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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

21 Sep 2021

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2025

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Tue, 2021 Sep 21
00:32-721
06:38697
12:48-764
19:04805
Wed, 2021 Sep 22
01:19-762
07:27725
13:34-766
19:48815
Thu, 2021 Sep 23
02:03-792
08:12744
14:18-758
20:30811
Fri, 2021 Sep 24
02:45-808
08:55750
15:01-737
21:10790
Sat, 2021 Sep 25
03:25-806
09:38741
15:43-702
21:51753
Sun, 2021 Sep 26
05:06-786
11:20718
17:26-655
23:31700
Mon, 2021 Sep 27
05:47-750
12:03684
18:09-599
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Tue, 2021 Sep 28
00:13637
06:28-703
12:47644
18:54-541
Wed, 2021 Sep 29
00:56571
07:12-653
13:34605
19:42-491
Thu, 2021 Sep 30
01:42512
07:58-609
14:22576
20:32-457
Fri, 2021 Oct 01
02:32471
08:47-580
15:13566
21:26-450
Sat, 2021 Oct 02
03:25457
09:39-574
16:05580
22:20-477
Sun, 2021 Oct 03
04:21477
10:33-593
16:58620
23:13-536
Mon, 2021 Oct 04
05:16531
11:27-639
17:49682

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 2025. 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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