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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

28 Jul 2017

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Thu, 2017 Aug 10
20:48830
14:29-806
08:19685
02:18-689
Wed, 2017 Aug 09
20:06800
13:46-787
07:35653
01:35-640
Tue, 2017 Aug 08
19:25759
13:03-760
06:50619
00:51-591
Mon, 2017 Aug 07
18:42712
12:19-727
06:04588
00:06-544
Sun, 2017 Aug 06
17:57662
11:34-694
05:17565
Sat, 2017 Aug 05
23:18-506
17:11616
10:48-668
04:29556
Fri, 2017 Aug 04
22:27-484
16:23582
10:00-653
03:39565
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Thu, 2017 Aug 03
21:36-483
15:32564
09:12-654
02:50594
Wed, 2017 Aug 02
20:43-507
14:41569
08:23-672
02:01644
Tue, 2017 Aug 01
19:51-558
13:49596
07:34-707
01:13711
Mon, 2017 Jul 31
19:00-630
12:57643
06:45-755
00:25790
Sun, 2017 Jul 30
18:11-718
12:06704
05:56-807
Sat, 2017 Jul 29
23:37871
17:21-813
11:14770
05:07-857
Fri, 2017 Jul 28
22:50946
16:32-903
10:23831
04:17-895

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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