Hot Water Beach

  • Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry
    "your own spade"(2 Tips)
    "Unfortunately a bit crowded during low tide but worth checking out!"(3 Tips)
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  • hot springs
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  • Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry
    First check the tides and plan to arrive 2hrs either side of low tide if the tide is really low. Take your own spade to dig deeper and faster to claim your spot and create your own private spa.
  • Cristian B.
    Cristian BuxtonNovember 25, 2014
    Great place to grab something to eat at the parking lot while you wait for 2 or 1:30 before the low tide. After that just rent a spade and start digging. Its all about locación, not depth.
  • Simple Discoveries
    Simple DiscoveriesFebruary 23, 2016
    Be sure to show within 2 hours either side of low tide. We did not, but still got to dig a small foot pool. Look for the rocks for the best spot ;).
  • kartik s.
    kartik sJanuary 9
    Make sure you bring a shovel, towels, a couple of able bodied adventure seeking folks. Look for the stream of boiling water, then dig a hole in the sand near it (mix the hot and cold water for bliss)
  • Tin Kian T.
    Tin Kian TanFebruary 4, 2013
    Check the tide tables before going. The best time is to arrive 2 hours before low ride
  • Sonja
    SonjaDecember 12, 2015
    Unfortunately a bit crowded during low tide but worth checking out! Careful, the hot springs are very hot in places.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.July 12
    Lots of good fun for everyone. When you find a really hot spot, beware... It will burn you.
  • Ayluz
    AyluzDecember 9, 2015
    Make sure to go during low tide! Coooool experience.
  • Emma K.
    Emma KirkmanDecember 22, 2010
    Gets very busy in the summer but try the evening/ late night high tide instead!
  • Hendrik B.
    Hendrik BreitbarthDecember 29, 2016
    Interesting nature activity but lots of people around there. Be there early!
  • Florian Z.
    Florian ZieglerDecember 12, 2015
    Crazy crowded. Definitely be there during low tide. No point otherwise.
  • Flavio A.
    Flavio AlvarengaMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you get at the beach during the low tide.
  • LF L.
    LF Loh ✨June 8, 2013
    Some spot may get really hot ... Try to dig somewhere around that spot
  • Ian P.
    Ian PlekkerMarch 30, 2014
    Come here early!! Dig your hole before the crowds arrive :)
  • Kerry W.
    Kerry WengJune 20
    This is pretty cool. Dig a hot spring pool, grab couple drinks and relax
  • Josh A.
    Josh AFebruary 27, 2015
    Ouch! Got stung by some nasty sand-laden critter. The view is nice but due to high waves we couldn't even enjoy the hot water.
  • Karen L.
    Karen L.February 9, 2016
    Slightly touristy and crowded in the hot water area.
  • Jas
    JasAugust 20, 2014
    Be careful it's really hot! Make the right mix between hot water and sea water.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BoeltDecember 21, 2016
    Overrated beach and the hot water digging has to many tourist, i was dissapointed
  • Kristoffer R.
    Kristoffer RimandoFebruary 3, 2012
    Should check first the low tide
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