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


Kara Park

Mangaotaki River Rocks

Original photo by Christine Henwood

Piopio Districts Museum
Snow Nicol and Max

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 ..>>

Further Success for Piopio Riders

14th of March 2019
Further Success for Piopio Riders
Te Kuiti and Districts Pony Club rode to historical success placing third overall out of 27 teams ...

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 ...

Community Calendar ..>>

Bone Carving in Mokau

19th April 2019 - 22nd April 2019
Bone Carving in Mokau
What’s the buzz at Mokau this Easter weekend? Starting Friday night 19th ...

Mokau Pop Up Craft Market

19th April 2019 - 22nd April 2019
In conjunction with Bone Carving Mokau pop-up craft market,will be in full ...

Piopio ANZAC Commemoration

Thursday, 25th April 2019
Piopio ANZAC Commemoration
Parade 11am Please assemble at 10.45am on Moa Street outside the St Johns’ ...

Mairoa Linedancer's Social

Saturday, 4th May 2019
Annual linedance social. Theme "Denim and Diamonds" Cost is $7. A plate for ...