The 309 Road, Coromandel

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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 on your holiday in Coromandel, and find out what else Coromandel has to offer, use our Coromandel vacation builder website .
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  • One should avoid this road unless you are desperate to drive it. We went along this route not knowing how bad it was and how crazily the locals drive along it.  more »
  • I went to see the Kauri forest and waterfall. I think regardless of age because the trails are well maintained and easy to enjoy. There was equipment before entering the course, sat in the sole of his shoe to drop.
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  • drove this road just out cruising and come across this place out of deliverance ,strangest place indeed ,moss covered old cars lying about the place , signs saying dont feed the pigs ?? and they are e...  more »

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