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


Kara Park

Early Morning near 8 -Mile Junction
Photography by Annie Jardine

Original photo by Christine Henwood

Mangaotaki Cliffs
Photo by Peter Denize

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 ..>>

Waitomo Citizenship of the year

13th of July 2016
Waitomo Citizenship of the year
Waitomo Citizenship of the year award was a surprise to Piopio resident Sheryl Johnson. Nominated ...

International Equestrian opportunity for local rider

13th of July 2016
Soon to be International Equestrian rider Stormy Harris will join the New Zealand pony club team, ...

Piopio College student successes

13th of July 2016
Piopio College student successes
Tino pai to mahi, whakamihi and congratulations to: Stormy Harris for being selected to represent ...

Community Calendar ..>>

Mairoa Hall Quiz Night

30th July 2016 - 31st July 2016
Quiz night Gather your teams and support the Mairoa Hall committee. Dress ...

Aria School Presents - "Pirates of the Curry Bean"

Thursday, 25th August 2016
Aria School's annual production. always entertaining and a must ...

Garden Party

Saturday, 19th November 2016
To be hosted by Waitanguru & District Rural Women and Waipa-King Country Area ...