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Thrilling

Amazing experience, will have to do it again next time we come! Funny to watch brother in law... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Wayne W
Orbtastic

Must visit when in Rotorua.. very simple and nice relaxing experience just enjoying the fantastic... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
micmicr
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28 Jul 2017
“Impossible to get hold of”
26 Jul 2017
“Terrible experience and waste of time!”
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The only tethered Helium Passenger Balloon in New Zealand and Australia. The Orbserver takes off 150m into Rotorua's sky every 20 minutes (weather permitting) and can carry a maximum of 20 passengers. Rides range from tranquil to exciting and offer...more
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525 Ngongotaha Road | Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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+64 7-349 4369
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

These people are rude to deal with - if you can ever get hold of them and they never seem to be flying on weekends which made actually getting to do this ride very hard.

Thank Hollykinns
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Would not recommend this to anyone! We had driven over from New Plymouth especially to do this ride, which the merchant knew, but they never told us that they were not flying that day! It was a still, cloudless blue sky day and when we...More

Thank JackFromNP
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Amazing experience, will have to do it again next time we come! Funny to watch brother in law freaking out as the basket tilted. Amazing views on a beautiful sunny day.

Thank Wayne W
Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Happy that you enjoyed your experience, hope to host you again in the summer. Many thanks for the review. Best Regards

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Must visit when in Rotorua.. very simple and nice relaxing experience just enjoying the fantastic 360 degree views with the very friendly staff -- shoutout to Alex-- thanks for the very informative and fun experience .. thanks for taking our photos before and after the...More

Thank micmicr
Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Happy that you enjoy so much, hope to host you again in the summer. Many thanks for the review. Best Regards

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with my husband for his birthday, the weather was great and our guide was very informative about the whole experience, you are permanently tethered to the ground and you go up to about150M above the ground. The views once up there are amazing, you...More

Thank Sharon T
Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Happy that you enjoyed your experience, hope to host you again in the summer. Many thanks for the review. Best Regards

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Took my 3 kids 12, 8 and 5yrs old on this experience and they all loved it. Guide was very friendly and familiar with the area. Took awesome photos and just a great experience all round! Thanks guys :) from The McCall Family

Thank Jonnelle M
Management response:Responded 7 May 2017

Thank you for flying with us and the kind words. Thomas

Reviewed 6 May 2017

One of the best experiences of a lifetime! Amazing views and has a great thrill factor, will definitely be going again when in Rotorua.

Thank Janine K
Management response:Responded 7 May 2017

Thank you for flying with us, we hope to see you again. Thomas

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Enjoyed amazing views over Rotorua, staff made the exiting ride even more memorable. Highly recommended to for all ages.

Thank Eva K
Management response:Responded 7 May 2017

Thank you for the kind words and for flying with us. Thomas

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