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Address: 309 Road Between Whitianga to Coromandel, Coromandel, New Zealand

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Nice scenery

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Esther S
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 avoid doing the giant if wet.

Thank Lovetravel02
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 definitely were a surprise. Also the waterfall was nice. Definitely a good alternative to going... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
East Midlands
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78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 not speedy drive.

Thank JoEastMidlands
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 not shy ;)

Thank Kim H
Sudbury, Canada
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Newtown, Mid Wales
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Due to a weather bomb which descended on Coromandel on the day we were due to drive to Rotorua, which left floods, landslides and trees down all along the road we were due to take, we were informed by a very helpful man in the tourist office in Tairua that if our nerves could stand it we could try going... More 

Thank Alan H
Perth, Australia
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had heard a lot of comments about the road and were almost a bit concerned about taking the trek to Coromandel from Tairua with our hire car despite being fairly experienced off road drivers. In the end we did and were a bit surprised by the exaggeration afforded the road. I can understand it in some ways though as... More 

Thank TrialRun
London, Canada
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous forest scenery, driver needs nerves of steel, lots of hair pin turns. Go slow, let others pass you.

Thank Laura J
Hyderabad, India
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49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Gravel road most of the way. Narrow and winding. The shortest route between Mercury Bay's Whitianga and the Hauraki Gulf's Coromandel township. Takes you through dense bushland and amazing sights. Stop at the 309 Honey for honey and associated products. Go past or stop to feed the pigs. All in all an amazing ride.

Thank radsvijay

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