Prior to experiencing zorbing in Rotorua, I had always wondered what the fuss was about. I also wondered how it worked. Surely being pushed down a hill in a large inflatable bubble would often result in some sort of concussion?!
Zorb Rotorua is well known as being the first official zorb site to be operating since 1995. I really couldn’t wait to say I had done it for myself.
I guess it’s safe to say zorbing has always been on my ’to-do’ list. I was finally going to tick it off!
I soon discovered after a little research that a small bubble inside the larger bubble is filled with a little water to enable you to fly down the hill at speed without much risk of injury (unless you do something silly yourself!)
The water was, indeed, nice and warm which was very welcoming as it was a bit of a rainy autumn day in Rotorua. Jack and I dived through a small hole and into the bubble, and were pushed down the first hill together. This is a straight decline which allows three people to join in at once.
It certainly was a hear
You literally go flying; and even more so on the ‘zig zag’ and ‘drop’ declines which you experience alone. It throws you around from head to toe, but don’t be fooled by that, it really doesn’t hurt at all and you’re completely safe.
This is a thrill for many ages, and one you can enjoy with friends. It is based just outside of main Rotorua, so it is easily accessible.
Dry zobing is also an option for those who would rather be strapped into the bubble without the water.
I would certainly put this down as an NZ Must Do!
You will receive a great discount when you book your Zorb Rotorua experience with Backpacker Deals!