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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

09 May 2021

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2025

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sun, 2021 May 09
04:54645
11:15-652
17:28569
23:31-555
Mon, 2021 May 10
05:40649
11:59-688
18:14610
Tue, 2021 May 11
00:17-568
06:22659
12:41-726
18:57655
Wed, 2021 May 12
01:00-586
07:03668
13:20-759
19:38697
Thu, 2021 May 13
01:43-602
07:43670
13:59-781
20:19728
Fri, 2021 May 14
02:24-609
08:23660
14:38-787
20:59745
Sat, 2021 May 15
03:06-605
09:03638
15:16-777
21:39746
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sun, 2021 May 16
03:47-590
09:43606
15:55-754
22:19735
Mon, 2021 May 17
04:29-571
10:24570
16:35-722
23:00717
Tue, 2021 May 18
05:12-554
11:07538
17:17-688
23:43700
Wed, 2021 May 19
05:57-547
11:54518
18:03-659
Thu, 2021 May 20
00:28690
06:45-559
12:45516
18:53-639
Fri, 2021 May 21
01:18692
07:37-593
13:41538
19:49-636
Sat, 2021 May 22
02:11711
08:32-653
14:41589
20:48-652

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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