Location

We love showing people around, but viewings and visits strictly by appointment only.

Old Forest School is about a 40 minute drive from Tauranga, Rotorua and Whakatane at 795 Rotoehu Road, Pongakawa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Directions to Old Forest School

From Tauranga/Mount:

This FAST option does have a $2 toll road. You can pay the toll at www.tollroad.govt.nz within 5 days after you’ve used it.

Start point near TrustPower Bay Park on State Highway 2

Distance 35 min (approx. travel time 43.7 km)

Commence on the roundabout on State Highway 2 near TrustPower Bay Park 

Follow SH 2 to the end of the toll road
29.7 km

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on SH 2
8.6 km

Turn right onto Pongakawa Station Rd
3.0 km

Continue onto Old Coach Rd
2.1 km

Continue straight onto Rotoehu Rd
8.0 km

Old Forest School 795 Rotoehu Rd
Destination will be on the left

From Rotorua:

The back road option (faster but dustier and bumpier)…

Start point near Rotorua Regional Airport (837 Te Ngae Rd)

Distance 43 min (approx. travel time 40.8 km)

Head northeast Along State Highway 30 past the Rotorua Regional Airport
3.8 km

Continue onto State Highway 33
10.2 km

Turn right onto Maniatutu Rd
6.0 km

Turn right onto Rotoehu Rd
20.4 km

Old Forest School795 Rotoehu Rd
Destination will be on the right

From Rotorua:

The main road option (longer but smoother)…

Start point near Rotorua Regional Airport (837 Te Ngae Rd)

Distance 49 min (approx. travel time 59.3 km)

Head northeast Along State Highway 30 past the Rotorua Regional Airport
3.8 km

Continue onto State Highway 33
33.4 km

Turn right onto Wilson Rd S
2.3 km

Turn right onto SH 2
6.3 km

Turn right onto Pongakawa Station Rd
3.0 km

Continue onto Old Coach Rd
2.1 km

Continue straight onto Rotoehu Rd
8.0 km

Old Forest School795 Rotoehu Rd
Destination will be on the left

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Places to stay

Looking for places to stay for you or your guests? Here are some handy links to a bunch of great beach locations and camp grounds.

http://www.bookabach.co.nz

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http://www.holidayhouses.co.nz

https://www.airbnb.co.nz

http://booking.co.nz

http://murphysholidaycamp.co.nz

http://www.maketubeach.com

https://www.oldcoachoasisglamping.com

To make it easy for your guest book a bus. Talk to Raewyn at tepuke@gobus.co.nz for more information look at http://www.gobus.co.nz