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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

24 Jun 2021

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2025

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TimeTide
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Thu, 2021 Jun 24
05:32863
11:53-1013
18:17936
Fri, 2021 Jun 25
00:25-790
06:29883
12:48-1055
19:13993
Sat, 2021 Jun 26
01:22-823
07:24889
13:42-1069
20:071025
Sun, 2021 Jun 27
02:18-842
08:19875
14:35-1052
20:591028
Mon, 2021 Jun 28
03:12-843
09:14840
15:27-1004
21:511002
Tue, 2021 Jun 29
04:06-826
10:08788
16:18-930
22:42952
Wed, 2021 Jun 30
04:59-794
11:01724
17:10-839
23:32886
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Thu, 2021 Jul 01
05:51-755
11:55658
18:01-741
Fri, 2021 Jul 02
00:21812
06:42-715
12:49597
18:52-647
Sat, 2021 Jul 03
01:10739
07:33-680
13:43552
19:44-567
Sun, 2021 Jul 04
01:58674
08:23-657
14:36526
20:35-507
Mon, 2021 Jul 05
02:46624
09:12-647
15:29523
21:27-471
Tue, 2021 Jul 06
03:34589
09:59-653
16:19542
22:19-458
Wed, 2021 Jul 07
04:21571
10:44-670
17:07577
23:09-466

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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