Hot Water Beach

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Hot Water Beach
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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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Kim S
Tauranga, New Zealand505 contributions
Winter dig on the holes not
May 2021 • Solo
It was a cold and windy day and the tide hifh so I didn't dig a hole as didn't feel like getting undressed. You do need to dig with everyone else as only a couple of veins.

But at the moment without overseas tourists it's actually not too bad. Photos attached. Find the rock find the holes.
Written 14 May 2021
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Anthony G
Wellington, New Zealand1,091 contributions
Unique Experience, don’t forget your spade!
Oct 2020 • Family
If you’re in the Coromandel on holiday you’ll defiantly want to check out hot water beach. We got our timing wrong and turned up when everyone else had already arrived so couldn’t get a good spot. My advise,

1. Get your shovel
2. Arrive early prior to high tide so you can get a good spot
3. You’ll see the general area, look for the big rock just below the water line and line yourself up, you’ll be bang on position
4. Dig a big hole and sit in it

It’s a good laugh and you’ll be fighting off the pool vultures that have arrived late and want to share yours!
Written 10 April 2021
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Jason D
Greytown, New Zealand47 contributions
Hectic but fun!
Feb 2021 • Family
An easy drive from Whitianga. We got there approx one hour before low tide at midday. Not too many people, not like how I've heard it gets. We found a good source of hot water and got digging!
Written 14 February 2021
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983jeu
Wellington, New Zealand17 contributions
Great family fun
Jan 2021
4th time visiting, absolutely love this classic kiwi beach. Always so much fun as you did your own hole. Water is so warm! However I would definitely recommend not going on a very busy day and also make sure you go at the right time with the tides.
Written 31 January 2021
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Amber P
Christchurch, New Zealand113 contributions
Not what we were expecting
Jan 2021 • Family
Was very busy and the hot water is only in two small parts of the beach. Certainly overrated considering what I was expecting from talking to people. It was so busy there were people standing in the water with spades reserving spots for when the tide went out more.

Probably better outside of school holidays when it's not so busy.
Written 19 January 2021
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Bluey P
11 contributions
Hot Water Beach, super crowded.
Jan 2021 • Family
We visited HWB on a Tuesday afternoon in the school holidays, it was packed full of people having a great time. Well worth the visit, just remember it may be busy.
Written 12 January 2021
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Bladesman09
Auckland Central, New Zealand60 contributions
Must Do!
Dec 2020 • Couples
Myself and partner headed to the beach for 7:45 am prior to low tide. We didn’t have a shovel but just borrowed one from other people who had finished digging (you can rent them from the lifeguard). We dug our hole for 20 mins or so and hopped in and enjoyed the warm water for a few hours. Incredible experience and one I will never forget. It’s a must try!
Written 29 December 2020
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Amy G
North Island, New Zealand33 contributions
Great place on a miserable day
Oct 2020 • Family
We visited Hahei in October and Hot water beach was just a short drive away. We had two gloomy, wet, cold, windy days and what better place to be that your own hot pool. Find out when low tide is and head along any time 2 hours before, on the turn of the tide, up to 2 hours after so you have around a 4 hour window. We stayed about an hour. We parked in the parking lot closest to the beach (parking ticket machines are seized up but we left a couple of $$). Armed with towels, a bucket and a spade we walked the short way. You do need to wade through an ankle deep cold water stream. Our kids wore wet suits. We just wore togs with warm clothes over - a jacket or warm sweatshirt is good for the walk back, we also wore beanies as there was a cold wind. A couple of minutes walk found us at the right spot in front of the rocks. Around 4-5 other groups were already there. It wasn't at all busy. Dig your hole and have a stream of cold water and hot water coming in to get the right temp. It's quite fun especially if you have someone in your group on digging duty while you relax!! The bucket we filled with cold water from the sea to splash in when it got a bit hot but it's not necessary as you can dig a little stream from the sea to let in the cold water.
Written 11 November 2020
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Kayla
Palmerston North, New Zealand31 contributions
Very cool
Oct 2020 • Family
It’s very cool being able to dig into the sand to get the water however the water is literally boiling hot! You can’t sit in it or else you get burnt! Also very crowded and lots of people. A nice beach for swimming tho.
Written 4 October 2020
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Brittany
Sevierville, TN122 contributions
Lackluster
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were so interested in taking a detour to Hot Water Beach and digging our own spot. Unfortunately we were not there at the right time, and the beach itself was just sand and water. Fairly abandoned. Much prettier beaches to visit in my opinion!
Written 6 September 2020
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