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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

15 Dec 2019

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sun, 2019 Dec 15
03:29-931
09:53908
16:03-737
22:02763
Mon, 2019 Dec 16
04:16-941
10:40933
16:52-761
22:52761
Tue, 2019 Dec 17
05:05-927
11:29936
17:43-775
23:45747
Wed, 2019 Dec 18
05:56-892
12:20921
18:37-781
Thu, 2019 Dec 19
00:41727
06:51-842
13:13893
19:33-785
Fri, 2019 Dec 20
01:40707
07:49-786
14:09860
20:31-793
Sat, 2019 Dec 21
02:42698
08:49-736
15:07830
21:30-810
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sun, 2019 Dec 22
03:45705
09:51-699
16:05807
22:29-835
Mon, 2019 Dec 23
04:47730
10:53-681
17:03793
23:26-867
Tue, 2019 Dec 24
05:47767
11:52-679
17:59787
Wed, 2019 Dec 25
00:20-897
06:42808
12:49-688
18:52783
Thu, 2019 Dec 26
01:11-920
07:34846
13:41-701
19:42776
Fri, 2019 Dec 27
02:00-931
08:23872
14:32-711
20:31762
Sat, 2019 Dec 28
02:46-925
09:10885
15:19-715
21:18739

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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