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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  • This is only a short stop but so worth it. Day or night. We have called here previously at night and seen an amazing glow worm display. I think maybe glow worms are a lot more impressive when there ha...  more »
  • If you go to the Glow Worm attraction take a short drive to and interesting natural bridge overlooking deep gorges 
  • A short hike and peaceful place to visit. Well worth the time if you go to the glowworm caves.Winding half hour drive from Waitomo, but if you have the time, go for it. 
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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