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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


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

When are you coming to slide down the hill? 🛝💦 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #thingstodo #purenz #newzealand
Did you know that the water (sometimes warm, sometimes cooler) keeps you on the bottom of the ball while rolling? NO tumbling involved 👏🏼 

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We might be biased but we think we have some of the best hot tub views in Rotorua 💫 

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We put 40 litres of fresh water (warm in the winter, cool in the summer) into every ball that rolls down the hill 💦 #slipandslide #slidewhileyouride #newzealand #zorb #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz
These two nailed the jump shot 🙌🏼 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #zorb #slidewhileyouride #purenz #nz
All smiles as these two slip and slide down the hill 💧
Tree tunnel on our new track pipeline looking lush 🍃 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #dosomethingnewnz #zorb #nz #thigstodo #purenz
High fives all round 🖐🏼 #zorbrotorua
And just like that another round of school holidays are done and dusted ✌🏼
Feeling competitive? Race ya mates and show them who the real winner is 🏆 bonus points if you can stay on your feet the whole time. #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #purenewzealand #thingstodonz

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

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