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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 Apr 2019

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Fri, 2019 Apr 19
06:13928
12:31-946
18:45907
Sat, 2019 Apr 20
00:55-897
07:06957
13:23-999
19:38953
Sun, 2019 Apr 21
01:47-908
07:57962
14:12-1023
20:29972
Mon, 2019 Apr 22
02:38-895
08:45939
15:00-1014
21:18961
Tue, 2019 Apr 23
03:27-858
09:33889
15:47-974
22:06923
Wed, 2019 Apr 24
04:15-802
10:20817
16:33-908
22:53865
Thu, 2019 Apr 25
05:04-733
11:07732
17:20-827
23:41797
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Fri, 2019 Apr 26
05:53-661
11:55644
18:07-740
Sat, 2019 Apr 27
00:29728
06:43-597
12:45564
18:55-658
Sun, 2019 Apr 28
01:19667
07:35-550
13:37503
19:46-592
Mon, 2019 Apr 29
02:09624
08:28-526
14:31469
20:39-548
Tue, 2019 Apr 30
03:01601
09:21-529
15:26465
21:32-530
Wed, 2019 May 01
03:51600
10:12-556
16:20490
22:24-536
Thu, 2019 May 02
04:40616
11:00-602
17:10539
23:14-561

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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