Mangapohue Natural Bridge, Waitomo Caves
(4.7/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Waitomo Caves itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Waitomo Caves

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Waitomo Caves by other users

8 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALTA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM CANADA February, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The loop through the gorge underneath the natural bridge is pretty nice. The bridge itself is pretty much a big junk of rocks and you cant actually cross it. Still nice to go there though 
  • Nice 20 minute walk which we did in the recommendation of our B&B hosts, was a nice walk and quite interesting, certainly worth doing if you're in the area! 
  • There was a little rain, but this is a great hike along the river before or after seeing the Waitomo caves. 
Google
  • 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