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Beat the heat in Rotorua – the best five things to do on a hot day

Jumping into a hot car, that sticky sunscreen feeling and ridiculous tan lines… yep it is safe to say that summer has well and truly settled in and it is a hot one! To keep yourself cool and beat the heat we’ve come up with the coolest things to do here in Rotorua, which are also super fun!

H2OGO Rides @ ZORB

Obviously the best way to cool yourself down in Rotorua this summer is with a ZORB ride

Superman dive into a ZORB ball filled with nice and cool water and choose from our four different tracks! In between rides hang out in our hot tubs (filled with cool water during summer) or relax in the shade in our beanbag hangout zone at the top of the hill while taking in the beautiful views of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island.

After your ride you will feel refreshed and ready to conquer the rest of your day!

 

 

Lady Janes Ice Cream Parlour

Summer would not be summer without ice cream in a cone. Especially when it starts melting before you’ve had a chance to finish and you get sticky fingers.

Lady Janes Ice cream parlour Rotorua
There is only one place in Rotorua to go for ice cream in a cone! Tucked away on the lake end of Eat Streat is the iconic Lady Janes ice cream parlour. These guys have been serving up delicious treats for the last 30 years! With over 40 different ice cream flavours (including dairy free options) from the Orange Choc chip to the more gourmet Kapiti chocolate and salted caramel with almonds there is something to suit everyone.


Okere Falls Store

Located about a 20minute drive out of Rotorua is the Okere Falls Store.
These guys are your one stop shop for delicious healthy food and coffee. They also have an extensive vegetarian and vegan offering. Grab one of their healthy smoothies made with all-natural ingredients and enjoy in their beer garden or take your smoothie to go and wander down the Okere Falls walk, a short easy 1.2km walk along the river. If you’re lucky you’ll get to see rafters and kayakers floating along the river.

River Rats Rafting

Keep cool and raft down the Kaituna River with our friends River Rats. All safety gear is provided, all you need to do is turn up with your sense of adventure. The Kaituna River is definitely one of a kind with a mixture of calm waters, 14 rapids and three waterfalls including the world’s longest commercially rafted waterfall Tutea Falls at 7m long! If you fancy a dip to cool off there is plenty of calm water to float along the river.

 

Splash Zone at Velocity Valley

Perfect for spectators and participants to cool down is the ‘Splash Zone’ at Velocity Valley. Not for the faint hearted, Velocity Valley is located about five minutes down the road from us here at OGO Rotorua. They have a range of five awesome adrenalin activities to choose from including the Agrojet.

The Agrojet is the world’s first ever commercial jet sprint on a customised course. If the summer heat has gotten too much you can stand on the deck while the jet boat is going around and prepare to get splashed! Just make sure you bring a spare change of clothes with you!

January 16, 2019

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Why live life on the edge when you can roll off it Why live life on the edge when you can roll off it?! MEGA is the longest, steepest and fastest track in all the land! Plot twist, you also get arguably the best views in Rotorua from the top 💥👌 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #dosomethingnewnz
Psst... did you know that you can bring your water Psst... did you know that you can bring your waterproof camera or device inside the ZORB ball with you? 👀 Just make sure you remove any attachments and you're good to go! 

We're also now open 9:00am - 6:00pm which means more time for ZORB rolling goodness! 👍

#zorbrotorua #bytheinventors #rotoruanz #dosomethingnewnz
In celebration of the Longest Day tomorrow the 22n In celebration of the Longest Day tomorrow the 22nd of December, we bring you the Non-Stop Roll! We’re offering a morning or afternoon unlimited ride pass on our Straight, Sidewinder & Big Air tracks! Check the link in bio to book in! Limited spots available! 💚 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz
Another Rotorua Locals Day done and dusted! A mass Another Rotorua Locals Day done and dusted! A massive thank you to everyone that came along, together we raised around 1,500 cans for the Rotorua Salvation Army! Y'all rock! 🥫🤘🙌💥

#zorbrotorua #rotoruasalvationarmy #rotoruanz #dosomethingnewnz #nzmustdo
Thank you Rotorua! We are now FULLY BOOKED for our Thank you Rotorua! We are now FULLY BOOKED for our annual Rotorua Locals Day taking place tomorrow in support of the Rotorua Salvation Army! If you would still like to support the fantastic work of the Salvation Army you are more than welcome to visit our site tomorrow to drop off canned goods. Don’t forget we offer a 50% discount year round to Rotorua locals with proof of address! ✌️🥫 #zorbrotorua #rotoruasalvationarmy #rotoruanz
Back again for 2021 and proudly supporting the Rot Back again for 2021 and proudly supporting the Rotorua Salvation Army is our annual Rotorua locals day where individuals can exchange cans of food for ZORB rides! Due to the move to the new Covid-19 Protection Framework we have made a few changes. 

🥫19 December 2021 10:am - 4:00pm. Individuals will need to pre-book a timeslot, you can book online via the link in our bio or call our team to book in a time slot on 0800 646 768! 

🥫Limit two rides per person 

🥫All visitors to ZORB Rotorua over 12 years and 3 months must show proof of their vaccination via their My Vaccine Pass to gain entry to our site

🥫Bring along proof of Rotorua residency 

More details in the link in bio ✌️
We’re changing things up a bit this summer and a We’re changing things up a bit this summer and are asking everyone to secure a booking time. This will help assist with operations over those busy times and also ensure that we’re adhering to the new Covid-19 framework. You can book via our website link in bio or if you’re not sure what to book don’t worry! Feel free to give us a call on 0800 646 768 and our friendly front office team can book you into a timeslot! 🤩🙌👍 

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Behind the scene sneak peek 👀 of filming with @ Behind the scene sneak peek 👀 of filming with @sevensharptvnz and Ben Hurley, who was rolling round @rotoruanz in style... ZORB styles of course 😎 

If your Mum was hogging the TV watching boring soaps last night and you missed it - check out the link in bio to watch!💥

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Kicking off our Longest Day celebrations in style Kicking off our Longest Day celebrations in style with Bubbles, Beats & Breakkie! Watch the sunrise over Lake Rotorua while enjoying a hot breakfast courtesy of our friends at Terrace Catering! While your dining take in the epic views and enjoy beats from the coolest DJ in town! Check out the link in bio for more information and to look buy tickets! 🥂🥞 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #dosomethingnewnz #terracecatering

DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS ICONIC KIWI INVENTION, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN!

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