About ZORB New Zealand

Zorb New Zealand is the world’s epic original Zorb company. Based in beautiful Rotorua, Zorb has been delivering unique rolling experiences since 1995. We are committed to providing fun, safe and exciting Zorb adventures for ages 6 and up! Our purpose built facility is cranking all year round, with covered decks, onsite hotpool, changing facilities and picnic areas, Zorb is ideal for all seasons.

Wet or dry, Zorb your way today.

Our Tracks


Race your friends or ride together on our fastest track for an experience you’ll talk about for years to come. Up to three riders per Globe


The worlds longest Freeflowing ZIGZAG track. Twist and shout your way down this fun, unique track. You’ll slip and slide into the steep corners and turns and be begging for another ride. Go it alone or take a mate.


Expect the unexpected on this track! The world’s only drop will take you by surprise. If you love a thrill, this ride is for you. The Drop includes the worlds steepest drop and worlds fastest ride! You can’t take a mate to hold your hand on this one! Single rider only.


Our globes are partially filled with warm water (cool in summer) to help you slip and slide around our tracks – you’re definitely going to get wet! Bring your swim suit and towel, if you don’t have one we have them available for hire. We do recommend wearing a t-shirt while globe riding at Zorb.


Climb inside our unique double globe for an exhilarating ride as you sit inside a moving gyro and spin your way to the bottom (unavailable in summer months due to heat)
Camera Hire – Hire one of our 4k waterproof cameras Just $25. Bring your own mini-sd card, sdcard or flash drive and we’ll transfer the files directly to them or flashdrives are available for purchase on site. If you don’t have an sd card or flash drive we’ll send it to you for an additional $5.

The Zorb Experience

A big warm kiwi welcome to ZORB® and your 100% pure New Zealand adventure. If rolling down a hill in a giant plastic ball sounds like fun, we promise you, it is! The ZORB® experience is totally unique and like nothing else you’ve ever tried. People say it’s like being tossed around in a giant waterslide or sliding around in a warm bath, but however you describe it, we know it will take your breath away. It’s both exhilarating, and a little bit unexpected.

With three ground-breaking products on offer – from zig zagging steep corners to riding the fast lane or taking on the world’s only drop track– you’ll be experiencing the very best of original kiwi adventures.

You will dive into the ZORB® through a tunnel-like entrance and sit inside the sparkling inner sphere. We’ll zip you up and send you laughing down the hill all the way to the bottom. But don’t worry, we’ll be right there to catch you safely. You can then relax and chill out in a FREE soak in the hot pool at THE WIND-DOWN with front row seats overlooking the tracks. Enjoy a warm soak as you buzz about your unforgettable ride and talk yourself into another.

Ride - Relax - Repeat. We’ll see you back at the top for more!

Ride the original ZORB® - for an unforgettable New Zealand experience.

Our Story

New Zealand may be a small nation but it's rich in big thinkers. Our kiwi ingenuity is legendary. When we first designed and created ZORB® in 1994 we knew it was groundbreaking. From these grassroots grew another world first, an experience so unique, we know we can say; it’s like no other.

Nestled in hills just minutes from Central Rotorua, the ZORB® that we invite you to visit, ride and love like we do, is the home of the Original Zorb, the first globe riding operation in the world

There's nothing that compares to the feeling of rolling down the hillside in a giant plastic ZORB®. It's exhilarating, unexpected and completely New Zealand.

Ride with ZORB® today for a unique experience that's BEYOND EXPECTATION.

Our Commitment to Excellence

The Zorb Experience

We were the first in the world to deliver a world class commercial globe riding experience. Today we’re still leading the way with an excellent customer experience and focus on customer comfort and safety. Our crew can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our special place. All of our staff are experienced and well trained and settle for nothing less than delivering the best. Great people, Great rides and Great experiences, at ZORB® you’ll experience the best Rotorua has to offer. You will arrive as a stranger, and leave as whanau (family).


We are Outdoors Mark certified. Our OutdoorsMark certification shows that our organisation has met the highest standard of safety in the adventure activities industry. Our OHS manager holds a Grad.dip.OHS from Massey University as well as IOSH accreditation reinforcing our focus on ensuring our visitors have a safe enjoyable experience.


ZORB® is Qualmark certified meaning we have been independently assessed to ensure you have a quality experience as well as a safe one! Qualmark is operated by Tourism New Zealand and assesses us on Safety, Sustainability, Delivering our Customer experience, Marketing and providing an inclusive work place which focuses on staff development.


Our environment is precious! We only have one. ZORB® Rotorua is a proud member of the Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter. We are committed to responsible use of our site and resources to ensure our organization and our visitors minimize our environmental foot print.