Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach

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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. Make Hot Water Beach part of your personalized Hot Water Beach itinerary using our Hot Water Beach vacation generator.
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  • The beach is absolutely beautiful but quite a lot a people where you can dig to find hot water (it's just a spot on the beach). Nice to go there with friends watching the sunset!  more »
  • Went with young children - they loved the hot water springs, and had a great time playing in the waves. Wonderful time and very friendly crowd  more »
  • See but for its originality. Remember to take a shovel if you want to take a bath of hot water
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