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A visit to New Zealand is not complete without soaking in a hot pool you have created with your own hands - at the world renowned Hot Water Beach.

Hot Water Beach Top 10 is a family owned and operated Holiday Park, located just 700 metres from one of the top surf beaches on the stunning Coromandel Peninsula.

Our holiday park accommodation has a wide range of choices to satisfy the needs of all travellers. From our deluxe family villas, deluxe villas, ensuite villas, two or three bedroom motel, ensuite units, deluxe cabins, standard cabins, backpacker lodge, through to powered and non powered sites.

Most of our well-sheltered sites are 10m x 10m, so there is plenty of room for all your camping gear - even the boat! We've got a great range of on-site facilities, and we're within walking distance from the cafes and art shops.

Free spade hire is available.

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Email: info@hotwaterbeachtop10.co.nz

Website: Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

Phone: 0800 246 823

Phone (intl): +64 7 866 3116

Whitianga Address:
790 Hot Water Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, Whitianga 3591

111 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 9.

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Chelsea's avatar

Chelsea

Ranking: 8/10

We spent a night here to recharge our battery, do washing and showers. The facilities were great, the owners friendly. The kitchen was stocked with utensils but no washing liquid.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Michael McMahon

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This is a great little destination spot. The park is pretty big but located back in the trees so it is quiet at night. There is an on site fish and chips and burger shack. They have all the necessary facilities and a very helpful staff. Hot water beach is a pleasant 10 minute walk through the woods and there are glow worms in the rocks at night. Nice spot. The kitchen gets a lot of action!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Michael,
Thanks for your awesome review - hope you had a wonderful holiday.
Many Thanks
Lynette

Eversons's avatar

Eversons

Ranking: 9/10

Very convenient for hot water beach... just a walk away. Large busy site but pitches are big and private. Good showers. Friendly staff. Camp shop. Fish chips and breakfast available.

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in February 2018

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Eversons,
Thanks so much for your 9/10.
Great that you had a good time.
Cheers
Lynette

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Magenta McHalick's avatar

Magenta McHalick

Ranking: 8/10

Good clean facilities but quite expensive. $26 per person for non powered site. $5 shovel rental + $20 refunded deposit. Hot water beach within short walking distance but gets really crowded, you have to show up 2 hours before low tide to find a good spot for a hole. Very touristy and more family oriented.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Magenta,
Thank you for your review. Hot water Beach can be crowded during summer as the higher accommodation prices on the Coromandel.
We do run a family orientated holiday park, but cater for all travellers.
Many Thanks
Lynette

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Shira LA

Ranking: 9/10

The food stand was nice and unique, and selling food at the reception was convenient; The kitchen was over-crowded at dinner, and with such a large park should consider adding a kitchen. The showers over-crowded when everyone returns from the sea together. renting shovels was nice. One of our favorite parks in NZ

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in January 2018

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi there Shira,
Thanks for your review. The Coromandel does get crowded over summer as it is a popular holiday destination for all.
We do have 2 kitchens in the holiday park as well as extra BBQ's for the guests use and 22 showers around the park so we do our best to accommodate all.
Awesome that we are one of your favourite parks.
Thanks
Lynette

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Alyson Reid

Ranking: 7/10

$52 for two adults for an unpowered spot. The campground is very busy in the summer, as is the beach. The campground is basically just a big open field. The shower and toilet facilities are shared amongst the entire holiday park but they are clean.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Alyson
Thank you for your review.
We cater for all guests from fully self contained accommodation to specified powered and non powered sites. The Outback camping is on an open field and is only used for camping when we run out of specified spaces or we are booked up or guests ask to go to that area. We have 2 kitchens and 22 showers around the park.
Kind Regards
Lynette

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Kimberley Timberlake

Ranking: 9/10

This was our favourite camp site on the North Island! My husband and I stayed here the 1st night due to location and then the 2nd night because we liked the area so much and didn’t want to leave this camp! It is in a beautiful location and only a short walk via trail or road to Hot Water Beach. Powered camper van sites here are large and clean and come with a nice picnic table. The community kitchen is quite large and was always clean. The bathrooms were clean and there was never a line for toilets or showers. The hot showers are free but limited to 5 minutes. This is enough time, you just have to move fast! It is in line with the camp’s ideals for conservation of resources and green living. 😊 There many are recycling bins throughout the site. Staff is friendly and helpful. There is a small store on site with groceries and snacks. We didn’t buy food there, but we did purchase some local craft beers available there! There is playground equipment for kids (or adults, haha! We tried the bounce pillow and the swings and had great fun!) You must try Fish n Chips for dinner while you are here. The fish and chips were amazing and reasonably priced. Only drawback is that the WiFi is unreliable, as others have mentioned. It works, but kicks you off frequently. Not a big deal, really. We highly recommend this place and would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed 11 months ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Kimberley,
Thanks so much for your awesome review and appreciation of our efforts to maintain a sustainable environment for our guests and community. Yes the wifi can be difficult and we as a company appreciate this. However we are remote, located in a dip and surrounded by trees, but are working on regional council to consider us when installing more technology to the area.
Kind Regards
Lynette

