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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 Nov 2021

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2025

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sun, 2021 Nov 28
01:25477
07:31-602
13:56661
20:16-555
Mon, 2021 Nov 29
02:19487
08:24-586
14:46668
21:09-604
Tue, 2021 Nov 30
03:16528
09:21-592
15:40694
22:03-679
Wed, 2021 Dec 01
04:15599
10:20-623
16:34739
22:58-775
Thu, 2021 Dec 02
05:14695
11:20-674
17:30796
23:52-879
Fri, 2021 Dec 03
06:12803
12:18-738
18:25856
Sat, 2021 Dec 04
00:46-979
07:08908
13:15-801
19:20907
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Sun, 2021 Dec 05
01:39-1060
08:02996
14:11-854
20:14938
Mon, 2021 Dec 06
02:32-1110
08:561056
15:06-886
21:09942
Tue, 2021 Dec 07
03:25-1121
09:501079
16:01-892
22:03917
Wed, 2021 Dec 08
04:19-1091
10:431066
16:57-875
22:59865
Thu, 2021 Dec 09
05:12-1024
11:371020
17:53-838
23:55793
Fri, 2021 Dec 10
06:07-931
12:31951
18:49-790
Sat, 2021 Dec 11
00:53714
07:02-823
13:26870
19:47-742

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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