You can find out more about the area at Pirongia Historic Visitor Centre, browse local paintings, prints, silk scarves and jewellery at Baffin Street Art Gallery or the Pirongia Art & Craft Gallery, or view fine woodwork at the Wood Turning Gallery. Highgate Country Garden is worth a visit, and for equine lovers, Pirongia Clydesdales allows you to see up close this unique breed. Pirongia Craft Day is a treasure trove (last sunday of every month).
Pirongia also boasts an 18 hole golf course and tennis courts for raising the heart rate, and in the village you’ll find a licenced hotel, cafes, garage (service station), and mini supermarket.
The famous Waitomo Caves are only 30 minutes south of Somersal B&B & are well worth the trip.