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Hot Water Beach by frischifresh on Flickr

Dig Your Own Spa Bath at Hot Water Beach, New Zealand

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Hot Water Beach by frischifresh on Flickr

Hot Water Beach, located on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand’s North Island, is a place like no other. Underground hot springs filter up through the sand between the high and low water tidal reaches, giving visitors the unique experience of being able to build their own spa bath right there in the sand.

Bring a shovel and come within 2 hours of low tide (a guide to when low tide occurs during different times of the year can be found here), then just dig in the sand and the natural warm waters, with temperatures as high as 64°C will rise from the underground. There it is: your very own personal hot tub. It’s as soothing as it is fun. Soaking in these thermal waters is sure to relieve any aches or muscular soreness you may have. And surf shops in the area that carry shovels in the case you forget to bring your own!Read More »Dig Your Own Spa Bath at Hot Water Beach, New Zealand