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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

28 Feb 2020

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Fri, 2020 Feb 28
04:47-707
11:01759
17:16-715
23:23647
Sat, 2020 Feb 29
05:27-668
11:39723
17:55-700
Sun, 2020 Mar 01
00:05626
06:08-619
12:18678
18:35-680
Mon, 2020 Mar 02
00:47603
06:51-569
12:58632
19:16-662
Tue, 2020 Mar 03
01:32585
07:36-528
13:42595
20:01-653
Wed, 2020 Mar 04
02:20580
08:25-503
14:29573
20:50-658
Thu, 2020 Mar 05
03:13595
09:19-502
15:23573
21:44-682
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Fri, 2020 Mar 06
04:09635
10:18-534
16:21600
22:41-729
Sat, 2020 Mar 07
05:06701
11:18-600
17:22658
23:40-795
Sun, 2020 Mar 08
06:04787
12:16-694
18:22739
Mon, 2020 Mar 09
00:38-873
07:00883
13:13-802
19:20831
Tue, 2020 Mar 10
01:34-949
07:54973
14:08-908
20:16918
Wed, 2020 Mar 11
02:29-1010
08:471042
15:01-996
21:11985
Thu, 2020 Mar 12
03:23-1041
09:381079
15:54-1052
22:051019

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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