Mangapohue Natural Bridge, Waitomo Caves
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Stand in awe at the geological history of Waikato at Mangapohue Natural Bridge, a 17 m (56 ft) limestone arch that crosses Mangapohue Stream. The last remnant of an ancient cave system, the bridge makes up part of a mighty gorge and is decorated with impressive stalactite rock formations. Easily accessible even for those with infants in strollers, a well-maintained trail leads you to the mouth of the bridge and continues along the gorge and out into pristine farmland. Arrange to visit Mangapohue Natural Bridge and other attractions in Waitomo Caves using our Waitomo Caves vacation builder.
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  • About a 15-20 minute (easy way), flat, well kept footpath leads through a kind of ravine up to the bridge of the nature. Only at the end, can you even a little closer to the bridge over stairs and run down through, but must not be. The closer the bridge there are some panels that show the development. When you're in Waitomo necessarily make! Away with the car to the bridge (connect best with the waterfalls) by Waitomo from about Serpentine approximately 35-50 min.
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  • An unexpected surprise 25 km from Waitomo on the Te Anga road. You would not expect to find this treasure from just looking at the entrance. We walked along the limestone gorge with its rushing stream...  more »
  • Interesting – a short walk from the road past a picnic spot and along a well-made wooden walkway to what was a cave that has now collapsed leaving only a section of the roof in place – informative sig...  more »
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  • Super easy to reach and enjoyable short loop track. The trail itself as well as the arches are just stunning. You don't expect that. Don't get fooled by the pictures. It's definitely worth a visit in the elsewise busy touristic waitomo area.
  • An easy 5 minute walk from the carpark, with a few steps. The walk is well worth it as the bridge is impressive, with sheer walls and a small stream below. If you've come this far, make sure you continue on down the road to Marokopa Falls
  • Amazing smells along a lush track
  • Lovely piece of nz.
  • Very easy walk must do while in waitomo