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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

Tomorrow’s forecast = perfect for some night time ZORB rides 👀. Think warm water, hot tubs, sauna, hot chocolates, delicious food AND a fully stocked bar….how could you go wrong? This is one of our favourite nights of the year! 

The 6:00pm slot is nearly sold out, so we've added another time slot for 6:30pm, tickets via the link in bio!
Views on views, Darkest Night edition! We still have tickets available for our night ZORB ride event this Thursday! Check the link in bio to book tickets! ✨✌️ #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #nzmustdo
Never a dull moment around here! Lion King ZORB edition 😎🦁 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #nzmustdo
Different start to the day today with our very own @peter_w_kingi being interviewed live for Australia’s most popular breakfast show @sunriseon7 talking all things ZORB! 💥 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #purenz #sunriseon7
Views on views this morning, captured by the one and only @peter_w_kingi 😍 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #purenewzealand
Okay people we need your help! Following on from our inaugural ZORB crew bake off last year, we've decided to step things up a notch with My Kitchen Rules - ZORB Edition. 

Put your suggestions below for what our special ingredient should be and we'll put a poll on our stories! If your ingredient is picked, we'll send some ZORB vouchers your way! ✌️

P.S. Special ingredient must be easy to source in Rotorua and suitable for sweet and savoury dishes. 

#zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #mykitchenrules
ZORB Tesla sitting pretty with its new mate from Go Rentals 🚗 #zorbrotorua #gorentals #rotoruanz #nzmustdo #gorentalsnz
Easter is almost here! 🐰 We're open ALL Easter Weekend and for the duration of the school holidays 9:00am - 5:00pm for all of your ZORB ride goodness! 

#zorbrotorua #bytheinventors #rotoruanz #nzmustdo #dosomethingnewnz
Rainy day family fun, we’re open Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s 10:00am - 5:00pm! 🌧☔️🙌✌️#zorbnewzealand #rotoruanz #nzmustdo

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

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