Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed.

Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.

Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.

Hot Waves Cafe

Hot Waves Cafe is a Coromandel icon. Serving delicious homemade food, vegetarian options in a garden setting with local art-filled walks.


Built in earth brick and timber, the cafe has two dining areas leading out to outdoor eating areas nestled in the native garden. Only a one minute walk from ihe famous Hot Water Beach.

Set in the heart of Hot Water Beach village with Hot Water Beach Holiday Park and MOKO Artspace both a short walking distance  away. Hot Waves Cafe offers generous off-road parking with the Cafe set in one acre of New Zealand native gardens, attracting prolific native bird life. The combination of good food and coffee, location to Hot Water Beach, inspiring art gallery and regular gig nights make Hot Waves Cafe a must visit on your travels to The Coromandel.

Opening Hours: Wednesdat to Sunday 8:30am to 2:00pm-ish

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Physical Address

8 Pye Place
Hot Water Beach
New Zealand

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