Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach

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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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  • Walk along the beach to the rocky crop. Were the sand feels hot dig yourself a hole and sit/lie in the warm/hot water that oozes up through the sand. Be careful the water can be over boiling point. Ev...  more »
  • It is a unique beach, where you can dig a small pit on the beach and hot water comes out (around 55-60 degree celcius). It can be done for 2 hours on either side of low tide. But if you dig closer to ...  more »
  • Don't bother hiring a spade; all of the digging spots are pretty much done shortly after tide. Anywhere outside these is either cold or scalding hot!! - people are happy to share and pools are frequen...  more »