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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  • It's definitely an experience out of the ordinary, while cava and think suuuuper hot water (careful not to burn yourself!) the sea is extremely cold. Unfortunately we had to make this tour at night, because there are only two times recommended on the tide, and not enough in time for the morning period. But still gave it to enjoy.
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  • Came two hours after dead low tide is an easy walk from main car park plenty of facilities showers and a coffee shop. Stroll across the small stream and look for the crowd. No need to have a shovel de...  more »
  • Nature is a wonderful thing...hot,hot, hot water on the beach when it is 16 degrees air temperature? Nothing better. Our day on the Cormandel Peninsula was wet and grey but we believed the hype and fi...  more »

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