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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

03 Apr 2020

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Fri, 2020 Apr 03
02:40660
08:52-551
14:55578
21:12-694
Sat, 2020 Apr 04
03:37689
09:51-592
15:57610
22:12-725
Sun, 2020 Apr 05
03:36741
09:52-664
16:00674
22:14-778
Mon, 2020 Apr 06
04:36813
10:52-762
17:02763
23:15-845
Tue, 2020 Apr 07
05:33894
11:50-872
18:02862
Wed, 2020 Apr 08
00:13-914
06:29971
12:46-975
18:59954
Thu, 2020 Apr 09
01:10-970
07:231026
13:39-1055
19:541022
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Fri, 2020 Apr 10
02:04-998
08:151050
14:31-1099
20:471054
Sat, 2020 Apr 11
02:57-993
09:071036
15:22-1101
21:401047
Sun, 2020 Apr 12
03:50-953
09:58984
16:14-1060
22:321003
Mon, 2020 Apr 13
04:43-884
10:49901
17:05-985
23:25931
Tue, 2020 Apr 14
05:37-796
11:42799
17:57-888
Wed, 2020 Apr 15
00:19845
06:31-705
12:36693
18:50-784
Thu, 2020 Apr 16
01:13759
07:28-626
13:32599
19:45-688

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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