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


Kara Park

Original photo by Christine Henwood

Early Morning near 8 -Mile Junction
Photography by Annie Jardine

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.

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 ..>>

Piopio & Districts Charitable Trust open applications for grants

28th of July 2017
Applications for grants for individuals and groups/organisations are now open. The application ...

Piopio ANZAC Commemoration

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

Volunteers back bone of our community

8th of December 2016
Volunteers back bone of our community
Local volunteers are the backbone of this community and it is timely to see such recognition of all ...

Community Calendar ..>>

Mahoenui Pig Hunt Competition 2017

7th September 2017 - 9th September 2017
Mahoenui Pig Hunt Competition 2017
Mark this 10th anniversary for the Mahoenui Hall Annual Pig Hunt ...

Aria Toy Library presents a Laura Taylor Photo shoot fundraiser

Friday, 15th September 2017
The Aria Toy Library is very lucky to have the support of Laura Taylor ...