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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

29 May 2020

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Fri, 2020 May 29
05:27-661
11:27636
17:38-780
Sat, 2020 May 30
00:02810
06:19-677
12:22632
18:32-752
Sun, 2020 May 31
00:55805
07:15-704
13:21641
19:30-729
Mon, 2020 Jun 01
01:51805
08:13-745
14:23669
20:31-719
Tue, 2020 Jun 02
02:49814
09:12-802
15:26717
21:33-725
Wed, 2020 Jun 03
03:47832
10:10-868
16:28782
22:35-745
Thu, 2020 Jun 04
04:45856
11:07-934
17:27851
23:34-773
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Fri, 2020 Jun 05
05:41877
12:02-991
18:23914
Sat, 2020 Jun 06
00:31-798
06:35888
12:54-1027
19:17959
Sun, 2020 Jun 07
01:25-814
07:28882
13:45-1036
20:08981
Mon, 2020 Jun 08
02:18-815
08:19856
14:35-1015
20:58976
Tue, 2020 Jun 09
03:09-798
09:10810
15:23-967
21:47947
Wed, 2020 Jun 10
04:00-768
10:00749
16:11-897
22:35899
Thu, 2020 Jun 11
04:50-728
10:50680
16:59-812
23:23838

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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