My husband and I visited this as recommended by lots of people. Ensure you go 2 hours either side of low tide. You can hire a spade at hotties for $5 just by the beach. Top tip dug a little if not hot move on,...More
About Hot Water Beach
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For us, this place was once-in-a-lifetime experience. We were advised that the hot springs were accessible for 2 hours either side of low tide. We arrived 4 hours before low tide, on a weekday, and even then the car park was starting to fill up....More
Very interesting beach. Lots of people so need to try and get a good spot early. Also note the water is really, really hot so need to check areas first particularly with little kids.
We didn't spend a huge amount of time there, but we were so glad we visited. What an amazing phenomena. The water in some parts was too hot to touch, whereas others barely felt warm. I think it's a matter of luck getting the right...More
It's an unique place to visit. You should check the low tide time and then visit this place, otherwise you won't be able to enjoy the hot water. There is a good parking facility and showers are also available near parking area.
Nature is a wonderful thing...hot,hot, hot water on the beach when it is 16 degrees air temperature? Nothing better. Our day on the Cormandel Peninsula was wet and grey but we believed the hype and figured it wouldn't matter once we got to the beach....More
By time you pay to rent a shovel and trek across a stream and beach to get to pools are.....you are expecting something special! Be careful not to scald your feet! Some pools when just dug are dangerously hot! Can be somewhat crowded with tourists.