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Hot Water Beach

Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“low tide” (371 reviews)
“your feet” (69 reviews)
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Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
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"low tide"
in 371 reviews
"your feet"
in 69 reviews
"unique experience"
in 68 reviews
"tide times"
in 29 reviews
"two hours"
in 38 reviews
"car park"
in 63 reviews
"natural spa"
in 10 reviews
"geothermal activity"
in 10 reviews
"great fun"
in 38 reviews
"new zealand"
in 52 reviews
"holiday park"
in 16 reviews
"north island"
in 20 reviews
"digging holes"
in 23 reviews
"cathedral cove"
in 30 reviews
"natural phenomenon"
in 11 reviews
"steam rising"
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"ocean waves"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This beach is a fun stop that is easy to find. The waves at this beach were kind of rough when we visited, not the best for little kids to go in to far but still fun to jump over the waves. The waves make...More

Thank beentie
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Get there well before low tide -- we were there an hour before and all the good places to dig were taken. The Danger: Hot Water Sign is no joke! Some couple took pity on me and my husband walking back and forth, looking forlorn...More

Thank Theresa D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hot Water Beach is fun for all ages! After reading reviews I wasn’t really sure what to expect but upon going to HWB I realized that whatever amount of involvement you wanted to invest is just fine. Some people walk out there and just dig...More

Thank XTine L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The beach is beautiful and there is a life guard on duty during low tide. There is some free parking on the verge but I doubt people are really supposed to park there. The lot is paid. There's a beautiful short walk through the trees...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The beach is nice, the area is nice. the spring water is very hot. We preffered Te puia springs in Kawhia. quiet spot, slightly cooler water. less crowds and stayed at a lovely little beach-side holiday park.

Thank touringteam2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with our friends with spades in hand. When we arrived already quite afew people there and lots of “Spa’s” dug. Found a spot to start digging and lucky for you some were leaving so had their “spa”. Need to be careful as many spots...More

Thank Joanne p
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked nearby. And walked out onto the beach. It’s best at low tide. You can hire spades to dig holes to sit in. Some of the holes the water is to hot to sit in. Great atmosphere and lots of laughter. The sea was...More

Thank LondonJames2050
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot Water Beach clearly is a spot that you won't find everywhere. Feeling the cold ocean water of the pacific and the hot thermal water from just a couple of feet under the beach is an amazing experience. You should be there early enough to...More

Thank ToDoBlog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do if visiting Coromandel. Hard to believe the water temperature until you get there. Great fun for kids digging their own holes. Not as busy as you read about.

Thank yorkandbeyond
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will have to time your visit right as it gets crowded. We went equipped with spades. I believe they can be hired too. The theory is that if you dig in the right location you end up with your own warm water pool. Dig...More

Thank Michelle L
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Charles L
7 January 2018|
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Response from Kiwi_iwiK | Reviewed this property |
As a born and bred kiwi I can say I am very impressed with your effort to prioritise a trip to hot water beach. You will be fine with that tide although your time in the hot water will be limited. Hot water beach is very... More
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Tracy Rangi Y
7 January 2018|
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Response from p_pebbles | Reviewed this property |
I would say it would be busy but should not be as bad as the weeks prior. By then a lot of people will have returned to work , however it is still the school holidays
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halolollol
28 December 2017|
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Response from Leo L | Reviewed this property |
There is a lifeguard hut at the far end of the carpark where they rent out shovels for $5. Not sure if they require a deposit.
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