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


Early Morning near 8 -Mile Junction
Photography by Annie Jardine

Original photo by Christine Henwood

Mangaotaki Cliffs
Photo by Peter Denize

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.

Shop at Bellebirds boutique, eat at the Night Owl or the Fat Pigeon, 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 Waitomo Caves, further north towards Hamilton.

Community News ..>>

Piopio Christmas Parade

12th of January 2016
Piopio Christmas Parade
Rather dull weather failed to deter participants in yet another annual parade on Christmas Eve ...

Familiar face farewelled— following 20 year service

18th of December 2015
Familiar face farewelled— following 20 year service
The arrival of Principal Neil Brooks in June 1995, welcomed an eager and enthusiastic ...

Te Nehenehenui Tribal Kapa Haka Festiva

25th of September 2015
Te Nehenehenui Tribal Kapa Haka Festiva
Te Nehenehenui Tribal Kapa Haka Festival attracts hundreds of people of all ages to Piopio to ...

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Mairoa Hall Quiz Night

30th July 2016 - 2nd July 2016
Fundraising event for Mairoa Hall Doors open 7pm. 7 30pm start Dress up ...