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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

05 Dec 2020

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
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Sat, 2020 Dec 05
04:42-796
11:07791
17:18-616
23:14609
Sun, 2020 Dec 06
05:25-775
11:50786
18:04-623
Mon, 2020 Dec 07
00:01596
06:11-748
12:36779
18:53-637
Tue, 2020 Dec 08
00:53591
07:02-719
13:26772
19:45-663
Wed, 2020 Dec 09
01:50599
07:57-695
14:19772
20:41-705
Thu, 2020 Dec 10
02:50625
08:57-683
15:16782
21:39-764
Fri, 2020 Dec 11
03:53675
09:59-689
16:14803
22:37-836
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sat, 2020 Dec 12
04:55744
11:01-713
17:12834
23:35-913
Sun, 2020 Dec 13
05:55825
12:02-749
18:10866
Mon, 2020 Dec 14
00:31-985
06:53903
13:00-789
19:05891
Tue, 2020 Dec 15
01:25-1039
07:48968
13:57-821
20:00902
Wed, 2020 Dec 16
02:18-1067
08:411008
14:51-838
20:53891
Thu, 2020 Dec 17
03:09-1062
09:331019
15:44-837
21:45858
Fri, 2020 Dec 18
03:59-1025
10:231001
16:36-816
22:37804

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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