Author: Kirsty Harman

Lost Spring Spa: Coromandel

Located in Whitianga township, The Lost Spring offers a thermal hot water and spa experience.

Prepare to be surprised when you turn off a residential street and enter the gateway to a lush tropical garden, which gives a serene and private setting for the restaurant, hot pools and spa complex.

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Ima Spa: Nelson

Whenever I holiday I love to start out with a massage to get me relaxed and out of work mode.

Just walking in I could immediately tell Ima Spa fit the bill perfectly, with the delicious lemongrass aromatherapy and calming environment.

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Moko Artspace: Coromandel

Moko is a beautiful gallery at Hot Water Beach, which offers unique, contemporary New Zealand and Pacific Island art, including jewellery, design ware, wall art and sculpture for both inside and outdoors.

If you are looking for kiwi soft toys or a plastic tiki as a reminder of your visit, this is not the place to get it.

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Hot Waves Cafe: Coromandel

Hot Waves is a licensed café just one minute walk around the corner from Hot Water Beach.

Hot Waves makes Hot Water Beach’s best coffee and is great for a healthy breakfast or lunch – serving a delicious selection of homemade food including many great vegetarian and organic options.

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Hot Water Beach: Coromandel

Hot Water Beach is on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, approximately 12 minutes (8.6km) drive from Hahei. And its name is no exaggeration!

For one to two hours either side of low tide you can dig your own hot pool in the sand where the water temperature can be as hot as 64°C (147°F). So, remember to pack a spade, or hire one when you get there.

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