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


Mangaotaki Cliffs
Photo by Peter Denize

Early Morning near 8 -Mile Junction
Photography by Annie Jardine

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.

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 ...

Community Calendar ..>>

Piopio Rugby Club

Saturday, 28th May 2016
Piopio vs Bush United

Aria Squash Club (Interclub)

Tuesday, 31st May 2016
Aria Men v Hamilton 4

Piopio Rugby Club

Saturday, 4th June 2016
Piopio vs Tongariro

Aria Squash Club (Interclub)

Tuesday, 7th June 2016
Aria Men v Cambridge F

Piopios' Rural Roundup Relay

Saturday, 18th June 2016
Piopio Primary PTA fundraiser June 18th 2016, doors open 6.30pm Cash ...

Mairoa Hall Quizz Night

Saturday, 30th July 2016
Fundraising event for Mairoa hall, team sizes and entry fee TBC