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Hot Water Beach is NOT a secret! It is known around the world!

Hot Water Beach is located along New Zealand's Pacific coast just south of Mercury Bay at the northeast tip of the Coromandel Peninsula.

If you're coming to Hot Water Beach, you need to know ...


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Hot Water Beach
Daily Low Tides

19 Nov 2017

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sun, 2017 Nov 19
01:55-811
08:13748
14:18-652
20:20719
Mon, 2017 Nov 20
02:35-827
08:54775
15:00-660
21:01710
Tue, 2017 Nov 21
03:15-832
09:35791
15:42-660
21:42691
Wed, 2017 Nov 22
03:55-820
10:16792
16:25-649
22:23659
Thu, 2017 Nov 23
04:35-792
10:57778
17:07-628
23:05617
Fri, 2017 Nov 24
05:15-750
11:38751
17:51-602
23:48571
Sat, 2017 Nov 25
05:57-700
12:20718
18:35-576
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sun, 2017 Nov 26
00:33529
06:40-649
13:03685
19:20-561
Mon, 2017 Nov 27
01:20501
07:26-607
13:49663
20:08-564
Tue, 2017 Nov 28
02:11495
08:16-582
14:37657
20:58-593
Wed, 2017 Nov 29
03:05517
09:09-579
15:27672
21:50-649
Thu, 2017 Nov 30
04:01572
10:06-603
16:20709
22:43-730
Fri, 2017 Dec 01
04:58656
11:03-652
17:14765
23:36-828
Sat, 2017 Dec 02
05:54759
12:00-719
18:09831

Tide times are LOCAL (NZST or NZDT).

Tide height in mm from Mean Sea Level.
The lower the low tide,
(the more negative the tide height),
the more time that the thermal spring
on the beach will be "uncovered."

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What is it?

Some volcanos develop huge underground reservoirs of superheated water. Over time, this water will escape to the surface — cooling on the way. There are two fissures at Hot Water Beach issuing water as hot as 64ºC (147ºF) at a rate as high as 15 litres/minute. This water contains large amounts of salt (NOT salt water), calcium, magnesium, potassium, fluorine, bromine and silica. There are other hot water springs nearby but the location of these two springs on the beach make them unique.


When?

The short answer is: The hot water spring are exposed ONE hour either side of low tide (okay, up to two hours but only if the low tide is REALLY low).

A table of low tides is displayed to the right. The low tide table starts TODAY (as defined on our server) and provides two weeks of low tides so you can plan your visit to Hot Water Beach. If you're not interested in the next two weeks, update the day, month and year and you'll see the low tides from that date -- within the range from 1 Aug 2003 to 31 Dec 2020. NOW you can plan your visit to Mercury Bay -- and Hot Water Beach!


What?


How to get here?

World famous Hot Water Beach is located south of Whitianga, north of Tairua and only a few kms from Hahei.

Driving, there's only one way to get to Hot Water Beach. Take State Highway 25 to Whenuakite where the only notable junction is the road to Hot Water Beach, Cook's Beach and Hahei/Cathedral Cove. Stay on the main road until you see the (right) turn to Hot Water Beach (~8 km). Please pay attention to the speed limit on this road as it gives a good indication of the road condition -- which is paved right up to the car park.

Of course, NO visit to New Zealand would be complete without sitting on the beach in your own private hot pool at the world renowned Hot Water Beach!






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