A Dig-it-yourself Spa?

Originally discovered by Captain James Cook in 1769 and today cited as one of the top beaches in the world (surfers love it,) Hot Water Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand’s North Island is geo-thermally busy.  For two hours before and after low tide, you can create your own personal spa pool by digging in the sand for hot spring water.  As the tide comes in, cooler waves trickle over the hot pools, and there you have it … and dug by you.

Click http://www.thecoromandel.com and look for Mercury Bay.


For over 21 years, Bill Peach Journeys has specialized in luxurious innovative tours in Australia and New Zealand. The company is well-known for their unique aircruise sightseeing (via 36-seater Dash 8’s) over the outback, to which they have now adding railcruising by private train.

Relaxed, comfortable and luxurious, and for those traveling solo — good news – - many of his trips do not levy a single supplement. This means an ideal combination of privacy and companionship, and in awesome adventurous environments. Dine under the stars,  sail in a hot air balloon, photograph wild critters, sleep in luxury, meet real human beings.

Coming this April, for instance, is his aircruise called "Isles of the Southern Straits" which floats over Tasmania, King and Kangaroo Islands.

Click on www.billpeachjourneys.com.au/.