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


Piopio Districts Museum
Snow Nicol and Max

Original photo by Christine Henwood

Kara Park

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 ..>>

Piopio Primary School Newsletters

30th of April 2015
There is always plenty going on at our local Piopio Primary School. To view the latest school ...

Piopio Christmas Parade 2018

1st of January 1970
Piopio Christmas Parade 2018
A few rain showers didn't stop the locals from turning out to the annual Piopio Christmas parade ...

2018 ANZAC Commemoration

22nd of May 2018
2018 ANZAC Commemoration
The 2018 ANZAC commemoration in Piopio was again a huge success thanks to great support from the ...

Community Calendar ..>>

The 'Muster' - Line dancing at Mairoa

23rd February 2019 - 24th February 2019
On the weekend of 23rd and 24th February Mairoa line dancers are holding their ...

Mokau - Mighty Mokau Bike Ride

Sunday, 24th February 2019
For full information see the poster below.