Hot Water Beach Natural Hot Springs

By Kyle, USA, October 2012

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You have never seen grown adults dig in the sand with such vigor and excitement as at the natural hot springs on New Zealand’s Hot Water Beach. Set on the eastern coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, the aptly named “Hot Water Beach” features a set of natural springs which pump water as hot as 147° to just below the sandy surface. In order to tap into the springs, visitors and locals alike all flock to the long, golden sands with a bevy of buckets, spades and miniature shovels in an effort to create their own personal hot tub in the sand; like young children digging for buried treasure.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Auckland and North Island Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Auckland.

Photo courtesy of Takver via Flickr.

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