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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 5 days ago via mobile

Stunning beach at sunset, but most important you can take a hot bath using a pond made by yourself. We did it using our own hands... Sometimes digging the sand, you find just cold water in other occasions you find hot water, so hot that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AbeBi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there early, bear in mind that you will dig a decent hole in sand to lie down, allow time for that. Don’t get burned, that includes the hot water coming up from the ground. Mix multiple streams to create the right temperature, your own...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Elfin10e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach....great food and drink at the koko house...friends and family loved this place...nice and tucked away ..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JoeE1800
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very unique experience. This was our first time here. While we parked in the pay parking (close to the showers, bathrooms, rental shovels), next time we would have parked in the free parking down the road. As we arrived at the hole digging zone,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank HHinMexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not worth the drive up the Coromandel Peninsula just for this, only go if you're also visiting somewhere else on the peninsula. The area where you can actually dig for hot water is about 10m x 10m, so is immediately full of people. At least...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ThatTallLass
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a different experience. When we reached their we were suppose to wait for the low tide time .. 2 hours prior and later the tide is when you can dig your pool on the shore It was fun we dug our pool and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 735nandinia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is amazing! I almost backed out of going because we were so tired and it was going to be a 30 minute drive. I am so glad that we did it! Our hotel had given us a spade shovel to dig our hole...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank catrinag2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had the best time here! We went at low tide in the evening - I recommend d going as soon as the window opens as it gets very busy! Also beware the water gets boiling hot! It’s a happy medium to find our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank itskats
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How strange! Steam rising from a beach. Do this on the same day as Cathedral Cove as it is close. You need to work out tide times....go 2 hours before or after high tide. Tips...$4 an hour parking, you need a spade, there are change...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank moonflower59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw some videos and pictures of the place, but that was nothing compared to live it by yourself. We got there and soon tried to dig a hole in the sand to get some warm volcanic heated water, but we found *almost* boiling water...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ariel Z
10 October 2018|
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Response from Neets0705 | Reviewed this property |
There is a public car park near the beach which you have to pay for. If you don’t want to pay you can park long way from the beach and walk.
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TeoK266
2 May 2018|
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Response from Jo B | Reviewed this property |
the thing with Hot Water Beach is that you need to go there 2 hours before to 2 hours after low tide. the natural underground springs are at the low tide mark. it's not too cold in May to visit as the springs are really warm. More
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Charles L
7 January 2018|
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Response from annidil | Reviewed this property |
Not worth going there. It’s overcrowded and overrated. The drive is too tiring to even think about it. Rather go to a nice hot pool somewhere and relax in the spa!
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