68. Having a ball of a time in a ZORB in Rotorua
From skydiving and jet-boating to hiking and biking some of the most spectacular and dramatic landscapes in the world, New Zealand is synonymous with adventure: here is No. 68 of our 101 Reasons To Stop Dreaming About New Zealand And Go.
Rotorua’s most ridiculous yet irresistible activity, ZORB, involves rolling down a grassy hill inside a see-through, inflatable ball. Invented in 1994 by the local Akers brothers, it’s now an international phenomenon with ZORB balls exported around the world. Taking its fun very seriously, Team ZORB offers four finely tuned tracks featuring steep slopes, sweeping bends, berms and the option of big air (“leave the ground and your stomach behind” is how the website describes it). You can also race your mates or add some water into your ZORB, which guarantees you’ll wet your pants from the thrill. Chances are you’ll laugh so hard you will anyway!