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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  • Coming from Wellington, we were interested to see how challenging this road was! We loved it. While windy and narrow at places we never felt like this road was dangerous, which other reviews have indi...  more »
  • We took the road because the other highway was closed due to a storm some time ago. The street is difficult if you are not used to this type of roads and the views are not much different to other (nor...  more »
  • Ok. So with a 5 week old and an 18month old I would NEVER had chosen this route. I was led by good old google maps and followed blindly on. We have a decent 4x4 car (4x4 not necessary) and we had such...  more »

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