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Kawhia Hot Water Beach

Grab your shovel and start digging to experience the natural hot springs that Kawhia Hot Water Beach is known for.

Highlights

Natural hot springs
Wide, sandy beach
Small beachside town
Easily accessible by car
BYO digging equipment

What you need to know

Grab your shovel and start digging to experience the natural hot springs that this beach is known for. Arguably one of New Zealand's best kept secrets - until now - Kawhia Hot Water Beach is a stunning beach to admire at high tide and a bubbling DIY hot springs spa at low tide. Rivalling the likes of the well known Hot Water Beach near Auckland, the Kawhia beach is often not as populated by tourists flocking to the area.

Ocean Beach is located in Kawhia, a relaxed beachside town in the Hamilton region and is reached via an easy drive to the end of Ocean Beach Road. So pack your shovel and swimmers and climb over the sand dunes to reach Kawhia Hot Water Beach and dig yourself a relaxing experience.

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When to visit

*Around 2 hours before and after low tide