Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach

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One of New Zealand's most unusual beaches, Hot Water Beach gets its name from the underground hot springs that filter up through the sand here. In the four-hour low tide period, visitors to the beach dig into the sand to allow hot water to reach the surface and create their own thermal spa pools. Don't worry if you haven't brought a shovel--you can buy or rent one from the nearby surf shop. Please exercise caution at all times as the hot springs sit close to the sea and bathers can be caught unawares by large waves even at low tide. Use our Hot Water Beach trip itinerary builder app to add Hot Water Beach and other attractions to your Hot Water Beach vacation plans.
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  • Always take care to dig relatively after on the water, so that cool sea water mixes with hot spring water. The hot water whispers through the sand from top to bottom. So if you don't mix cool water, sit in very hot water. Most of the time you can take over pit from other people and don't have to dig completely yourself.
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  • Brilliant experience bathing in hot water pools on the beach. Dig yourself a hole and step in. It's hotter than running a bath, great fun.  more »
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