Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach

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Hot Spring
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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  • Possibly one of the busiest places I have been to in NZ. Despite this I was able to jump in an already dug pool, eventually, but it was far too busy to bag a pool to sit and chill in.  more »
  • Go 2 hours before and 2 hours after low tide equipped with a shovel. You have to walk a little ears parking to go in front of the rocks. Dig and different places it will be more or less hot. Attention to the children and your feet the water is really hot in some places not to be missed if you are in the area.
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  • First of all, bring a small shovel along with your beach stuff. You'll want to dig into the sand to reach the hot water. This place is really unique - park in the lot and walk up the coast to where al...  more »