Film & Photo Location

A Cinematic Space

Old Forest School is a cinematic sanctuary, lending its enchanting backdrop to film, television, and commercial photo shoots. Its allure has graced TV3’s “The Bachelor NZ,” a seven episode TVNZ series, a New Zealand feature film, and numerous company and magazine shoots. With a plethora of uniquely curated spots, it’s often said that a day is not enough to explore all the magic this place holds.

Inside and out, Old Forest School unfolds with old buildings, the original schoolhouse, a retro pool area, wildflower meadows, open fields, untamed gardens, towering trees, and amiable animals. The absence of outside distractions allows for undivided focus, a seamless flow, and the freedom to dive into the creative zone.

The practicalities are covered too, ample on-site parking and well-appointed bathroom facilities for your crew and talent. Catering can even be taken care of if you wish.

When you choose Old Forest School, you gain access to:

– The historic and authentic 1930s Schoolhouse

– A large, blank open space inside The Noshery

– Rustic buildings, including the Redwood Barn and Tin Shed

– Gardens and grounds

– The original 1943 Tennis Court

Tailored packages are available based on the duration of hire and the size of your crew. If you’re on the lookout for a captivating location, reach out at and share how they can contribute to your creative vision.