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This world famous beach at the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula contains two volcanic hot water springs that keep the water heated.
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Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is always fun to head on down to Hot Water Beach, armed with a spade, to dig your own private hot pool at low tide! In fact, it’s even better to go on down and commandeer a deserted hot pool, that someone else busted...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Greg W
Reviewed 3 days ago

A small section of this beach has an amazing experience, near rocks a few hundred yards from The car park. It is easy to spot where, as there are many people in the section! You need to take a spade to dig, and preferably a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mrs Carol G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very cool beach you won't find anywhere else! We stayed at the Top 10 nearby and it was a 5 min walk to the beach. 2hrs before and after low tide is when you should aim to go, but definitely go earlier...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ykk87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was ok Needed clearer instructions at the beach Need to go halfway down the beach near the rocks to get the hot water Don’t forget your spade/shovel!!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mischelle G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole beach doesn't exude hot water. It's just one section, near some rocks that are behind the beach. Super fun and interesting thing to see and do.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AlfaJudy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant experience bathing in hot water pools on the beach. Dig yourself a hole and step in. It's hotter than running a bath, great fun.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank HunterAndrea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I looked up the tides and planned our trip to Hot Water beach. It was great fun. When we arrived the beach was full of bathers in sand tubs. We found an abandoned sand tub and spent the next hour or two...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Superbtrips
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there not knowing to expect and some locals helped us out and as we were digging invited us to join them in their pool. Great atmosphere but it can get crowded even in the off season. We stayed a couple hours and relaxed...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot but water we had to wade through was still freezing. Would definitely go again. But we'd be better prepared next time. Spade is a must. Just a kids beach spade will do.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ukelass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must do! We arrived just before low tide on a windy, cold, rainy morning in October. There were a couple of people established in their tubs. We started to dig - first spot too hot. Then a little further away - too cool. 3rd...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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February 6, 2019|
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Response from ThatTallLass | Reviewed this property |
If you have a tight schedule I honestly wouldn't include Hot Water Beach. The idea that you can dig your own little hot pool is cool, but be aware that the area where you can do this is actually quite small. Me and my... More
January 13, 2019|
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Response from LoreneF777 | Reviewed this property |
It changes every day. Search online for low tide at hot water beach and the date you'd like to go. 2 hours before or after are perfect. if you go in the second 2 hours you can often take over an already dug hole. ;)
January 13, 2019|
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Response from readysteadyteddy | Reviewed this property |
Google 'New Zealand Hot Water Beach Tides'. We went early, 3 hours before low tide. There were people already at the hot spots and it just went on getting busier (and cooler as the hot water was spread around further).