Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Places

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The 309 Road

Getting Here and Around

Although named for a journey that used to take 309 minutes, the 309 Road is now the shortest route between Coromandel and Whitianga; it cuts right across the peninsula. The mostly unpaved road is winding and narrow and takes 35-40 minutes to cross. If you are traveling in a camper van, it's best to leave early in the morning to avoid traffic. If you end up behind one, be patient. The surrounding landscape alternates between farmland, pine trees, and native forest, with numerous reasons to stop along the way. Look for the 309 Road brochure at visitor information centers.

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