Hot Water Beach New Zealand – A Natural Phenomenon

I went to Hot Water Beach during Easter weekend. It is found in the Coromandel Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island. It is often voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world.

I had heard good things, about beachgoers digging holes and the hole then filling with really hot water so that they have their very own jacuzzi on the beach. It has something to do with geothermal springs under the surface heating the water. When my parents visited in January they said that the water was too hot and they had to use seawater to cool it down. That’s saying something, because my Dad doesn’t bother with the cold tap when having a bath. I wanted to find out for myself how hot is was.

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