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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

#ZORBROTORUA

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
Everybody screeeam! #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #nzmustdo #ifyouseeknz
Catch us in our new uniforms at ZORB Rotorua on game days. Out here supporting @blackferns for the @rugbyworldcup on home soil! 
#yeahthegirls #rugbyworldcup #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #nzmustdo #ifyouseeknz
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
Why should YOU come and work at ZORB Rotorua? #wearehiring
Hanging out with our neighbours @mitaimaorivillagenz last week! Thanks for the visit! 🤪😎✌️ #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #mitaimaorivillage #fun

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

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