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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 Sep 2017

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sun, 2017 Sep 24
04:17-868
10:29814
16:37-781
22:45819
Mon, 2017 Sep 25
05:00-841
11:14783
17:21-729
23:28763
Tue, 2017 Sep 26
05:43-798
11:58740
18:05-669
Wed, 2017 Sep 27
00:11697
06:26-745
12:43692
18:51-607
Thu, 2017 Sep 28
00:56628
07:10-688
13:30645
19:39-552
Fri, 2017 Sep 29
01:42565
07:57-637
14:18607
20:29-511
Sat, 2017 Sep 30
02:32516
08:46-599
15:09586
21:21-493
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sun, 2017 Oct 01
03:24492
09:37-581
16:00587
22:14-503
Mon, 2017 Oct 02
04:18497
10:29-588
16:51612
23:06-544
Tue, 2017 Oct 03
05:11534
11:21-621
17:41659
23:56-610
Wed, 2017 Oct 04
06:02598
12:12-673
18:29721
Thu, 2017 Oct 05
00:44-694
06:52681
13:01-736
19:16790
Fri, 2017 Oct 06
01:30-787
07:41770
13:50-801
20:02856
Sat, 2017 Oct 07
02:17-876
08:29855
14:38-856
20:49909

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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