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Reviewed 1 May 2018

I've never experienced a beach like this before. Visited in late December & It was really amazing.
Time your visit to arrive 2hours before or 2 hours after low tide. I found parking the biggest difficulty as lots of people arrive around this time. You can bring your own shovel or hire when there. $5 to hire from the life guard station. There is a restaurent and coffee shop nearby also.
It was pretty obvious when I got to the beach where to start digging as there was a group of people all gathered in the same area. And once you get the right spot you can sit back and relax in the lovely warm water.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank miccof
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Never seen such an activity on a beach! People are digging holes all over the place. Good atmosphere, some Americans used our shovels. Our 'hot spot' was not too hot, but just a few feet away steam was coming out of a pool. Is this a must see? Well, if you are in the neighborhood and it is low tide, why not? Especially if you are on holiday, it is a nice attraction!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jeroenb818
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Taken a spade, take yourself, wander across the beach from the car park, dig some holes, and then you hit it. HOT WATER ! Yes, really hot, too hot to stand in some places, not warm water. The correct area is under a small cliff to the left of the sealed main car park, across the creek. Take care not to get burnt. It IS that hot. Spades may be hired locally, or in some spots you can actually twist your feet down through the sand far enough to get to burning hot water. No matter what you do, enjoy.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

So much fun digging a hole for a decent warm pool!

Some of the water is crazy hot so be careful!

Low tide was 20.30 and it was way too dark and cold so we headed down around 5 and still managed to dig a good enough hole.

It was busy but that made it more fun with everyone wanting a chat and laugh!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank flisstery
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous beach! We got there a bit late to be able to find a decent hot water spot. Yes there were a lot of people digging for hot water in a small area of sand but you have to expect this. We loved the experience, the scenery and the beach

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RaeleneC28
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