The 309 Road is a famous 22-kilometre gravel road that connects Coromandel and Whitianga. There are three theories about how it got its name: one is that there are 309 bends in the Road, second, is that a horse drawn carriage coaches took 309 minutes to travel it and third, is the height at the top of the hill, 309 metres.
Stories aside, spectacular scenery showcasing New Zealand’s natural beauty awaits you. The 309 is not just a road; it has a full day of activities and is well worth visiting.
Take the Road less travelled and discover the fun in paradise.