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One of New Zealand's most unusual beaches, Hot Water Beach gets its name from the underground hot springs that filter up through the sand here. In the four-hour low tide period, visitors to the beach dig into the sand to allow hot water to reach the surface and create their own thermal spa pools. Don't worry if you haven't brought a shovel--you can buy or rent one from the nearby surf shop. Please exercise caution at all times as the hot springs sit close to the sea and bathers can be caught unawares by large waves even at low tide. Use our Hot Water Beach trip itinerary builder app to add Hot Water Beach and other attractions to your Hot Water Beach vacation plans.
Tours To Hot Water Beach
Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $156
Duration: 11 hours
Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $239
Duration: 12 hours
Hot Water Beach Reviews
Most people flock to Hot Water Beach at low and mid-tides to dig their own thermal spas in the sand, but that was not of interest to us, so we came at high tide, just to see the beautiful beach. It..... more »
It’s with the either high or low tide that you can make a little hole in the sand that’ll fill with hot water and a bit of color water with the ocean. I can’t remember which it was high or low tide. more »
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