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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

18 May 2022

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2025

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TimeTide
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Wed, 2022 May 18
01:58-840
08:01910
14:18-1068
20:411022
Thu, 2022 May 19
02:51-863
08:54910
15:10-1076
21:341038
Fri, 2022 May 20
03:45-861
09:48880
16:03-1044
22:271019
Sat, 2022 May 21
04:41-837
10:43828
16:57-980
23:22974
Sun, 2022 May 22
05:38-799
11:41761
17:54-894
Mon, 2022 May 23
00:19911
06:37-759
12:42694
18:53-800
Tue, 2022 May 24
01:17843
07:38-726
13:45640
19:53-714
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Wed, 2022 May 25
02:14782
08:37-707
14:47607
20:53-645
Thu, 2022 May 26
03:11733
09:35-705
15:48600
21:52-598
Fri, 2022 May 27
04:05699
10:28-716
16:44612
22:46-573
Sat, 2022 May 28
04:55678
11:17-735
17:35637
23:37-565
Sun, 2022 May 29
05:41667
12:02-758
18:21670
Mon, 2022 May 30
00:24-569
06:25662
12:44-780
19:05704
Tue, 2022 May 31
01:09-578
07:07657
13:24-796
19:47734

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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