Travel Blogs from Hot Water Beach, New Zealand

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Boiling Ourselves in a Self-dug Pool, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Boiling Ourselves in a Self-dug Pool

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... tide so we decided to leave that for the next day and went back to have a short nap at the campsite before wandering over to hot water beach. At low tide later in the afternoon we made our way to the spot where the sand gets hot. There were quite a few ...

Hot Water....not, Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cover, New Zealand travel blog

Hot Water....not

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... and around the rocks, and my pictures in the sunshine should be better than before (not that they were bad lat time!) Onto Hot Water Beach, shovel in hand, but this time the tide remained stubbornly high - so there was no was you could dig your hole ...

Agua Caliente Naturales, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Agua Caliente Naturales

A travel blog entry by thelees

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Getting ourselves in to hot water, Hot Water Beach, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Getting ourselves in to hot water

A travel blog entry by lucy_and_matt

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... spring was now in full swing it still wasn't quite sunbathing weather, we did however get our swimming gear on for the famous hot water beach. Two hours either side of low tide you can dig your own hole in the sand (with a spade you rent) and create your ...

Living the Dream, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Living the Dream

A travel blog entry by thomco02

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So I gave surfing another try. And as they say in New Zealand, I was complete rubbish. I made it to Hot Water Beach yesterday afternoon after spending the morning exploring Whitianga's Bike Park without my beloved bicycle; I am trying to be strong... But ...

Forgotten Entry, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Forgotten Entry

A travel blog entry by thomco02

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... just offshore. The hike itself was pretty easy, but it was nice addition to the afternoon. On the way back to Hot Water Beach, I picked up a German hitchhiker and took him to the ferry landing at Cooks Beach. He was a strange man with parachute pants, ...

Monz, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Monz

A travel blog entry by ramblingharveys

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... to wish we had much more time to explore this beautiful and very scenic area of the North Island. We planned to reach Hot Water Beach that night and arrived just as the sun was about to set. The beach is famous for the geothermal activity close to ...

Therapy on the beach, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Therapy on the beach

A travel blog entry by jundan

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... -shower. After climbing back up the hill and making it without any mishaps other than muddy feet, we headed back over to hot water beach - basically in certain places on this beach during low tide you can dig yourself a hole in the sand which will fill up ...

getting into hot water, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

getting into hot water

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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  We'd heard that Hot Water Beach is a place not to be missed, so headed to the nearby village of Hahei where we checked into the fantastic Tatahi Lodge backpackers, and Richard the manager issued us with a spade and sent us off to the ...

Hot Pool Heaven on Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Hot Pool Heaven on Hot Water Beach

A travel blog entry by yellowbrickroad

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We had read about Hot Water Beach in the guide book and just HAD to check it out! It is a beach where, at 2 hours either side of the tide, you can dig a hole in the sand and- VOILA! - you have your very own hot pool. Luckily we had gotten to the beach at ...

Dig your own hole!, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Dig your own hole!

A travel blog entry by maireadandconor

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Today we left the Bay of Islands and headed to the Coromandel Peninsula. After a long drive we arrived at Hot Water Beach where thermal waters brew just below the sand. We joined the crowd with our rented spade and dug a 2 foot hole. After all the hard ...

Gorgeous beach, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Gorgeous beach

A travel blog entry by lauranikol

Collected rams horn shells and watched ...

Hot water engineering.., Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Hot water engineering..

A travel blog entry by jimrob

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... it would be more interesting to go up the west side of the peninsula, cross over half way up to the east side, then onto Hot Water Beach.  It was quite a slow drive up the west coast but worse was to come.  We turned off to do the cross country ...

Emerald Cove, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Emerald Cove

A travel blog entry by eandx

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... a water powered clock works (X) or racing down from a 40 metre flying fox (E). Continuing our travels after all the fun to Hot Water Beach, only to find out that we had missed low tide. Apparently at low tide you should dig a hole near the waterline ...

A Sad Day, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

A Sad Day

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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Today's blog will be very short in light of the very sad news about Shaggy. We found a quiet place and raised a glass to celebrate his life and remember a dear friend. Being so far away, we can only send our love ...

Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Hot Water Beach

A travel blog entry by katandben

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... life in Auckland, we hopped on our first Kiwi Experience bus this morning feeling a little worse for wear. We soon arrived at Hot Water Beach though and decided to go sea kayaking. We had a great time! Seriously hard work though! We knew we were unfit, ...

The camper van journey begins (eventually)!, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

The camper van journey begins (eventually)!

