Auntie Dawns Place

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Welcome to Auntie Dawns Place!
(two self-contained apartments + backpackers)

Auntie Dawns and Hot Water Beach
Auntie Dawns B&B
Note people enjoy the hot pools at LOW tide

Hot Water Beach is a beautiful surf beach. At low tide (searchable through 2025), hot water bubbles up at a particular place in the sand and you dig yourself a "hot pool" to bathe in. When the water is too hot, take a swim in the Pacific!

Winter weather is unpredictable! You may find the reason NZ is nice and green - rain can fall; wind can blow & waves can get big! We have no control over nature!

[Note: Life-guards are on duty only during the peak (summer) season when swimming should be between the flags.�At ALL times, "the possibility of strong ocean currents" should be taken into account.]

Noted in Time magazine, Nov 2006, as one of four
" Global Discoveries - Ways to Relax"

"Auntie Dawn & Joe"�have enjoyed providing comfortable accommodation in�spacious apartments at Hot Water Beach since 1992.

Hot Springs are just�down the driveway�then 2 minute walk along the beach.


Our spacious apartments are� set in grounds with huge pohutukawa trees which are home to native pigeons, tuis and other birds. Swings for children to use are on these trees.

400 year old pohutakawa tree
Our 400 year old pohutakawa tree


A view from above
Aerial photo of Hot Water Beach

3 minutes walk to hot springs

Pohutakawa bloom