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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

24 Aug 2019

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sat, 2019 Aug 24
00:17643
06:36-668
12:51588
18:55-543
Sun, 2019 Aug 25
01:02623
07:23-680
13:42604
19:47-536
Mon, 2019 Aug 26
01:53621
08:15-708
14:37640
20:44-554
Tue, 2019 Aug 27
02:49639
09:10-753
15:34700
21:43-601
Wed, 2019 Aug 28
03:48680
10:08-814
16:33779
22:43-676
Thu, 2019 Aug 29
04:48744
11:07-886
17:30870
23:42-769
Fri, 2019 Aug 30
05:48820
12:04-959
18:26959
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sat, 2019 Aug 31
00:39-867
06:46897
13:01-1019
19:211033
Sun, 2019 Sep 01
01:35-953
07:43960
13:56-1055
20:141079
Mon, 2019 Sep 02
02:29-1015
08:38996
14:50-1057
21:061089
Tue, 2019 Sep 03
03:22-1044
09:331000
15:44-1023
21:581061
Wed, 2019 Sep 04
04:15-1035
10:27970
16:37-956
22:50997
Thu, 2019 Sep 05
05:07-993
11:22912
17:31-865
23:42908
Fri, 2019 Sep 06
06:00-926
12:17838
18:26-763

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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