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


Original photo by Christine Henwood

Mangaotaki River Rocks

Piopio Districts Museum
Snow Nicol and Max

Kara Park

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.

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Piopio & Districts Charitable Trust grants

1st of August 2018
Applications for grants for individuals and groups/organisations are now open. The application ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Rural Roundup Relay

Saturday, 13th October 2018
Rural Roundup Relay
Local Entertainment at it's best. 5 Rounds of Rural Challenges. Team and ...