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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

01 Jul 2022

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2025

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Fri, 2022 Jul 01
02:09-556
08:03581
14:15-761
20:42751
Sat, 2022 Jul 02
02:52-571
08:46571
14:56-749
21:22757
Sun, 2022 Jul 03
03:35-580
09:29557
15:37-725
22:03751
Mon, 2022 Jul 04
04:17-586
10:12541
16:18-693
22:42736
Tue, 2022 Jul 05
04:59-592
10:56530
17:01-658
23:23719
Wed, 2022 Jul 06
05:41-604
11:42527
17:45-625
Thu, 2022 Jul 07
00:05705
06:25-628
12:30538
18:33-600
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Fri, 2022 Jul 08
00:50698
07:12-664
13:22565
19:24-586
Sat, 2022 Jul 09
01:39701
08:03-715
14:18609
20:21-587
Sun, 2022 Jul 10
02:31715
08:56-777
15:16672
21:20-607
Mon, 2022 Jul 11
03:28739
09:52-848
16:16750
22:21-646
Tue, 2022 Jul 12
04:26773
10:49-921
17:15837
23:22-700
Wed, 2022 Jul 13
05:25813
11:46-988
18:12921
Thu, 2022 Jul 14
00:22-762
06:24850
12:43-1039
19:09992

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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