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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

Kara Park

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 ..>>

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 ...

Success for local riders at New Zealand Pony Club Championships

23rd of May 2018
Success for local riders at New Zealand Pony Club Championships
A first for Piopio, Jenny Bevege achieved the ultimate in Pony Club competition in winning the ...