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Chilling at Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula must rate as one of the most iconic spots the country has to offer. If you’ve never been there, though, take these pointers with you to maximise the success of your visit.
When to go
In summer, the crowds that flock to the beach can make the experience memorable in ways you least expected. The off-season, however, is the very best time to visit Hot Water Beach, not just because the winter months are quieter, but because the cooler temperatures mean you’ll appreciate the hot sand even more...