Hot Water Beach is a truly unique Kiwi experience. Two hours either side of low tide visitors flock to the usually deserted Hot Water Beach to find hot water bubbling through the golden sand. Families, kids and couples can been seen digging their own spa pool in the sand to lie back in and relax while the steam from their hot pool envelops them.
Parking is available in three locations; The Main Beach carpark, Te Waiwai carpark and the Main Store carpark at Hot Water Beach. For those who are not so comfortable going alone, local operators provide fully guided half day and full day tours.