Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach

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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.
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  • We went around 30 minutes after low tide and the place was mobbed. Lots of people digging their own pools. We just walked along the waterline and dug our feet into the sand to feel the hot water, and ...  more »
  • Top. A beach to never forget... For a real beach lover maybe a too scanty beach. But that is not the case. Don't forget to take your kick along to the beach.
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