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Welcome to Piopio, A Thriving Village Nestled Between The
World Famous Waitomo Caves and The Rugged Taranaki Coast


Kara Park

Original photo by Christine Henwood

Piopio Districts Museum
Snow Nicol and Max

Mangaotaki River Rocks

Explore our dramatic, picturesque landscapes and thriving community. The Piopio area has limestone formations, native bush, rugged hills, river valleys and rich, rolling farmland.

Eat at the Night Owl or the Fat Pigeon Cafe, or try locally made berry ice cream at the Piopio orchard. Explore scenic drives and day walks.

Waitomo is a top spot for adventure tourism. The Piopio district has several breathtakingly beautiful cycling routes on quiet country roads. Or try black water rafting, caving, and abseiling at the nearby Waitomo Caves and Village.

Community News ..>>


30th of January 2018
The opening of the Piopio Community Swimming Pool was in time for some sweltering temperatures. ...

Piopio College 2018 Lifts the Bar for Students

30th of January 2018
A FRESH START AT PIOPIO COLLEGE will welcome all students and as the Principal of Piopio ...

Museum memories brought to life

12th of December 2014
Museum memories brought to life
The history of the Piopio District has been captured in just a snapshot, after the Piopio Museum ...

Community Calendar ..>>

Jo Gallagher Exhibition - Mokau Museum

2nd March 2018 - 5th April 2018
Jo Gallagher Exhibition - Mokau Museum
Mokau Museum is set to feature a collection of artworks from Local Artist Jo ...

Aria Squash - Business House

16th March 2018 - 20th April 2018
BUSINESS HOUSE 6 week competition – 16 March, 23 March, 30 March, 6 ...

Tug of War Challenge

Saturday, 14th April 2018
Tug of War Challenge
Hosted by the Piopio Cosmopolitan Club, the challenge is set for local teams to ...

Family Feud 2018

Friday, 20th April 2018
Family Feud 2018
Support the Piopio Fire Brigade with this fundraiser for the Sky Tower ...

Stars in Your Eyes returns 2018

Saturday, 23rd June 2018
Stars in Your Eyes returns 2018
A night of entertainment and back by popular demand. Local talent present ...