Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach

Coromandel

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252 Rankers Reviews

226 Face-to-Face

19 Thermal Pools

6 Hahei

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Mass excavations - Hot Water Beach
Chilling in the home made pool - Hot Water Beach
High tide, so no hot water at the beach...

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Dig your own Natural Hot Pool

Hot Water Beach Thermal Hot Pools are dug from sand - right on the beach. Keep an eye on the tides (thermal area on the beach is only accessed at low tide). Then use your hands or hire spade to create your very own pool.

Hot Water beach is getting popular in peak season so if you prefer a more intimate experience then visit at night under the light of the moon. Enjoy!

WARNING It is not recommended to swim in the sea here due to very strong rips, there have been many drownings right in front of the hot water springs.

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North IslandCoromandelHahei

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  • Thermal Pools
  • Free

Reviews

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Mike

Ranking: 3/10

We arrived at the beach at 8 am and it was already way too crowded to dig a hot pool. Not a very big area at all, and would definitely recommend bringing a shovel.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Edward Lowe

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

Not worth the drive up the Coromandel Peninsula just for this, only go if you're also visiting somewhere else on the peninsula. The area where you can actually dig for hot water is about 10m x 10m, so is immediately full of people.
At least it is also a nice beach so we enjoyed our walk, but will give hot water beach a miss if we visit NZ again.
Go to the first car park down the hill from the road, as it is free and you can walk down the beach to the hot water area.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Patricio Vidal

Ranking: 10/10

We saw some videos and pictures of the place, but that was nothing compared to live it by yourself. We got there and soon tried to dig a hole in the sand to get some warm volcanic heated water, but we found *almost* boiling water just a few centimeters of the beach (where salt water was cold). It is a marvelous spectacle to have a hot bath with thermally heated water at the seashore. Something that you need to experience once in your lifetime.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in July 2018

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Jeny Smolders

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

We went to the beach at around 8:00pm. In a hot pool we watched the stars. You can cool off in the sea with glowing plankton around you. Very awesome.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Elli

Indonesia

Ranking: 5/10

Nice spot, too crowded for too small a space.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Gretha

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very strange, the water of the sea was cold and on the beach very warm/hot.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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David

France

Ranking: 10/10

It is a really amazing place. We can not see that anywhere else. When you dig in the sand, boiling water is coming!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Carina Weber

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Nothing special. The beach is not really beautiful, just some hot water springs!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Lea Celerier

France

Ranking: 8/10

Not too far from Auckland. I had this amazing experience. Went to this beach, you can dig a little bath with friends or tourists there and enjoy this hot water beach close to the sea! A moment of magic.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Rik van der Niet

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Nice phenomenon, but crowded and strongly overrated.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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May

Israel

Ranking: 4/10

We got there in the afternoon and waited for the time that the water gets hot. When the time came, there were a lot of people and it was crowded. The beach was beautiful and fun to sit and relax at but was worth the wait.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Matthew Palmer

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Quite fun to dig your own hot water pool. Nice weather would have made the view from the pool much better.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sybille

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Many people - gets very crowded.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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