Zorbing at Rollerball is a fun and unique outdoor activity for the whole family in Phuket. Opened in 2012 and located on the hills overlooking Kalim Beach, participants at Zorbing at Rollerball descend a 190-metre track (one of the longest downhill tracks in the world) inside a flexible plastic ball that's 3 metres in diameter.
'Hill rolling' (the official name of this activity) was invented in New Zealand by David and Andrew Akers. This recreational activity is known under several different names around the world: zorbing, globe-riding, sphereing, orbing... Phuket’s version enjoys superb views over Patong Bay as well as tons of exhilarating fun.
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Fun with Phuket Zorbing
The concept of zorbing is pretty simple: you just need a hillside and a big ball. In Phuket you find quite a lot of hillsides as the island (the southern part at least) is pretty mountainous. In Kalim, Zorbing at Rollerball is setup some 500 metres from the sea along a steep slope on a road leading to private villas. Two tracks have been designed to enjoy hill rolling in slightly different ways: one track is pretty straight, and the other one presents some sharp curves making the journey a bit bouncier.
The zorbs (balls) are quite impressive in shape and size: double-sectioned, with one ball inside the other with an air layer between. The inner and outer balls are connected by numerous small nylon strings. Zorbs have one tunnel-like entrance. Before heading (or rolling) off, the staff put about 40 litres of water in the inner ball, this helps passengers to stand upright (roughly). Don’t forget to bring swimwear and a towel. Changing rooms are available on-site.
The feeling of hill rolling is similar to being inside a washing machine… without the risk of drowning, of course. One of the fun aspects of zorbing is when you roll over other participants who are ‘planking’ on the track downhill. To some, it’s simply more fun being rolled over.
What to expect at Zorbing Phuket
Zorbing at Rollerball’s setting is nice and simple: on a large terrace overlooking the sea, with 2 small bamboo-and-thatch huts. One of the huts is the office/front-desk/bar, the other is the changing room. There are 3 tables with benches under a thatched roof, and right next to them stands the zorbing track’s departure platform.
The bar serves soft drinks and beers, and free transfers are available in the Patong area. Under British management, this activity is run with safety in mind and comes with full insurance. Prices start at around 950 baht per person for 1 roll and a free drink, going up to around 1,950 baht for 6 rolls with extra bonuses. The staff can also film your downhill journey for a small fee.
To get there, take the Soi at the corner of the Orchid Hotel and Spa in Kalim. Zorbing at Rollerball is well indicated along the uphill road.
Zorbing at Rollerball
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 6pm
- Location: Kalim Soi 7, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)89 872 6532
- Tour Available: Zorbing at Rollerball