Hot Water Beach - Whitianga , Coromandel Penisular
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
S 36° 53.316 E 175° 49.465
60H E 395247 N 5916840
Quick Description: A natural occuring hot spring geothermal-heated,the hot spring filters up through the sand at Hot Water Beach, located in the Coromandel. Dig into the sand and create your own spa pool. .........THIS IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE AT LOW TIDE........
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 8/2/2010 2:35:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM9CXN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:
Hot Water Beach - Some volcanos develop huge underground reservoirs of superheated water. Over time, this water will escape to the surface — cooling on the way.
There are two fissures at Hot Water Beach issuing water as hot as 64°C (147°F) at a rate as high as 15 litres/minute.

This water contains large amounts of salt (NOT salt water), calcium, magnesium, potassium, fluorine, bromine and silica. There are other hot water springs nearby but the location of these two springs on the beach make them unique.
The hot springs are only accessible at low tide, however more often than not two hours each side of low tide, will still provide you with an opportunity to dig your own spa. Spades are available for hire at a local store.

Located on the east coast of the Coromandel, Mercury Bay's main town of Whitianga has attracted visitors for more than a thousand years, since Maori explorer Kupe first settled here around 950A.D. But it was Captain James Cook who gave the area its name, when he anchored in the bay in 1769 to observe the transit of Mercury. Now an established tourist resort, the Bay's spectacular coastline is dotted with islands and its relatively sheltered waters are perfect for all water sports. There are a large range of activities to enjoy.
Temperature (F): 147°F

Temperature (C): 64°C

Type: Primitive

Cost?: No Cost

Open to the Public?: yes

Clothing Optional?: yes

Other Amenities:
perfect for all water sports. There are a large range of activities to enjoy.


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