2022
Loved the experience, came from out of town and will totally recommend. Came with our family for the weekend.
Brilliant fun! I was...
Jo_M, Apr 2022
Brilliant fun! I was worried it might hurt my back, but its smooth as can be but super fun all the same! Highly recommend
Really cool, super friendly staff
Irene_T, Dec 2020
Thought it would be scary but it was so much fun!! The video and photos made for a better addition and memory
awesome roll down the hill
marcellinawolfgramm, Oct 2019
Such fun - the team are great and the process is quick. ENjoy the roll down the hill! Change rooms are heated..merchandise available to buy and coffee is on hand to warm you up but the team are great!
I had fun however the dry ball ride...
Lolly, Dec 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.
So fun!!! Felt like a kid again...
Howard_C, Feb 2017
So fun!!! Felt like a kid again! Staff was helpful and great! Can't wait to do it again! Loved it!
So much fun! Definitely unique and...
Jason V, Jan 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.
The best thing we did in NZ per my...
John W, Mar 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.
This was an awesome tour...
AB, Nov 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!
It was a lot of fun. The staff was...
Desiree K, Nov 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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