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Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes

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There she blows

Such an awesome display of raw nature is on show here.Its better when the wind is up causing more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter L
Orewa, New Zealand
Well worth the trip

On the south west coast, relatively easy to find and plenty of parking. There is a large viewing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Houma | Corner Of Salote Rd And One Way Rd., Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such an awesome display of raw nature is on show here.Its better when the wind is up causing more spectacular crashing of the waves and the seawater being forced up through holes all along this coastline.So good we went back twice.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the south west coast, relatively easy to find and plenty of parking. There is a large viewing platform, giving a view of a large part of the five kilometres of coastline where these blowholes display. Some of the plumes rise 15 metres into the...More

Thank Kotanui
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go there sit down breathe in deeply and watch nature in its most spectacular awesomness. This place is seriously the best.

Thank Denis525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful part of the coast. The aqua sea surges onto the rock shelf forcing water up through holes. What an amazing sight.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing not just a couple of blowholes, but a whole coastline of them. Almost spiritual just taking a deep breath, loved it!

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly spectacular spot, the white spray against the deep blue of the sea, the sound of the waves hitting the rocks and the hiss of the water pressured up through the gaps makes this a must see on the island.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Blowholes are spectacular and a must visit, We even saw a large pod of dolphins go past and were told that whales often visit too!

Thank NZ-john2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this attraction during August '18. The sea puts on a marvellous display and the attraction is free. Just don't visit the toilets - they are not well maintained!!!

Thank robin-joy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a tour on our first visit to the blow holes and were so impressed we returned two days later in a rental car at low tide – go at high tide. Take a walk down the coast there is so much to see....More

Thank quattra
Reviewed 17 August 2018

You need a strong South East wind through and you will be impressed. Giant waves crashing on the rocks. Get the camera ready but also be prepared to run or get wet, very wet in fact.

Thank shaznfrog
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