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Jye Hurrell

Ranking: 9/10

Front desk staff were very helpful and ensured a quick check in, kitchen was very well equipped and modern, nice facilities all round - if you want to see the hot water beach, be sure to go down at low tide, and do yourself a favour - hire a spade, I think they were $20 deposit, with a $5 dollar hire fee? Made all the difference.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Jye,
Thanks for the great rating and appreciation of our park.
Many Thanks
Lynette

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Liz Quilty

Ranking: 5/10

Nothing to do other than visit the beach. The beach is half a km walk vs the advertised 'just down the road', and it's not a particularly nice beach.
Staff were friendly and helpful, but the place we boring with no cell signal. Paid for wifi, but that was not working most of the time, so waste of money.
Showers limited to 5 mins, but were clean, as were the toilets.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Julia Kurtz's avatar

Julia Kurtz

Ranking: 9/10

Nice staff and great place. Clean facilities and family showers. Great play area for kids. Walking distance to hot water beach. Only downside is its pricy and there is always a short line at the office, even off season. But we would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Julia,
Thanks for your review. We do our best to satisfy our guests and their families. We work hard on keeping our holiday park up to standard and because we are off the beaten track it is vital that we keep our infrastructure continuously up to date.
Hope to see you again soon.
Cheers
Lynette

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Dave Rollison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A great site for visiting the hot water beach and the surrounding area. We arrived at midday and were welcomed in a very friendly manner. Our motorhome pitch was of average size but was quite adequate for a single night's stay. The bathroom facilities were excellent - especially the presence of unisex showers (4 separate cubicles) which allowed much better utilisation of the facilities and avoided any queueing in the morning. Free spade were provided for Top 10 club members.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi there Dave,
Thanks so much for this review, it is great to hear appreciation of all the hard work we do to keep our guests happy.
Many thanks
Lynette

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Fabio Flepp

Ranking: 7/10

Of course the best place to stay to visit hot water beach. Shovels to rent for 5NZD. Loved the showers especially after having been to the beach at night. The huts seem very nice, but the tenting area that we stayed on was just squeezed in. No free wifi.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ian McCaskill

Ranking: 7/10

Very helpful staff. Great fun on the beach. Didn't have to dig a hole for the hot bath,It was easy to share in one that had already been dug.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Products

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Deluxe Family Villas

A wonderful choice of accommodation, especially for families who like to indulge a little while on holiday.

Medium

Deluxe Villas

A wonderful choice of accommodation, especially for couples who like to indulge a little while on holiday.

Medium

Deluxe Cabins

Our deluxe cabins are uniquely designed and hand crafted from New Zealand grown timber. These are a rewarding option for the traveller on a tighter budget.

Medium

En-Suite Units

Our en-suite units are a great choice for families, with full bathroom facilities and sleeping four people.

Medium

Family Cabins

Our family cabins are clean, affordable and are ideal for families or groups travelling together.

Medium

Queen, Trio & Twin Cabins

Our queen cabins are clean, affordable and are perfect for couples. Our twin cabins contain twin beds, sleeping two people and our trio cabin option contains a trio bunk set sleeping up to three people.

Medium

Backpackers Lodge

Finish your day chilling out on the sprawling deck of the brand new, purpose built, self-contained backpacker lodges at Hot Water Beach, just a couple of minutes walk from the beach.

Medium

Powered Camp Sites

Powered sites are designed for the modern camper. Eight of these are drive-through, so there is no awkward reversing required for larger campervans or motorhomes!

Medium

Non-Powered Sites

Our non-powered sites are great for tents of all sizes, as well as vans or motorhomes that require no power, looking for a safe haven for a night or two.

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    Deluxe Family Villas

    A wonderful choice of accommodation, especially for families who like to indulge a little while on holiday.

    Base Rate (4 persons) $280/day
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    Deluxe Villas

    A wonderful choice of accommodation, especially for couples who like to indulge a little while on holiday.