A travel blog entry by rob-heulwen

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... a fabulous afternoon weather wise but we spent most of it in camper van hire place, the supermarket and the 2.5 hr journey to "hot water beach" on the Coromandel Peninsular. We arrived at 9pm just as it got dark and it was a journey with lots of double ...

Pinky Bum Time, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Pinky Bum Time

A travel blog entry by stephanddave

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... another early start and our new driver Scotty, also known as 'Nancy' or 'Nancy Boy', we set off for today's destination Hot Water Beach. We were both very excited for this stop and intrigued to witness the hot water pools for ourselves. We had a quick ...

Perfect sunny day, perfect beach!, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Perfect sunny day, perfect beach!

A travel blog entry by garyandjenny

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... cliffs on the way.    A few kilometres down the road was another highlight of the Coromandel Peninsula – The Hot Water Beach. This is a really cool natural feature; underneath the sand is a hot spring so if you dig a hole in the sand, hot ...

In hot water....!, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

In hot water....!

A travel blog entry by jonandjen

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... ... we decided to hang around this area of the Coromandel Peninsular so that we could dig ourselves some natural spa pools on hot water beach at low tide in the morning. Got down to the beach at about 10am and there were LOADS of tourists down there ...

Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Hot Water Beach

A travel blog entry by krista.and.erik

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... is perfectly tranquil and not built up at all!  We pay for one night ($42) at the Top 10 immediately across from Hot Water Beach, meaning we can simply walk back from the beach and into a shower to clean off; no need to hop in our car soaking ...

Hot Water Beaching, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Hot Water Beaching

A travel blog entry by wbeardsl

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... decided that we would have one more outing to see the sights. We had planned that at sometime or other we would visit Hot Water Beach where you can feel the thermal world move beneath your feet. It was a long trip from Auckland not because of distance ...

Not hot enough!, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Not hot enough!

A travel blog entry by mattandnic

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... late afternoon we won’t have any opportunity to stop on the way but the countryside certainly made for pleasant driving. Hot Water Beach was our destination for the evening and we made it to our (expensive but well equipped) campsite by about ...

To Coramandel, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

To Coramandel

A travel blog entry by ajbatty

... at the hospital to pick up a nut allergy injection (to replace yet another lost item), then headed south on SH1 bound for Hot Water Beach. The journey south, then east and north up the Coramandel Peninsular, took us until 4pm, by which time it was nearly ...

Baden im Sand, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Baden im Sand

A travel blog entry by mir2

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... Knospen zu sehen. Beim ursprünglich geplanten Tagesziel Hahei angekommen, änderten wir kurzentschlossen unseren Übernachtungsstandort. Am Hot Water Beach lässt sich nur 2 Stunden vor bzw. bis 2 Stunden nach Ebbe im eigens gebuddelten Whirlpool im ...

Auf ins Hinterland, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Auf ins Hinterland

A travel blog entry by maontheroad

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... weiter in Richtung Osten, wo ein langer "wilden" Küstenstrand das Festland vom Ozean trennt. Dieser auch als Hot Water Beach bekannte Strand, wird durch vulkanisch erhitzte Wasserquellen unterspült weswegen man dort zweimal täglich, während der ...

36°52′S, 175°49′E, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

36°52′S, 175°49′E

A travel blog entry by hamelandnisa

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Hahei Beach Explorer Boat Trip on Zodiac Cathedral Cove Dug our own geothermal hot spa under the moon and stars at Hot Water Beach Brunch with Trudy Kake the next day in ...

Amazing Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Amazing Hot Water Beach

A travel blog entry by bellethorpe

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... Coromandel around 2.30pm and started the drive to Hot Water Beach on the East Coast, passing through Hahei and Whitianga en route.  Hot Water Beach does just what it says on the tin and, when the tide is low, you can literally dig your own bathtub ...

Dig, Dig, nah...... sit in someone elses!!, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Dig, Dig, nah...... sit in someone elses!!

A travel blog entry by simon_charlise

... we cheated and asked if we could sit in someone elses!!  It was a beautiful day and it was lovely, the beach itself was very pretty too! The water was so hot - to the point that in some spots it was bubbling!! It was lovely though, and free!! We then ...

Péninsule du Coromandel, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand travel blog

Péninsule du Coromandel

A travel blog entry by toukydunky

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... baignés dans des sources d’eau chaude, le principe est de creuser dans le sable sa propre baignoire d’eau chaude (Hot Water Beach) : au top !  Le lendemain : Arrêt dans la petite ville de Hahei, qui abrite le site de ...

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