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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

Kara Park

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 ..>>


30th of January 2018
The opening of the Piopio Community Swimming Pool was in time for some sweltering temperatures. ...

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 ...

Piopio ANZAC Commemoration

2nd of May 2017
Piopio ANZAC Commemoration
Piopio and district residents turned out in brilliant sunshine for the annual ANZAC commemoration ...

Community Calendar ..>>

Mighty Mokau Trail Ride 2018

25th February 2018 - 25th February 2018
Mighty Mokau Trail Ride 2018
Sunday 25th February 2018 “Additional Loops” Where: Awakino at Piri Piri ...

Jo Gallagher Exhibition - Mokau Museum

2nd March 2018 - 5th April 2018
Jo Gallagher Exhibition - Mokau Museum
Mokau Museum is set to feature a collection of artworks from Local Artist Jo ...

Aria Squash Tournament

Saturday, 10th March 2018
Saturday 10th March.    No experience needed, 3 short games in one day, ...

Aria Squash - Business House

16th March 2018 - 20th April 2018
BUSINESS HOUSE 6 week competition – 16 March, 23 March, 30 March, 6 ...