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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

11 Dec 2018

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2020

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TimeTide
(msl mm)
Tue, 2018 Dec 11
04:05-839
10:28823
16:38-660
22:36651
Wed, 2018 Dec 12
04:46-798
11:09801
17:22-640
23:20606
Thu, 2018 Dec 13
05:28-744
11:52767
18:07-615
Fri, 2018 Dec 14
00:05558
06:12-683
12:35726
18:53-590
Sat, 2018 Dec 15
00:52514
06:56-622
13:19684
19:39-573
Sun, 2018 Dec 16
01:41483
07:43-569
14:04649
20:26-571
Mon, 2018 Dec 17
02:32473
08:33-532
14:51629
21:15-590
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Tue, 2018 Dec 18
03:24490
09:25-518
15:40628
22:04-633
Wed, 2018 Dec 19
04:18536
10:19-530
16:30649
22:53-699
Thu, 2018 Dec 20
05:11610
11:14-568
17:21689
23:43-782
Fri, 2018 Dec 21
06:03704
12:08-628
18:13744
Sat, 2018 Dec 22
00:33-873
06:55807
13:01-700
19:05803
Sun, 2018 Dec 23
01:24-960
07:47907
13:55-773
19:57857
Mon, 2018 Dec 24
02:14-1031
08:38992
14:48-838
20:50897

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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