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Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach is best visited two hours either side of low-tide. If you arrive at high tide the hot springs will be under water. Spades can be hired at the local shop.

A truly unique experience that every visitor should seek out!

An underground river of hot water flows from the interior of the earth to surface in the Pacific Ocean at Hot Water Beach – a long white curve of sand located between Tairua and Whitianga. The stunning beach overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offshore Castle Island, with Pohutukawa-lined cliffs at either end of the beach.

Two hours on either side of low tide visitors flock to the usually deserted Hot Water Beach to find hot water bubbling through the golden sand. Families, kids and couples can be seen digging their own spa pool in the sand to lie back in and relax while the steam from their hot pool envelops them.

With the ebb and flow of the tide, each individually created hot pool is washed away clearing the way for the next influx of visitors.

Before you go to Hot Water Beach

Within two hours either side of low tide visitors flock to the usually deserted Hot Water Beach to find hot water bubbling through the golden sand. Families, kids and couples can be seen digging their own spa pool in the sand and relaxing in the natural springs. Often rated as one of the world’s most renowned beaches – this is one experience that should be on your bucket list. A truly unique Kiwi experience that every New Zealander should experience at least once in their lifetime!

The beach also boasts some great surf, cruisy cafés and art galleries and is only a 5 minute drive to another Coromandel ‘must do’ – Cathedral Cove.

Details

  • This is a free activity
  • Best visited two hours either side of low-tide
  • Explore nearby Hahei shopping

Location

Hot Water Beach

Pye Place
Hot Water Beach 3510
New Zealand

Upcoming Events

  • Movies in the Park

    From 30th December 2023
    We’ve got your Saturday nights covered over summer with Movies In The Park at The Family. Starting 30th December from 8:45pm Weekly.
  • Board Game Evenings

    From 15th December 2023
    A great way to meet new people, have a heap of fun while enjoying amazing desserts and hot drinks from the cafe!
  • Christmas Carols

    23rd December at 7PM
    Let’s celebrate the reason for the season together. Christmas Carols at The Family, 23rd December 7PM to 8PM.

Other Must See and Do Activites

New Chum Beach

As you make you way over the headland to find this place all to yourself, you will understand why New Chum was voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches.

Cathedral Cove Water Taxi

Cathedral Cove Water Taxi is the only boat ride onto the sand at Cathedral Cove. Embrace a rare opportunity to see Cathedral Cove with small numbers. Get the best of both worlds. See Cathedral Cove from the boat and get dropped on the beach.

Ferry Landing to Shakespeare Cliff

Ferry Landing to Shakespeare Cliff via Maramaratotara Track. The first part of this walk takes you up Whitianga Rock, home to an interesting pa site.