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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

We saw some videos and pictures of the place, but that was nothing compared to live it by yourself. We got there and soon tried to dig a hole in the sand to get some warm volcanic heated water, but we found *almost* boiling water...More

Thank patolincl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although we arrived on a cold windy day, 2 hours before low tide the people were coming along with those of us who weren't going to strip off. In a specific spot between the rocks yes the hot water does seep up, in places nearly...More

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot water beach is a must-do, and a bit bonkers. The hot water comes up out of the sand in one specific place, and only findable for three hours or so at low tide. So when you arrive you will find maybe 100 people engaged...More

Thank 754,620
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our stay at the Top 10, there were activities for the kids during the week enjoyable experience great family camp ground and the hot water beach isn within walking distance.

Thank Waiterimu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the tide charts, we waited for low tide at a reasonable time on a lovely day. We headed over to Hot Water Beach about an hour before low tide and were not the first ones there. A nice couple from England offered to let...More

1  Thank VT_Travelerx2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a bit of fun. Make sure you Are there as the tide is going out. Recommended time to visit is 2 hrs after either side of low tide but we went earlier to avoid any crowds. Walk along the beach to the...More

Thank ChrissyPortmacquarie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty beach but very full ( as you'd expect) around the thermal spring part of the beach. You will have to get there right on low tide to try and get yourself a good spot otherwise you risk being stuck in a cold or...More

1  Thank charlieroyal90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 2 young kids and were lucky enough to get a warm pre dug hole. We also went on a windy and showering afternoon so it wasn’t too busy but I can see how it would get crowded on a day with nicer...More

Thank _aewallace85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an absolutely unique experience. The hot water coming out of the ground is boiling and can burn your body of you're not careful. You can rent a shovel at the local restaurant beside the beach. You don't really need the shovel you experience...More

Thank Gregg L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place for fun & different experience. In the area between the rocks 2 hrs before and after low tide you can dig a hole to have it fill with hot water from the underwater spring below the sand from a fault line....More

Thank Sue H
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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.
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
Charles L
7 January 2018|
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Response from annidil | Reviewed this property |
Not worth going there. It’s overcrowded and overrated. The drive is too tiring to even think about it. Rather go to a nice hot pool somewhere and relax in the spa!
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