    Base Rate (4 persons) $280/day
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    Deluxe Cabins

    Our deluxe cabins are uniquely designed and hand crafted from New Zealand grown timber. These are a rewarding option for the traveller on a tighter budget.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $100/day
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    En-Suite Units

    Our en-suite units are a great choice for families, with full bathroom facilities and sleeping four people.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $150/day
    Extra adult $25/day
    Extra child $25/day
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    Family Cabins

    Our family cabins are clean, affordable and are ideal for families or groups travelling together.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $100/day
    Extra adult $25/day
    Extra child $25/day
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    Queen, Trio & Twin Cabins

    Our queen cabins are clean, affordable and are perfect for couples. Our twin cabins contain twin beds, sleeping two people and our trio cabin option contains a trio bunk set sleeping up to three people.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $90/day
    Extra Adult $25/day
    Extra Child $25/day
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    Backpackers Lodge

    Finish your day chilling out on the sprawling deck of the brand new, purpose built, self-contained backpacker lodges at Hot Water Beach, just a couple of minutes walk from the beach.

    Adult/Child $30/day
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    Powered Camp Sites

    Powered sites are designed for the modern camper. Eight of these are drive-through, so there is no awkward reversing required for larger campervans or motorhomes!

    Adult $22/day
    Child $12/day
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    Non-Powered Sites

    Our non-powered sites are great for tents of all sizes, as well as vans or motorhomes that require no power, looking for a safe haven for a night or two.

    Adult $22/day
    Child $12/day

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Chelsea's avatar

Chelsea

Ranking: 8/10

We spent a night here to recharge our battery, do washing and showers. The facilities were great, the owners friendly. The kitchen was stocked with utensils but no washing liquid.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Michael McMahon

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This is a great little destination spot. The park is pretty big but located back in the trees so it is quiet at night. There is an on site fish and chips and burger shack. They have all the necessary facilities and a very helpful staff. Hot water beach is a pleasant 10 minute walk through the woods and there are glow worms in the rocks at night. Nice spot. The kitchen gets a lot of action!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Michael,
Thanks for your awesome review - hope you had a wonderful holiday.
Many Thanks
Lynette

Eversons's avatar

Eversons

Ranking: 9/10

Very convenient for hot water beach... just a walk away. Large busy site but pitches are big and private. Good showers. Friendly staff. Camp shop. Fish chips and breakfast available.

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in February 2018

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Eversons,
Thanks so much for your 9/10.
Great that you had a good time.
Cheers
Lynette

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Magenta McHalick's avatar

Magenta McHalick

Ranking: 8/10

Good clean facilities but quite expensive. $26 per person for non powered site. $5 shovel rental + $20 refunded deposit. Hot water beach within short walking distance but gets really crowded, you have to show up 2 hours before low tide to find a good spot for a hole. Very touristy and more family oriented.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Magenta,
Thank you for your review. Hot water Beach can be crowded during summer as the higher accommodation prices on the Coromandel.
We do run a family orientated holiday park, but cater for all travellers.
Many Thanks
Lynette

Shira LA's avatar

Shira LA

Ranking: 9/10

The food stand was nice and unique, and selling food at the reception was convenient; The kitchen was over-crowded at dinner, and with such a large park should consider adding a kitchen. The showers over-crowded when everyone returns from the sea together. renting shovels was nice. One of our favorite parks in NZ

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in January 2018

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi there Shira,
Thanks for your review. The Coromandel does get crowded over summer as it is a popular holiday destination for all.
We do have 2 kitchens in the holiday park as well as extra BBQ's for the guests use and 22 showers around the park so we do our best to accommodate all.
Awesome that we are one of your favourite parks.
Thanks
Lynette

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Alyson Reid's avatar

Alyson Reid

Ranking: 7/10

$52 for two adults for an unpowered spot. The campground is very busy in the summer, as is the beach. The campground is basically just a big open field. The shower and toilet facilities are shared amongst the entire holiday park but they are clean.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Alyson
Thank you for your review.
We cater for all guests from fully self contained accommodation to specified powered and non powered sites. The Outback camping is on an open field and is only used for camping when we run out of specified spaces or we are booked up or guests ask to go to that area. We have 2 kitchens and 22 showers around the park.
Kind Regards
Lynette

