One of the truly great wonders of New Zealand! Here at Hot Water Beach, a hot spring feeds through the sand of the beach, allowing travellers to dig their own hot pool. Rent a shovel from any nearby commercial establishment, or borrow one from other beachgoers. Amazing experience, especially in cold weather! You must be there within a couple of hours of low tide, as when the tide goes up, the pools get flooded by the sea! Shovels can be rented from the nearby store.