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About Hot Water Beach
The area was initially farmed and as time went by it became a popular traditional kiwi camping spot. Hot Water Beach is a small settlement with the expansive beach on its doorstep. It has a variety of accommodation options from the traditional kiwi bach to luxurious homes and a top end holiday park.
Discover & play in Hot Water BeachThe hot pools on the beach is the drawcard for this beautiful area. You can dig your own spa on the beach two hours either side of low tide. It is also a popular surf beach throughout the year and is overseen by the Hot Water Beach Life Guards as it is has a strong rip and the inexperienced swimmer needs to take care.
The area is an 8 minute drive to Hahei and Cathedral Cove, as well being close to Cooks Beach, Flaxmill Bay and Ferry Landing – where you will catch the passenger ferry back to Whitianga. An annual event to diarise is the Leadfoot Festival over Waitangi weekend which brings a multitude of car enthusiasts into the area.
WeddingsHot Water Beach is popular for weddings, elopements, wedding venues and wedding party accommodation. With a choice of wedding service providers in the area, the bride is spoilt for choice. Photographers, makeup artists, stylists, flowers arrangers, caterers, transport and accommodation for the wedding party can all be found in or around Hot Water Beach.
Walks in the areaBesides the beach walk, Hot Water Beach has a short coastal walk, perfect for the young family and a challenging if you are keen on some gentle exercise.
Start at the lifeguard hut on the right at the entrance to the beach and follow the coastal path. It is short and sweet but certainly reveals the beauty of this area and a perfect vantage point to watch the surfers and take photos.
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Where to eat in Hot Water Beach
It also has a licensed dairy which can be found in the local holiday park.