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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

27 Feb 2024

Valid dates: 1 Sep 2007 -- 31 Dec 2025

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TimeTide
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Tue, 2024 Feb 27
03:29-699
09:45751
16:00-685
22:04632
Wed, 2024 Feb 28
04:09-690
10:23746
16:38-701
22:45636
Thu, 2024 Feb 29
04:49-664
11:00724
17:16-702
23:25630
Fri, 2024 Mar 01
05:28-626
11:38689
17:54-695
Sat, 2024 Mar 02
00:06617
06:08-583
12:15650
18:33-684
Sun, 2024 Mar 03
00:48603
06:51-540
12:56612
19:15-675
Mon, 2024 Mar 04
01:34594
07:37-507
13:41583
20:01-672
TimeTide
(msl mm)
Tue, 2024 Mar 05
02:24597
08:30-491
14:32568
20:54-681
Wed, 2024 Mar 06
03:20618
09:28-501
15:30573
21:52-707
Thu, 2024 Mar 07
04:20663
10:30-545
16:33608
22:53-753
Fri, 2024 Mar 08
05:20733
11:33-624
17:37673
23:55-817
Sat, 2024 Mar 09
06:19820
12:33-727
18:39760
Sun, 2024 Mar 10
00:54-889
07:16911
13:30-839
19:38852
Mon, 2024 Mar 11
01:51-954
08:10989
14:25-941
20:35932

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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