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 and other attractions in Coromandel, use our Coromandel trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is the road that travels diagonally from Coromandel town, across to south of Whitianga. it is gravel for most of the way. Four wheel drive would be preferred but not required. See Stu and the wil...  more »
  • this road is not for the faint hearted, and i wouldnt take a vehicle to big along it. But its where the Water Works are and the pigs, where you can stop, talk to the fellow who lives there and even ho...  more »
  • A good day out, with the quirky Waterworks, the kauri grove (10 minute easy walk), the crazy pigs, and the climb up the giant (<1 hour, vertical in places & requiring agility). If there has been recen...  more »