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Mangapohue Natural Bridge

Mangapohue Natural Bridge, 2705 Te Anga Rd, Waikato 3988 New Zealand

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  • No Wifi
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“Walk through an impressive limestone gorge that passes underneath a 17 m high natural arch.”

Mangapohue Natural Bridge is a highlight on the scenic drive from Waitomo Village to Marokopa. The track is pushchair-friendly and follows a boardwalk through an impressive limestone gorge that takes you underneath a natural bridge.

The 17 m high limestone arch, which spans the Mangapohue Stream, is all that remains of an ancient cave system. From here the track becomes stepped and passes under the bridge giving a superb view of the ceiling studded with stalactite-like formations and an excellent view back down the gorge.

The track continues for over farmland. Follow the marker posts around to the right and up the hill where you can see 25 million year old fossilised oysters exposed in the limestone outcrops. Follow the marker posts until you cross a stile back into the reserve heading back to the car park.

Combine this walk with Piripiri Cave Walk and Marokopa Falls Walk on a scenic drive from Waitomo to Marokopa.

Getting there

The track starts on Te Anga Road, 25 km from Waitomo Village.

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Mangapohue Natural Bridge

Mangapohue Natural Bridge, 2705 Te Anga Rd
Waikato
3988 New Zealand

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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