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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  • Feeding the pigs was good fun, watch out the get hungry. They are not threating and don't mind a good pat.  more »
  • The road is in good condition - it is winding and you need to be careful in wet weather and be mindful of small landslips that can scatter rubble on the road - but we had no issues. Corners are tight ...  more »
  • If you are out this way this is well worth a stop and a look! Where else do you get to pet and feed tiny wild pigs! Just remember to bring lots of food as there are pigs all over the place and they ar...  more »