When you go on vacation, you are looking for relaxing things to do. So when you travel to New Zealand, go camping at Hot Water Beach. Located on the north island, Hot Water Beach gives you the opportunity to create your own hot spring pool. Not only can you relax in a hot spring, but there are other activities to keep you busy during your stay. Park-up your caravan rental in New Zealand and visit Hot Water Beach.
Creating Your own Hot Spring
Hot Water Beach has natural hot springs right near the ocean. On the south end of the beach, you can dig your own pool and watch the natural spring water rise. The best time to fill your own sand-based pool with hot spring water is two hours prior and two hours after low tide. You can just relax in your hot spring while watching and listening to the ocean.
When you visit Hot Water Beach, you not only have the hot springs, but also great surfing and secluded spots for sunbathing. If you head to the north end of the beach, you can find secluded locations under the headlands. If you decide to go surfing, Hot Water Beach does have strong undertows, so you need to exercise caution while in the water.
Another Attraction – Cathedral Cove
Another great local attraction about a five-minute drive from Hot Water Beach is Cathedral Cove. Here you can enjoy kayaking, cycling, hiking, snorkeling and scuba diving. You will also want to discover the archways that simulate a cathedral. As you walk through the archway, you will exit into a secluded cove.
Campervanning Near Hot Water Beach
If you are travelling around New Zealand by caravan, Top 10 Holiday Park – Hot Water Beach can accommodate you. This campsite provides you with power poles, barbecue, playgrounds, a communal kitchen, showers, a computer room, coin-operated laundry machines and a dump station.
If you are looking for places to eat and drink, you have a couple of options at Hot Water Beach. The first, Hot Waves Cafe, offers homemade food and espresso coffee. While you are visiting the cafe, you can watch the local birds in the gardens or see local artists sculpting. Another option is The Pour House in Hahei, which is a local bar, brewery and restaurant. The specialty here is the pizza and craft beer.
For more information on Hot Water Beach and other destinations, visit the New Zealand visitor’s bureau.