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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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It was very good, even tough it was a bit cold. I went there before the low tide, You will need to check the low tide / high tide to avoid going there during high tide, otherwise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Quite a nice beach, missed the hot water part though. Busy even so! Nice cafe nearby with big bagels!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It was very good, even tough it was a bit cold. I went there before the low tide, You will need to check the low tide / high tide to avoid going there during high tide, otherwise you may loose the chance to enjoy it. At the right spot you can feel the heat of the water coming up, just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Make sure you hit the tide right, as close to low as possible. There is additional free parking down the hill a little.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

As per other comments, only a small spot where the hot water is present and 100 people climbing over the top of each other to get a piece of it. A bit over rated, have a bath if you want to sit in hot water!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A lovely sleeply little beach but tourist must be aware of the dangers of the rips. The life guards do a wonderful job of watching out for people but you still need to be very careful. Digging a hole in the sand and discovering the magical hot water is great. Awesome to visit in the winter on a warm summers... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I visited Hot Water Beach as part of a full day tour of the Coromandel Peninsular which originated in Auckland. We timed our arrival well for the low tide and it was fascinating to bury your feed into the sand and feel the heat. Any more than about 200mm down and it very quickly became too hot to leave your... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We got to Hot Water Beach mabye 1.5hrs before the low tide and the beach was already rammed. I would suggest getting there even earlier and wait untill the sea goes out and be one of the first people to start digging. We ended up getting a spot where there was hot water just before the tide coming back in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We got there at low tide only to find the hot water spot taken up by a group of youngsters. We went searching for hot spots but there wasn't any. When the group left we went over to have a feel however the tide was then coming back in. When it's hot, it's real hot. A good experience but not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Travelled from Whitianga to hot water beach and it was a 35 minutes drive. Unfortunately it was raining and the weather was a bit cold but that was ok. You must be there at low tide otherwise you will have problems. Take a spade from your hotel so you do not have to hire.

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Halle (Saale), Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

we hadn't exspected to have so much fun at a beach! The water was really hot and we had to be careful, but we enjoyed it very much.

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