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Hot Water Beach

Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
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This world famous beach at the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula contains two volcanic hot water springs that keep the water heated.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (402 reviews)
“your feet” (74 reviews)
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Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
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"low tide"
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"your feet"
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"unique experience"
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in 28 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although it is winter.But we still went to this spot to try hot water spa. It's a really cool experience,just hired a spade in the store next to the carpark then you can dig your own spa pool. We spent many time to feel the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting. Do not burn yourself. You need a shovel. We arrived and rented a shovel for $10 from the store at the edge. There is an area where everyone digs and so we found a hole we liked and began to dig it up...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hot water beach is a must do NZ experience but it can get very busy in the summer. Here we are in winter so there wasn’t an overload of people and we had a great time building our pool. The water was really warm and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is fabulous. Nature's very own spa, all you need is a spade and a cool beverage to enjoy after digging and relaxing in the hot water hole on the beach

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So they charge for parking now. Anyway, the beach itself isn't anything spectacular for New Zealand standards. It has sand and waves. Would be a great little spot for a summer surf or sunbathe, but no way should it be marked as a tourist attraction.

Thank DrKiwiNZ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit for the surreal natural experience. Imagine the wonder of a natural hot water spring just popping up out of pristine beach sands and running down to the wild surf of a southern pacific ocean shoreline. Now, its a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area and headed over and it was fine. Nothing great, just fine. It would have been disappointed if we had travelled a long way to get there. It wasn't crowded, but it was a winter day; I imagine in better weather...More

Thank skirza
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing time at Hot water beach watching the sun set and tide come in. A truly amazing natural wonder to have here in New Zealand

Thank Natasha C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Something you must do at least once, but it was crowded. We still had a blast. Check out the little art gallery across the parking lot, great finds there.

Thank Danielle L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bring your shovel (also rented locally), for a fun time at the beach. Arrive within an hour either side of low tide, and dig in--literally. Dig holes in the sand and enjoy the wonderful phenomenon of having hot water wash over your body. It is...More

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Teo K
2 May 2018|
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Response from Jo B | Reviewed this property |
the thing with Hot Water Beach is that you need to go there 2 hours before to 2 hours after low tide. the natural underground springs are at the low tide mark. it's not too cold in May to visit as the springs are really warm. More
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Charles L
7 January 2018|
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Response from Kiwi_iwiK | Reviewed this property |
As a born and bred kiwi I can say I am very impressed with your effort to prioritise a trip to hot water beach. You will be fine with that tide although your time in the hot water will be limited. Hot water beach is very... More
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Tracy Rangi Y
6 January 2018|
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Response from mekydro | Reviewed this property |
The beach will be crowded for about 2.5 hours either side of low tide; even then its only the bits that have hot water underneath. The rest of it will be almost deserted!
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