About the Rides

Mō ngā Ekenga

New Zealand on the move

The High Ride – Te Ekenga Teitei


Imagine the most exciting clips from the Our Space media bank.


The thrills of extreme sports, free running, flying foxes.
The nostalgia of trundling over cattlestops, sliding down grassy hills.
Clips that ride back in time.
Clips that go all around and under New Zealand.

Now imagine you enter the Wall and live these scenes first hand.
That's the High Ride.

A video-clip roller-coaster




Visiting: There is a charge for these rides. Click here for details.


The Deep Ride –
Te Ekenga Hōhonu

Around 80% of New Zealand’s territory is under water. But more people have travelled to the moon than have explored the depths around the Brothers underwater volcano.

Almost two kilometres deep in the Kermadec Arc, the Brothers volcano is one of the most spectacular hunting grounds for underwater volcanic activity and weird deep-sea critters.

With renowned scientist and adventurer Dr Cornel de Ronde to guide you, join the hunt for deep-sea black smokers and erupting volcanoes from the safety of our deep-sea vehicle simulator.

A real-life scientific adventure ride

The Deep Ride uses real footage selected from many hours of dives undertaken by GNS Science, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)


Support from the following organizations is also acknowledged: NIWA (NZ), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (US), Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory (US), the University of Mississippi (US), and GEOMAR (Germany).



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