For those who prefer life in the fast lane, Taumata Racer speeds riders down a 300-foot slide, in and out of tunnels and around a 360-degree turn before racing them across the finish line.

This eight-lane racing slide is named after a 300-foot hill in southern Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Taumata is short for the original 84-letter Maori name:


The lengthy title translates roughly as, “The hilltop where Tamatea with big knees, conqueror of mountains, eater of land, traveller over land and sea, played his koauau to his beloved.” Riders must be at least 42 inches tall (1.07m).