Story: King Country region

Mangapōhue Natural Bridge, 2011

Mangapōhue Natural Bridge, 2011

The Mangapōhue Natural Bridge is a fascinating geological feature west of the Waitomo Caves, near Piripiri. It is a 17-metre-high limestone arch and a surviving remnant of a once-underground cave system. The limestone is studded with fossilised oysters. A Department of Conservation track goes directly under the bridge.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Tourism, recreation and sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015