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Avo of goodness: 3 Hour Chilled out Sail
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Avo of goodness: 3 Hour Chilled out Sail

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Our afternoon trip departs the beach at 1:45pm and returns at 4:45pm. <br><br>Plan to sail around the beautiful coastline on Fully Charged and visit local iconic locations, setting anchor for half an hour at Cathedral Cove. Either relax on the boat, or have a swim or snorkel in the marine reserve with the amazing fish life. <br><br>Your trip includes a complementary chilled local beer or New Zealand wine along with some smoked local seafood.<br><br>Every trip is different. Help to sail or sit back on our comfy beanbags, soak up the scenery and relax.<br><br>Using wind power as opposed to engines and fuel allows us to take guests out with minimal impact on the environment.
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Sarah A wrote a review Feb 2021
London, United Kingdom24 contributions13 helpful votes
The waterfalls are a short easy walk from the road and definitely bring your togs on a hot day. The Kauri Grove walk is about 600m up the road and a lovely walk with a round trip of just under 30mins. The trees are majestic and well worth the visit. You drive past the wild pig farm on the way in but unfortunately we think the pigs were all sleeping that day as we only saw a couple.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Acineto wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand15,997 contributions614 helpful votes
We came through the road to get to the Waiau falls. One the way we passed an area where there were pigs roaming free. Jeep and eye out for the sign as well as the pigs along the road. We also passed by Waterworks to get to the falls. The road itself was mostly gravel. There were a few areas which were sealed but it was mostly unsealed.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Crayeater wrote a review Jan 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand46 contributions29 helpful votes
This is an amazing and enjoyable road which is unsealed and not really suitable for inexperienced drivers towing a boat, trailer, or driving a camper van. I was surprised to find it the recommended route on Google maps when the sealed Wangapoua/Coromandel road is just as scenic, much safer, and easier road for larger vehicles. There are warning signs that the 309 road is unsealed and narrow at both ends, but there was no similar warning on Google and I wonder how many people don't recognise the difference between the two roads. I loved my 309 trip as an ex Coro local that had not been home for many years, okay maybe decades. It was a great trip down memory lane but I really couldn't recommend it for all vehicles.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Realbluntus wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand36 contributions35 helpful votes
We decided to explore this route on our last day and we had a ball. Reasonable road surface, despite not being sealed. Well worth the trip for. Whitianga to Coromandel, or vice versa.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Tracey J wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand61 contributions4 helpful votes
We ended up taking this road as it's where our GPS told us to go lol but glad we did as there's a beautiful waterfall you can swim at on the way, a random waterworks park and lots of pigs just hanging out at their owners place - be careful though as they're not bothered by the vehicles so will walk out on the road infront of you. Some sections of the road are quite narrow so it's quite scary when another vehicle is coming towards you especially when they are more on your side of the road than theres.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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