Read details...

Introduction

Mangapohue Natural Bridge is highlight on the scenic drive from Waitomo Village to Marokopa.

Track overview

700 m loop

Walking and tramping

20 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Mangapohue Natural Bridge is a highlight on the scenic drive from Waitomo Village to Marokopa. The 5 min track to the left is pushchair-friendly and follows a boardwalk through an impressive limestone gorge that brings you underneath a natural bridge.

Track to Mangapohue Natural Bridge.
Track to Mangapohue 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 about 15 min 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.

Getting there

25 km from Waitomo Village on Te Anga Rd.

Contacts

Te Kuiti Office
Phone:      +64 7 878 1050
Email:   tekuiti@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Back to top