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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

25 Jan 2021

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2025

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Mon, 2021 Jan 25
04:56532
10:57-438
16:59538
23:21-651
Tue, 2021 Jan 26
05:46576
11:50-458
17:48548
Wed, 2021 Jan 27
00:09-691
06:35636
12:40-500
18:37576
Thu, 2021 Jan 28
00:55-740
07:21704
13:29-558
19:25617
Fri, 2021 Jan 29
01:41-793
08:06775
14:16-625
20:13666
Sat, 2021 Jan 30
02:27-843
08:51840
15:02-694
21:01715
Sun, 2021 Jan 31
03:13-881
09:35892
15:48-757
21:49756
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Mon, 2021 Feb 01
04:00-901
10:21926
16:35-810
22:38785
Tue, 2021 Feb 02
04:48-899
11:07939
17:23-846
23:29797
Wed, 2021 Feb 03
05:37-873
11:55928
18:12-865
Thu, 2021 Feb 04
00:22793
06:29-828
12:45896
19:04-868
Fri, 2021 Feb 05
01:17776
07:24-769
13:38850
19:59-858
Sat, 2021 Feb 06
02:15755
08:22-708
14:33798
20:56-844
Sun, 2021 Feb 07
03:16738
09:23-656
15:32750
21:55-833

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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