Hot Water Beach, New Zealand Set on the Coromandel Peninsula, this strip is the seaside equivalent of underfloor heating. Subterranean hot springs filter up through the sand and, either side of low tide, visitors can burrow down and create their own hot-water pool in which to soak.
Most amazing art galleries. Established in 1888 as the first permanent art gallery in New Zealand, the building underwent a major expansion in 2011 costing NZ$13 million, allowing it to host 900 more pieces of artwork. The rejuvenated building won the World Building of the Year award in 2013. •The best hotels in New Zealand