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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

26 Jul 2021

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2025

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Mon, 2021 Jul 26
02:00-795
08:02810
14:15-967
20:39965
Tue, 2021 Jul 27
02:52-812
08:54794
15:06-929
21:27949
Wed, 2021 Jul 28
03:42-811
09:46762
15:54-871
22:15911
Thu, 2021 Jul 29
04:31-795
10:36719
16:42-798
23:01856
Fri, 2021 Jul 30
05:19-766
11:25668
17:30-716
23:46790
Sat, 2021 Jul 31
06:06-729
12:15617
18:17-633
Sun, 2021 Aug 01
00:31720
06:53-692
13:05573
19:06-557
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Mon, 2021 Aug 02
01:17653
07:40-660
13:55542
19:56-497
Tue, 2021 Aug 03
02:04596
08:28-638
14:47530
20:47-456
Wed, 2021 Aug 04
02:52553
09:15-631
15:38538
21:40-439
Thu, 2021 Aug 05
03:41529
10:03-639
16:29565
22:33-446
Fri, 2021 Aug 06
04:31525
10:51-661
17:17609
23:23-475
Sat, 2021 Aug 07
05:20539
11:37-695
18:04663
Sun, 2021 Aug 08
00:12-520
06:08569
12:23-735
18:49721

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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