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Pirongia is a little village about 30 minutes drive south of Hamilton, in southern Waikato, in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located at the base of Mount Pirongia. There is a little info centre in town that will give you hiking info and where to go.

Get in[edit]

Pirongia is about 30 km south of Hamilton and 12 km west of Te Awamutu, off State Highway 3 as it runs south from Hamilton to Otorohanga. For a more direct trip, get off the highways and take the country roads through Temple View and see the Mormon Temple in this area.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Te Awamutu Museum, 135 Roche Street, Te Awamutu (12km east). M–F 10AM-4PM, Sa 10AM-2PM. free.


Native bush in Pirongia Forest


There is a pub that serves food and a couple of cafes.



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