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Address: Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
Description: This world famous beach at the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula contains...
This world famous beach at the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula contains two volcanic hot water springs that keep the water heated.
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Stunning but crowded

Kind of interesting party spirit as people vie for the best digging spots. The water was so hot! All the tourists from all the world pitched in and had a laugh. Worth doing to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Leeton
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Leeton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Kind of interesting party spirit as people vie for the best digging spots. The water was so hot! All the tourists from all the world pitched in and had a laugh. Worth doing to experience it. Beautiful beach for a swim.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

When I think about that moment on the beach it makes me laugh. It was a bit surreal and crazy. The hot area is very small and indirectly proportional to the amount of people trying to get the best spot to dig a whole. Kids, teenage, grandpas, mums, backpackers, posh, hippies, every body is welcome to this tiny part of... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We were very unlucky in that we came on a day where there really was no low tide. There was a cyclone just off Australia and, unfortunately, it made for some rough waters even at 6 pm on Hot Water Beach. Nevertheless, we still did our best to dig a hole (i.e. many many holes) only to have them demolished.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Family arrived at the right time to enjoy the receding tide and was able to create their own 'hot water' pool. Not overly crowded for the holiday time.

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PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was fun to do once but once we did it we moved on. We were amazed how HOT the water can be, so be careful.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

when i came here, i didn't think the water was going to be as hot as it was. soon as i hit the hot area (the area between the huge boulder in the water and on shore) it was super HOT! it was like walking over hot coals! we didn't understand how people could sit in such hot water. later... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The site is exceptional! It's fun to share it with people from all over the world. Unfortunately, a huge storm has 10 days ago removed a lot of sand and therefore it is difficult to dig your own hole... During the weeks to come, choose a day where the ocean is quiet in or to have the less waves as... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was an amazing & surreal experience. Standing ankle deep in cold water, letting your feet sink and feeling the hot creep in then having another wave come and wash cold over you again. A must do! but make sure you're there at low tide. Take a shovel if you want to dig a hole to sit in or just... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We arrived a bit late on a busy morning near low tide and all the good spots were gone. We dug a few holes in the sandy beach just to say we had done it, but were not rewarded with hot spring water. We did walk through the hot spring seepage on the beach and it was very hot. Wild... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

You have to cross a small but fast flowing stream to get onto the beach and it is advisable to cross it as far from the sea as possible as the current is weaker there. Some people fell over in the current closer to the sea. You need a big spade which you can hire for $5 from the coffee... More 

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