Jacks Blowhole Track

Jacks Blowhole Track, Hinahina: Address, Phone Number, Jacks Blowhole Track Reviews: 4/5

Jacks Blowhole Track
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Aaron W
Auckland, New Zealand84 contributions
nice little walk
Jan 2021
nice little 15-20 minute walk return to see this neat little landscape feature. if you are lucky you might see some nice birdlife as well
Written 29 January 2021
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand741 contributions
Scenic Surprise
Jan 2021
A well-formed pathway leads to a steep section which will possibly be having you blowing harder than Jack unless there is a good strong swell. Nevertheless, upon reaching Jacks Blowhole, there is a uniqueness which makes the journey all the worthwhile. It is very attractive just on its own without the surges, which themselves, even when small, are worth seeing as they stream towards you rather than into the more often see cavern before "exploding" upwards.
Written 14 January 2021
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Ali A
Auckland74 contributions
Good walk
Jan 2021 • Couples
Not what we expected, but a lovely vigorous walk, as for the Blowhole it was good to see but we are told it's best with an easterly wind, amm pretty full tide, however pretty rare to see a Blowhole so far inland
Written 13 January 2021
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Divinginnz
Wanaka, New Zealand78 contributions
A southerly is needed to have the best effect.....
Aug 2020
Easy to find - good parking - toilets nearby - lots of steps so not good for a pram/buggy but a baby carry pack/back pack would be fine, not suitable if you can not manage steps etc - the walk is a good 25-30 mins walk, lots of steps, a few styles to climb over - you can stop and admire the stunning scenery though to catch your breath, quite steep climbs in places, really is just such a lovely walk - we would have preferred to see the gush of water and a true blow hole experience but even though we had timed it for high tide, apparently it needs to be a Southerly or storms that to truely "blow", it was still nice to see but not as dramatic as some blow holes we have seen - would recommend for the lovely walk but be prepared for a hike!!
Written 28 August 2020
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Ginny Z
West Chester, PA411 contributions
Fantastic!
Mar 2020
This is a must see while visiting the Catlins. Visit this site even if you are in the area at low tide. At low tide, the views along the beach can't be beat with striking cliffs and a long sandy beach. The track to the blowhole through a sheep farm takes 45 minutes to an hour depending how many stops you make to take photos. The views from the trail are stunning; arguably the best we saw during our drive from TeAnau to Owaka.
Written 3 March 2020
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
Nice walk there and back, lovely cauldron
Oct 2019
Its a fairly brisk 30 min walk each way. But wait till you see it in the middle of a paddock, 200 m from the briny, connected by subterranean cavern. This huge cauldron was named after a local chief whose language earned him the sobriquet of Bloody jack
Written 4 January 2020
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L1275MDdianam
Christchurch, New Zealand37 contributions
Dissapointing
Aug 2019 • Friends
Went to see the blowhole,we knew the tide was on the way out so did not expect to see it at its best.
The 20 min walk is definitely for reasonably fit people,it is not a leisurly walk the track is good,it is undulating,two stys you can use the gate,there are many steps uphill,two bbq tables along the way.
When you finally get there more than twenty minutes walk around to the platform to see mainly nothing because there is too much vegetation when you are standing on the platform,dense bush around it still prevents any view,don’t knock yourselves out to get there even during high tide.
Written 9 August 2019
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Gavin D
Queenstown, New Zealand301 contributions
Amazing views
Apr 2019 • Friends
Spectacular views, even if you only make it 10 minutes up the track there is a wonderful viewing point.
Written 14 April 2019
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KCiscasey
Auckland Central, New Zealand81 contributions
Exceptional natural feature
Jan 2019 • Couples
There is a rather dull walk to get to this blowhole (40-50 minute return, not the 30 minute stated on the sign) with some good coastal views along the way, but the feature itself is definitely worth seeing. This is a very large natural rock fissure, admitting tidal flow from the sea although 100 meters inland. The feature itself is impressive to see; the blowhole activity depends a bit on tide and weather. When we visited there was a strong tidal flow, and quite a lot of water activity in the hole, although it didn't blow above ground as one might expect from the name blowhole (it is 50 metres deep!).
Written 3 February 2019
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,575 contributions
Impressive hole even if timing isn't right to see it actually blow
Jan 2019 • Couples
How highly you rate Jacks Blowhole will be somewhat dependent on when you visit. The weather and sea conditions have to be just right for it to really blow e.g. windy and high tide. Irrespective we thought it was a pleasant 40 min return walk from the parking area with some good coastal views. The path is well maintained but there are quite a few steps and a bit of an incline. The deep crevice with the sea rushing in is quite impressive anyway.

There are also often sealions on the beach at Jack's Bay.
Written 21 January 2019
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