Top things to do

Cafe in Hot Water Beach

Hot Waves

In summer everyone wants a garden table at this excellent cafe. For a lazy brunch, try the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon or a breakfast burrito. It also hires spades for the beach ($5). Ask about occasional Frida…
Gallery in Hot Water Beach

Moko Artspace

Near Hot Water Beach, Moko is full of beautiful things – art, sculpture, jewellery – with a modern Pasifika/Māori bent.