Hot Water Beach

Love the beach?  But also love to spa?  Hot Water Beach is perfect for you.

Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach is a 2 hour drive from Auckland (State Highway 1/25).  The best time to visit is within two hours either side of low tide when hot water bubbles through the golden sand.  To get to the hot pools though we had to walk through the icy sea water so were really surprised at just how hot the water was!

Standing in my own hot pool!

Spades can be hired locally and Moko Artspace just opposite the car park is worth a visit.  A bit further down the road is Hot Waves Cafe which make wonderful house chai lattes.

But the best of our visit to Hot Water Beach was a pit stop at the nearby Alan Rhodes Pottery Shop in Whenuakite.  A lovely lady called Bobbie gave us a tour of the studio and the artist's house - a wonderful concrete labour of love.  We also got to see the firing pit.  I would highly recommend stopping off here, you can't miss the sign below!


Alan Rhodes Pottery


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