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.
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  • Our son who lives in Whitianga took us out to see the pigs part way along the 309 Rd. There are hundreds of them! All sizes. Well worth it to stop and see them. And some old relics of vehicles in...  more »
  • There are no signs on the Coromandel to Thames road to indicate that these wonderful attractions are here. The road is not brilliant so we were wondering if we were on the right road. However the...  more »

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