Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach

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#1 of 19 in Beaches in Waikato Region
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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  • October 10, 2017
    Playful fun and water very very very hot, attention to tides easy of access (parking in front of paying $4 \h), bathroom very clean, changing cabins and outdoor showers. I recommend
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  • October 7, 2017
    I’ve never experienced anything like the hot water beach before and really enjoyed the experience. Somehow you just felt those glorious warm waters were doing you good. Everybody should do this at lea...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    This does what it says - it’s a beach with hot water running through it. Great experience: a couple of hours either side of low tide you can rent a spade from either Moko or Hotties (or bring your own...  more »

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