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


Mangaotaki River Rocks

Piopio Districts Museum
Snow Nicol and Max

Kara Park

Original photo by Christine Henwood

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 ...