Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach

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.
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  • Loved this day trip we did on the Coromandel. A friend lives in the area and was aware to check the time of the tide so as to get a good amount of time on the beach / in the water. PACK A SPADE or you...  more »
  • Needs do be done 2 hours either side of low tide and does get quite busy so I would go earlier to get a good spot. Essentially dig where your feet feel hot! The water is super hot and it's worth havin...  more »
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