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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” (387 reviews)
“your feet” (70 reviews)
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Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
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"low tide"
in 387 reviews
"your feet"
in 70 reviews
"unique experience"
in 72 reviews
"car park"
in 68 reviews
"two hours"
in 39 reviews
"hot pot"
in 36 reviews
"natural spa"
in 10 reviews
"small section"
in 10 reviews
"great fun"
in 44 reviews
"geothermal activity"
in 10 reviews
"new zealand"
in 54 reviews
"holiday park"
in 17 reviews
"digging holes"
in 25 reviews
"coromandel peninsula"
in 16 reviews
"cathedral cove"
in 32 reviews
"steam rising"
in 12 reviews
"natural phenomenon"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great thing to do with the kids but I would recommend getting there early as it packs out really fast, there were soo many people there. And you need a spade which you can hire from most local spots.

Thank pehiri
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Check for low tide, rent a shovel, put on sunscreen, dig a pool, and enjoy! We spent about four hours at the hot water beach, but let me give you some hints. 1) Go an hour before low tide. 2) Dig a hole near the...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a really cool thing to do! Basically you dig a pit on the beach and sit in warm water. If you don't come prepared you can rent a spade for $10 from surf life saving. Then head down the beach to where there...More

Thank SAFireBear
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Love taking our overseas visitors here, most times we don't have to dig for the Hot Spots as some other person would have already. Interesting way to meet and chat to other tourists also, bit like sharing a bath with a stranger. Just be careful...More

Thank keentraveller2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a beach goer's dream of swimming at the beach and relaxing in a hot pool afterwards. Hot Water Beach is that experience! Best to go around the low tide time to get the full enjoyment of this amazing beach. Make sure you bring a...More

Thank Breeze_NZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew what we were in for before we visited (a whole lot of people crammed into a small space) so didn’t go with high expectations. We didn’t end up digging a hole, but was very entertaining people watching. The beach is nice. Make sure...More

Thank Kerapip1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here later than wanted so tide going back in...lots of people making holes but little had hot water... Found one where u could see bubbles coming up and was hot. Bit pot luck as could dig and get nothing. Bit overrated

Thank Faye J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were crowds of people digging holes and trying to get find a hot pool. I gave up and wandered back to the rental house overlooking the beach. The views are amazing and its a lovely beach but be prepared for bus loads of tourists....More

Thank Steven H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It really depends on your luck. Even the pool next to you is hot, it does not mean yours is hot too. But it is still worth to go to try your luck too. You will gain an experience from it too. Pls come 2...More

Thank genness
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a very fun time we had here. We were at the beach by 7.30am but even then the best spots had been taken. Ask those there where they found hot areas. do not just pick a place and dig. Use your feet to walk...More

Thank spendingpension
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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 mekydro | Reviewed this property |
The beach will be crowded for about 2.5 hours either side of low tide; even then its only the bits that have hot water underneath. The rest of it will be almost deserted!
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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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