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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“low tide” (323 reviews)
“your feet” (56 reviews)
Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Take a shovel and the springs are hot and you need to be there from two hours before low tide to two hours after. Car park is nearby but the cafe is undergoing renovation

Thank Suzanne K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really good fun. Be sure to time your visit with the right tides. Best free experience and great place to make new friends.

Thank Grommet000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just great fun. Walk out at a receding tide. Watch the sand start steaming. Walk over and wriggle your feet into the warming sand. Ouch! It gets hot. At about 100mins pick your spot. Don't dig in the hot patches, dig to the...More

Thank R0062
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Picked a lovely winters day to visit and not overly crowded. Wasn't sure what to expect but went with the flow and hired a spade to dig my hole. Actually didn't need it really as just finding a hot spot and sitting down was more...More

1  Thank ransom59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

decided to go for this peninsula since it has the Dig your own hot water, but it was rain in the winter and so cold. we didnt manage to enjoy the hot water because it was late and hard to see around the beach area..

Thank VinnyBunny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you arrive early to dig at this beach!! Although its massive, it gets crowded quickly! Look for the bubbles at the surface when your looking to dig into hot water. But be careful!!!!! the water is BOILING HOT!!! Create channels to allow cold...More

Thank FarmGirl1919
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be fooled.When tourists want what tourists want and they're left to themselves....You know when you were a kid and you rock up to a playground full of kids and you don't know anyone or how any of the play equipment works.Rocking up to the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived during winter and managed to squeeze a parking spot. It was raining so we thought we would take a quick look. A local immediately saw us and said we would need a shovel. It was raining and we had an impatient one year...More

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A day in mid Autumn driving around the Coromandel Peninsular stopping off at Cook's Landing, Cathedral Cove & Whitianga, and on the way back to Whangamata - at Hot Water Beach to hit it at low tide. A small community with a fairly small car...More

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful stop for breakfast .... just fantastic views and peaceful! Great walk .... Couple of early morning surfers out but quiet otherwise - can imagine summer is rammed here though! Didn't manage to get up early enough to make our own hot pools need the...More

Thank rosycheeks1306
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22 March 2017|
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Response from Emmajury | Reviewed this property |
Tides are different every day. Just look the tide times up.
12 September 2016|
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Response from alannevillenz | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure. Different beaches have different rules. Have never seen a dog there but best to check the web-site.
28 August 2016|
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Response from krisn2boys | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is in the North Island about 30 minutes from Whitianga