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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.
Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just another beach really. Despite we arrived at the right time (either 2 hrs before or after low tide), there weren’t actually any thermal waters per say. Visitors digged deep (2 meters almost) and still nothing. Very disappointing!! Don’t recommend this destination at all, so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sa L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is so unique you can rent a house, room in motel, all options are available with different facilities and different prices to accommodate all budgets, beautiful views and activities to be done and one of the top is the hot water beach itself,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 660husseinb
Reviewed yesterday

This to me was just another beach, I guess it would have been better if we had arrived during the right hours of the day where the water has filled the holes and created the warm baths. But during the time we visited the holes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Melanie P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes, the place does get crowded due to the need to be there at low tide, but it isn’t such that you can’t find a place to dig your own little space. If you take a small shovel, be aware people will ask to borrow...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dpr8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A problem with this beach is that to get the effect you have to go around low tide. Which is basically once a day. So everyone goes at the same time. Which makes parking a pain. If you manage that park on the beach itself...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can take a small shovel/spade and dig your very own personal hot tub out of the beach here. Its fun to just walk along and see the holes others have dug if you don't want to do it yourself. Best accessed at low tide,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ali N
Reviewed 1 week ago

glad that we found the time to visit this place and see all the peole digging holes in the sand for the hot water tubs in the sand..... we just walked around and enjoyed the view just digging slightly our feet into the sand which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank mstreuf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like every well advertised "hot spot" is attracting many people and this has its side effects on being crowded and bit less enjoyable! However, we went on a rainy and cool day, and everyone was digging for the hot spring. Some of places were founded...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Razvan2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best accessed at low tide but be sure to get there early! You can hire spades to dig or bring your own if you have one. The hot spots were very popular and was hard to find a patch you could call your own. Having...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stever23865
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the list of top Kiwi attractions this place is very busy at low tide when hordes descend to dig a hot pool. Parking is difficult and expensive at $4 an hour but that has been used to build decent toilets and cold water showers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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14 January 2019|
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Response from LoreneF777 | Reviewed this property |
It changes every day. Search online for low tide at hot water beach and the date you'd like to go. 2 hours before or after are perfect. if you go in the second 2 hours you can often take over an already dug hole. ;)
14 January 2019|
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Response from readysteadyteddy | Reviewed this property |
Google 'New Zealand Hot Water Beach Tides'. We went early, 3 hours before low tide. There were people already at the hot spots and it just went on getting busier (and cooler as the hot water was spread around further).
Ariel Z
10 October 2018|
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Response from Neets0705 | Reviewed this property |
There is a public car park near the beach which you have to pay for. If you don’t want to pay you can park long way from the beach and walk.