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.