The 309 Road, Coromandel
(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.
Create a full Coromandel itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Coromandel

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Coromandel by other users

20 days in New Zealand & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Coromandel BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Coromandel BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Coromandel BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Coromandel BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Coromandel BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in North Island BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Coromandel BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in North Island BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Some cool places to check out on this road. Very interesting - a must do. A very windy road though. Fun 
  • Very exiting ride indeed. Part of the gravel road is washed down by heavy rains and is extremely narrow. You can fall 100 meters down if you are not careful. Amazing views from the top of the hill. En...  more »
  • Nice little dirt road seeing Stuart and his pigs. We took some bread which the pigs loved and you have a chance to hold the piglets