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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  • experience the wild boar herd, followed by waterworks which is so friendly and quirky, beautiful waterfall to swim in, great trip 
  • We just came along this road today. It sprayed yet it was not difficult to drive along this Road. But, be prepared when driving on the unpaved portion, specially it it is wet. And, expect oncoming tra...  more »
  • Proceed with caution is announced! Extreme curves closely and pebbles! Just a drive through dense forest. 1/2 way, whole herd can pigs on the street opposite with many boys! Fun experience! It had imagined worse! Easily passable in dry weather and slower driving! You should like curves! A honey dealer is well on the road and a fun Park! In any case, it is the fastest Verbubdubd to traverse the Coromandel peninsula! The aim of our day today was Cathedral Cove!
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