Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach

3.8
#1 of 19 in Beaches in Waikato Region
#Hot Spring, #Beach, #Must See
One of New Zealand's most unusual beaches, Hot Water Beach gets its name from the underground hot springs that filter up through the sand here. In the four-hour low tide period, visitors to the beach dig into the sand to allow hot water to reach the surface and create their own thermal spa pools. Don't worry if you haven't brought a shovel--you can buy or rent one from the nearby surf shop. Please exercise caution at all times as the hot springs sit close to the sea and bathers can be caught unawares by large waves even at low tide. Use our Hot Water Beach trip itinerary builder app to add Hot Water Beach and other attractions to your Hot Water Beach vacation plans.
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  • We were in April there. It was not as full as others describe here. I was delighted with the hot water and the beautiful view. Watching the sunset there is great to see.
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  • This is a really neat place to visit. But if you drive to the beach you have to pay for parking, but if you stop about 1/2km before all the buildings, on the beach side there is a parking lot that is ...  more »
  • It's a nice beach with good parking opportunity. When you reach the parking area have a look on the righthand side. There are spots for free. The beach is long and wide, you also can lent spares to di...  more »
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