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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 boyfriend went on a weekday in October, so not even peak season, and there were a lot of people there in the hot water area so not enough room for us to dig our own pool. The further away you have to go from the "Danger Hot Water" sign, the deeper you have to dig to actually get the hot water, and by about 10m away from the sign the water is just cold.
If you're not doing anything else on the Coromandel Peninsula then I wouldn't say it's worth the time it takes out of your schedule to drive up to HWB.
Hope you have a great time whatever you decide! :)
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. ;)
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).