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ZORB Myth Busters

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 a ZORB expert? The ZORB 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 a ZORB ride you don’t tumble or flip head over heels! Think of the ZORB 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 ZORB ball’s 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! Downhill ball rolling 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 a ZORB ride!

If you’re thinking this activity might be too risky and not for you? Downhill ball rolling 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 ZORB ball and let our awesome crew take care of the rest. ZORB 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. ZORB has also been Outdoorsmark Safety Audit Certified as well as achieving Qualmark Gold this year. Will you get into the ZORB ball 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 ZORB 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 ZORB! With four different track options ranging from the smooth and fast to the more extreme there is something to suit everyone!




December 19, 2018


Back again on Sunday the 11th of December 2022 and proudly supporting the Rotorua Salvation Army is our annual Rotorua locals day where individuals can exchange cans of food for ZORB rides! 

🥫Individuals need to pre-book a time slot, you can book online via the link in our bio
🥫Limit two rides per person 
🥫Bring along proof of Rotorua residency 
🥫Health and safety restrictions apply
🥫Not available in conjunction with any other offfer or deal

For more information check out the link in our bio!
The people have spoken and last night we came out on top! We were awarded the prestigious NZME Peoples Choice Award at the @tompkins_wake Rotorua Business Awards! A big thank you everyone that voted for us, ya’ll are the bees knees! 🏆🥇🙌💚
When the B team misses the photoshoot… 🤪🏉🏆 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #developmentsquad #supersubs #benchwarmers #nzmustdo #ifyouseeknz #womensrugbyworldcup
Game faces for game day! 🏉The ZORB crew are busting out the black jerseys today in support of the @blackferns playing against Scotland today in the Women’s Rugby World Cup!🏆💚 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #blackferns #rugbyworldcup #rugby #nzmustdo #longweekend
You best believe we’re ready for summer! Bring it on! ☀️💚 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #nzmustdo #ifyouseeknz
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Catch us in our new uniforms at ZORB Rotorua on game days. Out here supporting @blackferns for the @rugbyworldcup on home soil! 
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And just like that it’s the school holidays again! We’re open 9:00am - 5:00pm 7 days a week! We’re also a great wet weather activity 😉💚💦 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #nzmustdo #schoolholidays
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Hanging out with our neighbours @mitaimaorivillagenz last week! Thanks for the visit! 🤪😎✌️ #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #mitaimaorivillage #fun