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The 309 Road

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309 Road Between Whitianga to Coromandel, Coromandel, New Zealand
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A bit hairy

Coming back to Coromandel Town late afternoon we took this road to reduce the time it takes to go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Graham B
via mobile
Take Your Time

Drive through the real Coromandel. Plenty of dirt road and not a speed track. Couple of interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelvin O
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Paengaroa, New Zealand
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“gravel road” (30 reviews)
“kauri trees” (27 reviews)
“wild pigs” (16 reviews)
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309 Road Between Whitianga to Coromandel, Coromandel, New Zealand
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"gravel road"
in 30 reviews
"kauri trees"
in 27 reviews
"wild pigs"
in 16 reviews
"castle rock"
in 8 reviews
"waiau falls"
in 16 reviews
"great drive"
in 8 reviews
"coromandel town"
in 19 reviews
"hire car"
in 7 reviews
"driving skills"
in 4 reviews
"oncoming traffic"
in 4 reviews
"take your time"
in 10 reviews
"short cut"
in 5 reviews
"twists and turns"
in 4 reviews
"nice road"
in 3 reviews
"interesting drive"
in 3 reviews
"old cars"
in 3 reviews
"opposite direction"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming back to Coromandel Town late afternoon we took this road to reduce the time it takes to go around the top of the peninsula. It was just sunset so was dusk when we joined the road. The first bit was fine, then suddenly the...More

Thank Graham B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive through the real Coromandel. Plenty of dirt road and not a speed track. Couple of interesting stops along the way AND don't cut corners

Thank Kelvin O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the most part this road is unsealed and very narrow, and should be driven with extreme caution. On the corromandel Town end there is a stop to see a nice water fall and another nature walk plus an activity park. All of these are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only travelled about half way down this road from coromanel town side, to the waterfall and Kaurai trees walk, in a camper and found the road fine. Made enjoyable by comming across Stu's pigs we had a chat with the brothers who are very...More

Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We were lured by our fellow passenger ( a Kiwi of long standing!) into taking the 309 as a short-cut on our drive from Flaxmill Bay to Coromandel Town.The road is mainly gravel (i.e. metal, in NZ terminology), quite narrow in places, with many sharp...More

Thank Sydney B
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

The road is billed as very scenic. We were too busy looking for hazards to notice! Not recommended in its current state of repair. The alternative route is a smooth surface with great views though steep and windy.

Thank Pdunchob
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

All modes of transport use this road - from our small Toyota Vitz to rather large delivery trucks. Take care!

Thank DADD23
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The wild pigs were adorable!! The little pigs were my favourite. The farm is right off the road, so no walking is really needed. The owner was really nice too. The road itself isn’t that bad, 60% is gravel and 40% is paved. It was...More

Thank Cristian P
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Not a road to drive just for pleasure. But the alternative to the destination was a very long was around, so I shut my eyes and let my husband drive - with some caustic and frightened comments from me on the way. The road is...More

Thank ringthebells2
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Just did the 309 last week and stopped at the pig farm for the fourth time in about 15yrs. The 309 road is beautiful with scenic hikes and swimming holes and a stop at the honey place is a must. The pig farm was never...More

Thank Sue A
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lamaha2018
31 March 2018|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
No chance to buy one that I saw all semi wild
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conandkids
15 October 2017|
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Response from Mark E | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes its gravel. I would check the insurance policy again jnust in case. From Coromandel end its niot that far in. The pigs are all over the road so be careful. I would also suggest lunch at the Mussel Kitchen which is... More
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hilda b
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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