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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

11 Jul 2020

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sat, 2020 Jul 11
05:09-690
11:10607
17:15-705
23:36771
Sun, 2020 Jul 12
05:55-665
11:59564
18:01-634
Mon, 2020 Jul 13
00:20717
06:42-643
12:48528
18:49-569
Tue, 2020 Jul 14
01:05666
07:28-626
13:38506
19:38-514
Wed, 2020 Jul 15
01:51622
08:15-620
14:29502
20:28-477
Thu, 2020 Jul 16
02:37590
09:02-628
15:20520
21:20-461
Fri, 2020 Jul 17
03:25574
09:49-653
16:11558
22:12-469
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sat, 2020 Jul 18
04:14577
10:36-692
17:00614
23:03-499
Sun, 2020 Jul 19
05:02597
11:23-743
17:48683
23:53-548
Mon, 2020 Jul 20
05:51632
12:10-801
18:35759
Tue, 2020 Jul 21
00:43-609
06:41676
12:57-857
19:22832
Wed, 2020 Jul 22
01:32-677
07:30723
13:45-904
20:09896
Thu, 2020 Jul 23
02:21-742
08:21764
14:34-934
20:57943
Fri, 2020 Jul 24
03:10-799
09:12795
15:23-942
21:45967

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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