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Address: Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand

This world famous beach at the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula contains two...

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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Interesting place to visit - can depend on tide tho

Good place to visit and dig a hot pool in the sand. Can depend on tide tho. Very popular and visited by all age groups. The shop very nearby can sell or hire you spade to dig... read more

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good place to visit and dig a hot pool in the sand. Can depend on tide tho. Very popular and visited by all age groups. The shop very nearby can sell or hire you spade to dig your own little hot pool.

Thank Strickes
Scotland, UK
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful beach and wonderful watching the surfers. We didn't manage to go at the right time to dig our own hot water patch but it is lovely to see. The car park also has some picnic tables. My husband lost his wallet here and a very kind couple who found it have contacted us to arrange its... More 

Thank AnnScotland_UK
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived towards the end of febuary it had been raining all the way to the coramandels which was amazing to see the forest on route. We arrived at the Top 10 camp site. We arrived about 6 pm got pitched up went straight to the beach in the rain. Well Awsome not crazy busy we were so lucky as... More 

Thank John M
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at Hot Water beach reasonably early in the morning (9am) before the crowds. My wife, daughter and I enjoyed a nice swim on the beach before digging a hot water hole to play in. Did not want to leave! Save yourself the money and did your hole by hand rather than shovel - the hot water is just... More 

Thank Groovetrain77
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hot water beach is fantastic place where you could spend time with friends and family. The water is not Hot Hot but less colder than other beaches I have been to, so far, in New Zealand. The good part is that like all other public places, it too has got basic amenities and facilities here. Parking may be a bit... More 

Thank RaviSoni78
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very fortunate that low tide was around 6am and we got to the beach at 4.30am so overcrowding wasn't a problem. It was a lovely experience digging in the sand and feeling the hot water rising. The deeper we dug the hotter the water got. Soaking in the hot water on the beach and watching the sunrise was... More 

Thank Philipvg
Basildon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant experience. Firstly make sure you check tide times before you visit. Secondly either bring with you or hire a mini shovel (they can be hired out from a couple of shops near the beach) to dig out your own hole. Thirdly test the water before digging out properly as not all of it is hot and some of it... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s a lovely long sandy beach, with nice waves for surfing or body boarding. There is a small area with hot water underground springs. You can dig a hole near the springs and feel warm water under your toes. Some of the areas are actually too hot to sit. Need to get there 2 hours before low tide to get... More 

Thank Chris-and-Soo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really amazing experience. Strongly advise getting there 2hrs before low tide and picking your spot. Bring a good shovel or two. You can feel the heat coming through the sand as you walk on the beach. Soaking in the hot water on a cool day was very relaxing. It gets very busy! Dig a large hole with plenty of room... More 

1 Thank Kara-and-Dylan
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Possibly one of the busiest places I have been to in NZ. Despite this I was able to jump in an already dug pool, eventually, but it was far too busy to bag a pool to sit and chill in.

2 Thank Amy W

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