"Got my toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world a cold beer in my hand" Zac Brown Band .
Hot water beach is probably one of the coolest (hottest) things we've done.
North of Auckland is this natural phenomenon, I won't bore you with the details (because I don't have a flipping idea) but it's basically an underground hot spring that comes up through the sand allowing you to build your own hot tub. If you don't have a shovel lying around in the trunk of your car, just borrow one of the people already on the beach, those kiwis are friendly folk. .
When we read about this, it was assumed it would be kinda warmish water but were we wrong. It's so hot it'll have you running to and from the ocean to cool down. .
The only cost for the day are the beers!! . If you don't have a car:
Accom options : @hotwaterbeachtop10
Tours from Auckland: @purenewzealand