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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 Oct 2020

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Thu, 2020 Oct 22
05:36-1030
11:58980
18:10-831
Fri, 2020 Oct 23
00:15832
06:30-938
12:53900
19:06-747
Sat, 2020 Oct 24
01:11729
07:25-833
13:49814
20:05-669
Sun, 2020 Oct 25
02:09634
08:22-731
14:46737
21:04-612
Mon, 2020 Oct 26
03:09561
09:19-648
15:43680
22:03-583
Tue, 2020 Oct 27
04:09521
10:17-591
16:38647
22:59-583
Wed, 2020 Oct 28
05:06514
11:12-564
17:29637
23:49-606
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Thu, 2020 Oct 29
05:59534
12:02-561
18:16644
Fri, 2020 Oct 30
00:35-643
06:46573
12:49-574
18:59660
Sat, 2020 Oct 31
01:17-688
07:30620
13:33-596
19:40678
Sun, 2020 Nov 01
01:57-730
08:12667
14:15-616
20:20690
Mon, 2020 Nov 02
02:36-764
08:52707
14:57-629
20:59690
Tue, 2020 Nov 03
03:14-784
09:32733
15:37-629
21:38676
Wed, 2020 Nov 04
03:52-787
10:11744
16:18-617
22:17650

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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