Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach

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#1 of 12 in Beaches in Waikato Region
Hot Spring Beach
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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  • Make your trip to the coramandel work around the tide times here. Was well worth getting up at 6.00 to travel to get here for low tide, as the sun was rising. Two hours either side of the tide the spr...  more »
  • If you're in a hurry, watch the tide times. You need a little patience, a little juice of elbow and the strategy, to be able to make you a little warm water pool. Really FUN!
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  • The day was dreary and not the warmest so the hot water was a treat. Some of the water was way too hot to touch.  more »

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