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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  • August 3, 2017
    Through the jungle by a pig farm, just worth seeing! Some only gravel road. Waterfalls and Kauri forest.
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  • August 1, 2017
    An amazing road to take take your time on and relax and enjoy the scenery and see the pigs on the way  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Easy to see heaps of wild pigs on the road. Some pretty disgusting properties that you just want to keep driving past. Good short cut across the top.  more »

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