The area to the west of Acacia Bay and Grandview is earmarked for extensive expansion as Taupo’s popularity, with permanent residents and holiday makers alike, continues to blossom. Acacia Bay is well served with a food shop/general store, quality restaurant/bar and a plant nursery. Additional shopping/food/liquor outlets are located at Nukuhau, 3 km from Acacia Bay.
Taupo is well equipped with a wide range of restaurants, bars, cinemas, supermarkets and shops etc, only 10 minutes drive from Grandview . Taupo is a tourist centre with many activities and facilities catering for every wish. It is world famous for its trout fishing and it is close to the Tongariro National Park where all manner of mountain activities are located, including skiing, tramping, climbing, rafting, flying etc.
Taupo caters for most adventure activities including jet boating, 4x4 motorbike riding, rafting, kayaking, jet skiing, sky diving, bungy jumping, horse trekking, parasailing, race car driving, mountain biking, abseiling etc as well as all types of trout fishing.
The many outback destinations and lodges around Taupo provide more isolated adventures within easy small plane or helicopter access.
Boating is hugely popular and simple to access with boat ramps plentiful around the lake and several charter companies operating a variety of craft.
Opportunities for family participation are everywhere with no shortage of things to do for all ages.