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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

22 Jan 2022

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2025

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sat, 2022 Jan 22
04:27-766
10:49799
17:03-667
23:03626
Sun, 2022 Jan 23
05:09-749
11:30797
17:45-692
23:48634
Mon, 2022 Jan 24
05:54-724
12:12789
18:30-717
Tue, 2022 Jan 25
00:36641
06:41-694
12:57775
19:17-742
Wed, 2022 Jan 26
01:28650
07:33-662
13:46760
20:09-768
Thu, 2022 Jan 27
02:24665
08:29-636
14:40746
21:04-797
Fri, 2022 Jan 28
03:24691
09:29-622
15:38739
22:03-833
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sat, 2022 Jan 29
04:26733
10:33-630
16:39744
23:03-875
Sun, 2022 Jan 30
05:29790
11:37-661
17:41764
Mon, 2022 Jan 31
00:03-921
06:29856
12:39-711
18:42793
Tue, 2022 Feb 01
01:01-964
07:27921
13:38-769
19:41823
Wed, 2022 Feb 02
01:57-993
08:22972
14:34-822
20:37845
Thu, 2022 Feb 03
02:51-1001
09:141000
15:27-859
21:31850
Fri, 2022 Feb 04
03:43-982
10:041000
16:19-875
22:23834

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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