Welcome to Zorb Rotorua, an adventure-packed destination nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s geothermal region. This unique attraction offers visitors the chance to experience the thrill of zorbing, a recreational activity that involves rolling downhill inside a large, transparent orb. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush or simply looking for a fun and unusual way to spend your day, Zorb Rotorua promises an unforgettable experience.

What is zorbing?

Zorbing is an innovative and exhilarating outdoor activity that originated in New Zealand in the late 20th century. Participants enter a large plastic orb, which can be either harnessed or unharnessed, and then roll down a hill, experiencing the sensation of weightlessness and speed. The orbs are designed with safety in mind, featuring double-layered walls that cushion riders as they make their descent.

What makes zorbing at Zorb Rotorua different from other locations?

Zorbing at Zorb Rotorua is unique due to its variety of tracks (including Straight Track and Sidewinder Track), options for both wet ('Zydro') and dry ('Zorbit') rides within specially designed orbs against the beautiful geothermal landscape of New Zealand.

Experiences at Zorb Rotorua

Zorb Rotorua offers several different tracks and orb options to cater to all levels of adventure seekers. From the fast-paced Straight Track to the twisty Sidewinder Track, there’s something for everyone. For those looking for a wet ride, ‘Zydro’ rides involve water being added inside the orb, creating a slippery and splashy experience. Alternatively, ‘Zorbit’ rides are dry and involve participants being securely harnessed inside the orb.

Planning your visit

Located just minutes from downtown Rotorua, Zorb Rotorua is easily accessible by car or public transport. The attraction operates year-round, weather permitting, and it’s recommended to book your ride in advance to secure your spot. Suitable for individuals and groups alike, Zorb Rotorua also offers packages for families and corporate events.

Safety first

Safety is paramount at Zorb Rotorua. All participants receive a safety briefing before their ride, and each zorbing experience is closely monitored by trained staff members. The orbs themselves are regularly inspected and maintained to ensure they meet strict safety standards.

Why choose Zorb Rotorua?

Zorb Rotorua stands out as one of New Zealand’s premier adventure attractions due to its unique offering of zorbing experiences set against the stunning backdrop of Rotorua’s natural landscape. With friendly staff ready to guide you through your adventure and memories waiting to be made, it’s no wonder that visitors from around the globe flock to this exhilarating destination.


  • Variety of tracks including Straight Track and Sidewinder Track
  • Options for both wet (‘Zydro’) and dry (‘Zorbit’) rides
  • Specially designed orbs with double-layered walls for safety
  • Stunning location in New Zealand’s geothermal region
  • Suitable for individuals, families, and corporate events

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