Situated on the doorstep of beautiful Otanewainuku Forest, 25 minutes' drive from downtown Tauranga, guests staying at Rolling Hills Country Stay B&B can wake up in the country and enjoy their rural New Zealand surroundings.
A delicious breakfast is served of fruit salad with homemade toasted muesli and yoghurt, followed by bacon and eggs, toast, croissants and jams, tea and coffee. You can see cows grazing nearby and listen to birds singing or check-out what is growing in the vegetable garden and hot house.
Set separate from the main house, the studio offers its own entrance, an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette with a selection of teas/coffee.
You can walk among the giant Rimu trees in Otanewainuku Forest, walk to the waterfall or up to the Trig for a panoramic view of the Bay of Plenty. There are a range of Rotorua geothermal parks to explore in the surrounding areas as well as restaurants of Tauranga and beaches of Mt Maunganui. Hobbiton, Lord of the Rings movie set in Matamata is a 50-minute drive away.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.
Te Puke TravelFebruary 2, 2022 at 11:36 am
Margaret and Rob were amazing hosts! Their cottage is located on their 5 acre ranch about a 20 minute drive from Tauranga. Once you arrive it is absolutely heaven. We were very tired our first day and they treated us like dear friends. Margaret had fresh baked cookies, homemade muesli, fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee, teas, milk, jams and an assortment of fresh fruits waiting for us. We showered in rain water and ate the most delicious fruits and vegetables right from their garden. My skin was like silk after a week there! Since Margaret and Rob are long time locals, they gave us great advice daily on the wonderful things to see and do in the area. Their suggestions were SO much better than the usual tourist traps! We had an incredible stay and would highly recommend it for anyone looking to decompress and enjoy the peace, quiet and bounty of rural New Zealand. Thank you Margaret and Rob for an experience we will never forget.