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The 309 Road

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309 Road Between Whitianga to Coromandel, Coromandel, New Zealand
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Nice Drive

This scenic drive is almost completely sealed now and very easy for any vehicle. Not recommended... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter G
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Havelock
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gravel road!

Its a really nice place to drive for a day, I was worried the gravel road would break my car but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WanderLady28
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Japan
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“gravel road” (25 reviews)
“kauri grove” (29 reviews)
“castle rock” (8 reviews)
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309 Road Between Whitianga to Coromandel, Coromandel, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This scenic drive is almost completely sealed now and very easy for any vehicle. Not recommended for caravans but doable. Some nice views. Watch out for piggies crossing the road at western end.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a really nice place to drive for a day, I was worried the gravel road would break my car but nah, it was all good. Lesson learned: normal can do gravel roads Its a road with many activities along the way, some are free...More

Thank WanderLady28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the road that travels diagonally from Coromandel town, across to south of Whitianga. it is gravel for most of the way. Four wheel drive would be preferred but not required. See Stu and the wild pigs, Waiau Falls, Kauri trees, Water Works, and...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

this road is not for the faint hearted, and i wouldnt take a vehicle to big along it. But its where the Water Works are and the pigs, where you can stop, talk to the fellow who lives there and even hold the pigglets, was...More

Thank SHERYL407
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A good day out, with the quirky Waterworks, the kauri grove (10 minute easy walk), the crazy pigs, and the climb up the giant (<1 hour, vertical in places & requiring agility). If there has been recent rain check that the road is open, and...More

Thank Lovetravel02
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I took the road after some rain which made it at times slightly challenging but not too bad. I went from Whitianga to Coromandel town taking the 309 and went back to Tairua on the 25. It was a nice scenic route - the pigs...More

Thank Esther S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Feeding the pigs was good fun, watch out the get hungry. They are not threating and don't mind a good pat.

Thank Adam E
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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 so its a careful...More

Thank JoEastMidlands
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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 are...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We came upon this by accident and happy we did. Overall condition but with some exciting twists and turns. The pig crossing was a highlight. And yes waterfall spots...very pretty. Nice adventure.

Thank Dan Q
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hilda b
stus pig farm price and how far from tokoroa
13 August 2016|
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Response from bwucee |
No price, just an alternate lifestyle who runs a large group of kuni kuni pigs. About 2-3 hrs from Tokoroa. You need to go to the Coromandel area as a destination, great place
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