Acacia Bay Track

Acacia Bay Track

Lake Taupo


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Time: Depends on route taken

The time for this walk varies depending on the route taken.

Follow SH 1 north across the Control Gates, turn left onto Norman Smith Street, then left into Acacia Bay Road. Turn left into Te Kopua Street and park at the end of the cul-de-sac. Walk through patches of native bush to the lake shore then up to the reserve again. Veer right and wander through native bush until the track climbs steeply to Acacia Bay Road. The walk follows the lakeshore and is marked with Scenic Walk signs. The beach walk is also accessible from other points along Acacia Bay Road and can be linked with Little Acacia Bay Walk


Feature Value Info


DOC Central North Island

Central government organisation


North IslandTaupo RegionTaupo


  • Walking
  • Free


Lisa's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

Nice place to have a picnic close to the city but right by the lake.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Laura Pleumeekers


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Tim Clark

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Another great spot for wild swimming.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Cymen Crick

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