OGO Myth Busters
Wednesday 19, December 2018
A bucket list adventure activity invented right here in Rotorua, New Zealand. Why would anyone want to do that?
So, you’ve stalked us on the gram and think you’re a bit of an OGO expert? The OGO myth busters are here to answer those weird, quirky and slightly annoying questions you might still have. Like why someone would want to roll down a hill in a giant inflatable ball in the first place.
You won’t flip head over heels – so you won’t feel sick!
The last thing you want to have happen to you on holidays is doing an activity that makes you feel sick! Thankfully with an OGO ride you don’t tumble or flip head over heels! Think of the OGO ride like a giant water-slide where you slip, slide and laugh your way down the hill with no tumbling involved. The worst thing that will happen is a sore stomach from laughing.
No cold water in sight
Not a fan of getting cold and wet? The water used inside the OGOs is nice and toasty warm. There are hot tubs you can hang out in during and after your rides and heated changing rooms. Didn’t think you’d be getting wet and didn’t bring your swimwear? There are shorts, t-shirts and towels available to rent. When the weather decides to rain on your holiday parade, don’t stress! OGO Rotorua is an all-weather activity that still operates in the rain – you get wet anyway so might as well make the most of it!
Can you superman dive? Then you can do OGO!
If you’re thinking this activity might be too risky and not for you? OGO is the perfect adventure activity accessible to all ages and abilities. There are four different tracks to choose from ranging from smooth and fast to the more extreme. All you’ve gotta do is superman dive into the OGO and let our awesome crew take care of the rest. OGO is the only ball rolling company in Rotorua to manufacture their own balls. This ensures they are of the highest quality, not like those cheap knock offs you see from China. OGO Rotorua has also been Outdoorsmark Safety Audit Certified as well as achieving Qualmark Gold this year. Will you get into the OGO and fit in the hole? If you’re under our weight restriction of 125kg you will fit through the hole. Otherwise we’ll have to butter you up.
No transport? No worries! The Cityride public bus stops right outside our driveway and the fare is less than your morning coffee! Speaking of coffee, we do have a delicious barista coffee station on site. If you do have a car or your own transport, there is plenty of parking available!
Kiwi inventiveness strikes again with TOWGO
Hate waiting? So do we! The TOWGO was created for that exact purpose. The TOWGO was a special project led by David Akers who runs our OGO factory. A specially designed automated ball return system to get the balls up the hill faster than our trucks and trailers. This gives us the opportunity to look into a more sustainable option to get our guests up the hill.
There you have it the good, the really good and the really really good stuff about what we do here at OGO Rotorua! With four different track options ranging from the smooth and fast to the more extreme there is something to suit everyone!