Auntie Dawns Place

At Hot Water Beach

Visit
Us At
Visit Us On Facebook

World Famous
     Hot Water Beach

[Page and tide table used by permission of Mercury Bay Online!]

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 ...


Hot Sand!
© Whitianga Focus — used by permission.
Hot Water Beach — a playground for all ages!
NOT to be missed!

Hot Water Beach
Daily Low Tides

25 Jun 2019

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

« Prev   Next »
SMTWTFS
  1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30  
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Tue, 2019 Jun 25
00:06713
06:26-602
12:28506
18:30-589
Wed, 2019 Jun 26
00:50672
07:13-593
13:18486
19:18-541
Thu, 2019 Jun 27
01:36640
07:59-597
14:08487
20:08-511
Fri, 2019 Jun 28
02:22621
08:47-620
15:00514
21:00-502
Sat, 2019 Jun 29
03:10621
09:34-663
15:52565
21:53-519
Sun, 2019 Jun 30
03:59639
10:22-724
16:43637
22:46-558
Mon, 2019 Jul 01
04:49674
11:11-798
17:33725
23:38-616
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Tue, 2019 Jul 02
05:40721
12:00-875
18:24817
Wed, 2019 Jul 03
00:31-683
06:32772
12:50-947
19:14904
Thu, 2019 Jul 04
01:23-752
07:24819
13:41-1002
20:05976
Fri, 2019 Jul 05
02:16-813
08:17853
14:32-1032
20:561023
Sat, 2019 Jul 06
03:09-860
09:11868
15:25-1033
21:481042
Sun, 2019 Jul 07
04:03-888
10:06864
16:18-1003
22:401031
Mon, 2019 Jul 08
04:57-896
11:03841
17:13-947
23:34995

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."

Database created, maintained and
Copyright © 1998-2019 by Data Koncepts
All rights reserved.

Database content
Copyright © 2007 - 2019 by NIWA
All rights reserved.

Printable tide data for this month.

Get more Hot Water Beach info.

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!






Pohutakawa bloom