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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 Oct 2021

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2025

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Mon, 2021 Oct 25
04:31-791
10:50742
16:57-619
22:57647
Tue, 2021 Oct 26
05:10-756
11:31717
17:39-579
23:38591
Wed, 2021 Oct 27
05:50-710
12:13682
18:23-536
Thu, 2021 Oct 28
00:21534
06:32-658
12:57646
19:10-500
Fri, 2021 Oct 29
01:06485
07:17-612
13:44618
19:58-481
Sat, 2021 Oct 30
01:56455
08:06-579
14:33606
20:50-489
Sun, 2021 Oct 31
02:50454
08:59-567
15:24617
21:44-530
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Mon, 2021 Nov 01
03:47488
09:55-583
16:17652
22:37-603
Tue, 2021 Nov 02
04:45558
10:53-626
17:10711
23:30-702
Wed, 2021 Nov 03
05:42656
11:49-690
18:03783
Thu, 2021 Nov 04
00:22-815
06:37769
12:44-763
18:55857
Fri, 2021 Nov 05
01:13-927
07:30879
13:38-832
19:46920
Sat, 2021 Nov 06
02:04-1021
08:22972
14:31-884
20:37960
Sun, 2021 Nov 07
02:54-1084
09:151034
15:24-910
21:29967

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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