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Hot Water Beach

Literally the hotspot on the Coromandel Peninsula

Time: 5 mins

Grade: Easy

Start: Domain Road carpark (click to open Google Maps)

Te Puia or more commonly known as Hot Water Beach (just a few kilometres down the road from Hahei) is quite unique. There is a natural hot spring that runs under the sand and at low to mid tide you can dig a hole in the sand and make your own natural hot tub! The water under the sand is really hot so watch your toes. Check the time for the low tide for the best time to start digging.

Things to note:

The hot springs are only accessible at low tide but two hours each side of low tide should be a good time to dig your own spa.

  • Remember to use the toilets at the car parks. There are no toilets on the beach or within close proximity.
  • Please do not eat or drink in the hot pools
  • Pick up any rubbish in the Hot Water Beach area
  • Only swim between the flags if the Hot Water Beach Surf Life Saving Crew Service are on patrol.

We were picked up promptly from the terminal at Auckland airport and taken to the dept to collect our car. We were dealt with efficiently and friendly by the receptionist and within no time at all we were in our way. The car was very clean and in good condition. On our return again we were dealt with by the staff in a friendly and professional manner. I would definitely book with Ezi Car again.

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