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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

18 Jul 2018

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Wed, 2018 Jul 18
04:42-952
10:48888
16:58-973
23:181018
Thu, 2018 Jul 19
05:36-918
11:45827
17:53-876
Fri, 2018 Jul 20
00:11938
06:31-870
12:42760
18:48-772
Sat, 2018 Jul 21
01:04849
07:26-817
13:39697
19:44-674
Sun, 2018 Jul 22
01:57762
08:19-768
14:36648
20:40-594
Mon, 2018 Jul 23
02:49688
09:12-731
15:31620
21:34-540
Tue, 2018 Jul 24
03:40633
10:02-709
16:24614
22:27-513
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Wed, 2018 Jul 25
04:29599
10:50-704
17:13628
23:18-511
Thu, 2018 Jul 26
05:17585
11:36-711
18:00657
Fri, 2018 Jul 27
00:06-529
06:04586
12:20-727
18:44693
Sat, 2018 Jul 28
00:52-558
06:49596
13:03-744
19:26730
Sun, 2018 Jul 29
01:36-591
07:33608
13:45-756
20:07758
Mon, 2018 Jul 30
02:19-621
08:16617
14:26-758
20:48774
Tue, 2018 Jul 31
03:00-643
08:59620
15:07-747
21:28776

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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