Kimberley Timberlake's avatar

Kimberley Timberlake

Ranking: 9/10

This was our favourite camp site on the North Island! My husband and I stayed here the 1st night due to location and then the 2nd night because we liked the area so much and didn’t want to leave this camp! It is in a beautiful location and only a short walk via trail or road to Hot Water Beach. Powered camper van sites here are large and clean and come with a nice picnic table. The community kitchen is quite large and was always clean. The bathrooms were clean and there was never a line for toilets or showers. The hot showers are free but limited to 5 minutes. This is enough time, you just have to move fast! It is in line with the camp’s ideals for conservation of resources and green living. 😊 There many are recycling bins throughout the site. Staff is friendly and helpful. There is a small store on site with groceries and snacks. We didn’t buy food there, but we did purchase some local craft beers available there! There is playground equipment for kids (or adults, haha! We tried the bounce pillow and the swings and had great fun!) You must try Fish n Chips for dinner while you are here. The fish and chips were amazing and reasonably priced. Only drawback is that the WiFi is unreliable, as others have mentioned. It works, but kicks you off frequently. Not a big deal, really. We highly recommend this place and would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed 11 months ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Kimberley,
Thanks so much for your awesome review and appreciation of our efforts to maintain a sustainable environment for our guests and community. Yes the wifi can be difficult and we as a company appreciate this. However we are remote, located in a dip and surrounded by trees, but are working on regional council to consider us when installing more technology to the area.
Kind Regards
Lynette

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Jye Hurrell's avatar

Jye Hurrell

Ranking: 9/10

Front desk staff were very helpful and ensured a quick check in, kitchen was very well equipped and modern, nice facilities all round - if you want to see the hot water beach, be sure to go down at low tide, and do yourself a favour - hire a spade, I think they were $20 deposit, with a $5 dollar hire fee? Made all the difference.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Jye,
Thanks for the great rating and appreciation of our park.
Many Thanks
Lynette

Liz Quilty's avatar

Liz Quilty

Ranking: 5/10

Nothing to do other than visit the beach. The beach is half a km walk vs the advertised 'just down the road', and it's not a particularly nice beach.
Staff were friendly and helpful, but the place we boring with no cell signal. Paid for wifi, but that was not working most of the time, so waste of money.
Showers limited to 5 mins, but were clean, as were the toilets.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Julia Kurtz's avatar

Julia Kurtz

Ranking: 9/10

Nice staff and great place. Clean facilities and family showers. Great play area for kids. Walking distance to hot water beach. Only downside is its pricy and there is always a short line at the office, even off season. But we would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Julia,
Thanks for your review. We do our best to satisfy our guests and their families. We work hard on keeping our holiday park up to standard and because we are off the beaten track it is vital that we keep our infrastructure continuously up to date.
Hope to see you again soon.
Cheers
Lynette

Dave Rollison's avatar

Dave Rollison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A great site for visiting the hot water beach and the surrounding area. We arrived at midday and were welcomed in a very friendly manner. Our motorhome pitch was of average size but was quite adequate for a single night's stay. The bathroom facilities were excellent - especially the presence of unisex showers (4 separate cubicles) which allowed much better utilisation of the facilities and avoided any queueing in the morning. Free spade were provided for Top 10 club members.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi there Dave,
Thanks so much for this review, it is great to hear appreciation of all the hard work we do to keep our guests happy.
Many thanks
Lynette

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is open for business… Visit Website …now's your chance to take a closer look.

Fabio Flepp's avatar

Fabio Flepp

Ranking: 7/10

Of course the best place to stay to visit hot water beach. Shovels to rent for 5NZD. Loved the showers especially after having been to the beach at night. The huts seem very nice, but the tenting area that we stayed on was just squeezed in. No free wifi.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Ian McCaskill's avatar

Ian McCaskill

Ranking: 7/10

Very helpful staff. Great fun on the beach. Didn't have to dig a hole for the hot bath,It was easy to share in one that had already been dug.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Products

Medium

Deluxe Family Villas

A wonderful choice of accommodation, especially for families who like to indulge a little while on holiday.

Medium

Deluxe Villas

A wonderful choice of accommodation, especially for couples who like to indulge a little while on holiday.

Medium

Deluxe Cabins

Our deluxe cabins are uniquely designed and hand crafted from New Zealand grown timber. These are a rewarding option for the traveller on a tighter budget.

Medium

En-Suite Units

Our en-suite units are a great choice for families, with full bathroom facilities and sleeping four people.

Medium

Family Cabins

Our family cabins are clean, affordable and are ideal for families or groups travelling together.

Medium

Queen, Trio & Twin Cabins

Our queen cabins are clean, affordable and are perfect for couples. Our twin cabins contain twin beds, sleeping two people and our trio cabin option contains a trio bunk set sleeping up to three people.

Medium

Backpackers Lodge

Finish your day chilling out on the sprawling deck of the brand new, purpose built, self-contained backpacker lodges at Hot Water Beach, just a couple of minutes walk from the beach.

Medium

Powered Camp Sites

Powered sites are designed for the modern camper. Eight of these are drive-through, so there is no awkward reversing required for larger campervans or motorhomes!

Medium

Non-Powered Sites

Our non-powered sites are great for tents of all sizes, as well as vans or motorhomes that require no power, looking for a safe haven for a night or two.