Our next destination was the Hot Water Beach of New Zealand. My husband was particularly interested in this place as he would always picture the white sand beach and the forest with immaculately designed resorts, tucked away from the city.
The Hot Water Beach should be in any traveler’s itinerary, and the place is around 180 km away from our hotel. We needed about a better over two hours to travel to the beach. Checking out with the locals, we planned our visit to reach there before the low tide as it was expected to be at the beach either side of the ‘ebb and flow’ of the tide.
I should admit that our holidaying was quite intimidating, demanding many energetic and touristy things to do. We were prepared for a hot spring bath, and there were many people digging small pools. We looked around for a place and hurriedly dug a spa to find the pool of hot water oozing out of the golden sand.
I could figure out that these springs were found at places in the beach near the projecting rocks. We were enjoying the hot spring for almost an hour when the tide washed away the pool, giving an opportunity for other visitors to experience it.
With tourism creeping in here too, we could locate a few accommodation and fast food facilities at the beach for the visitors. Furthermore, there were a few activities like surfing and swimming, which should be undertaken under the precautions.
My husband wanted to try swimming, but sometimes there were dangers of strong currents and extremely hot water, so he was forced to drop that idea. The visit to the Hot Water Beach was etched in our memory for its therapeutic value.