Location

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Old Forest School is about a 45 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 School 795 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 School 795 Rotoehu Rd
    Destination will be on the left

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