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The 309 Road

309 Road Between Whitianga to Coromandel, Coromandel, New Zealand
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Awesome road trip

This road is a must, takes you through some beautiful locations and the pig patting was funny loved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AlleyNZ
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Wow what an experience

Be careful taking this road it starts off Tarmac and then for the majority it is gravel and when... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
applegate69
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Bath, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“gravel road” (26 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 1 week ago via mobile

This road is a must, takes you through some beautiful locations and the pig patting was funny loved the piglets 🐷

Thank AlleyNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be careful taking this road it starts off Tarmac and then for the majority it is gravel and when wet is very slippy and very muddy, it does cut a lot of distance off the journey compared to the main road and there are some...More

Thank applegate69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I drove back to Whitianga via this road. The pigs were great and very friendly and you can pat the pigs. There's a lovely waterfall on the road too which is a 50m walk to a good advantage point. The road is slippery in the...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed the drive from Coromandel to Whiting even though we had a few showers of rain along the way. There were quite a few places to stop along the way. Stopping to feed the pigs and a visit to Waterworks were...More

Thank Alastair B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unsurfaced forest road, a bit dusty and rough in places, but a beautiful picturesque drive. I have heard it said that it's not suitable for the faint hearted, but not a problem if you can actually drive!

2  Thank NorEastCoaster
Reviewed June 21, 2017 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.

1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed June 14, 2017 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

1  Thank WanderLady28
Reviewed May 23, 2017

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

1  Thank Wendy and Albie N
Reviewed April 29, 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

1  Thank SHERYL407
Reviewed April 26, 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

1  Thank Lovetravel02
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hilda b
August 13, 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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