The 309 Road, Coromandel

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 180 reviews on the web
Head down The 309 Road for a representative trip through Coromandel Peninsula's diverse natural landscape. The winding gravel road provides ample photographic opportunities, walks, a stop at Waiau Falls, and special sightings of the area's natural inhabitants. Chief among the attractions along the 22 km (14 mi) road is the grove of 600-year-old kauri trees, standing tall, wide, and proud against the remoteness of the area. Make sure to wash the soles of your shoes before approaching them: the endangered trees can become diseased when met with non-native pests. Take extra precautions when driving, as the winding road has no safety barriers, making it potentially dangerous--particularly for those unfamiliar with the route. To visit The 309 Road and other attractions in Coromandel, use our Coromandel trip itinerary planner.
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  • Stewart is a very friendly chap. He has lots of pigs. Captain cooks' kuny kuny pig. Black, ginger also dalmatian colour. They are his pets. Lots of piglets and chooks too. Unique, quaint one of a kind...  read more »
  • The 309 road is not for the faint hearted or those prone to car sickness but its a great scenic drive if you can take the time to enjoy the views, the busy, some of the stops and just enjoy the quietn...  read more »
  • Such a novelty these days to experience an a school gravel road. It was a bit windy, and 1 out of 4 kids had a little puke ; ) We stopped in at The Waterworks for a play and and explore, then headed i...  read more »
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