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Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes

Houma | Corner Of Salote Rd And One Way Rd., Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 882 0222
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Spectacular blowholes

Could have stayed here ages but the taxi driver was getting bored. Was recommended to go at high... read more

Reviewed today
ebbd
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Mapu’a ‘a Vaea = "Whistle of the Noble" (Chief’s Whistles)

According to the legend one of the Chiefs (Nobles) went to the coast to meditate and listened to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mina P
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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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Houma | Corner Of Salote Rd And One Way Rd., Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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+676 882 0222
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Reviewed today

Could have stayed here ages but the taxi driver was getting bored. Was recommended to go at high tide on a rougher day and they certainly didn't disappoint. Take some money for the ladies selling jewellery much cheaper than we had seen in town

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Reviewed 6 days ago

According to the legend one of the Chiefs (Nobles) went to the coast to meditate and listened to the whistling sounds of the geysers. This characteristic noise gave the place its name - Chief’s Whistles. On a windy day with strong swells and a high...More

Thank Mina P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat nature and this is just spectacular. Flaming loved it, would be a magnificent site with a bit of a storm and the water beating against the rocks. The day we went was pretty quiet but still looked fantastic, loved it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never seen blow holes and I was blown away at the power of them. It was a spectacular site to see. The coast line is amazing in Tonga. There are people there trying to sell you things but they are not forceful at...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We visited twice. The 1st time at dusk. They are amazing. As you look along the coast they just keep going - miles along. One of the wonders of the world

1  Thank Guildfordkiwi
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

What a raw environment. Beautiful blue oceans for as far as the eye can see. Seeing the blowholes was definitely a highlight. When a big surge comes in be prepared to get wet! So much fun!

2  Thank 271callumd
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Have seen these at low and high tides. Both times are wonderful but if you want the full impact go at high tide. We went at high tide after a King tide and the power of the water made you feel very small on this...More

2  Thank GeoffandRobyn
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Not to miss! Try go at high tide if you can. If you are hiring a car this is also an amazing place to see the Sunset. Locals sell items here to which can be cheaper than in the market in town.

1  Thank aamethyst
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The views along the coast were spectacular and amazing to see. But please pick up the rubbish. Sadly many of the tourist spots were littered with rubbish. And these were not from the cyclone but cans, bottles, cigarette packets etc.

Thank Kathryn C
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Clearly signposted from the road through Houma and accessible by road with superb views just steps from the parking area. Don’t rush, you’ll want to enjoy the spectacle for more than just a few minutes. The blowholes extend for more than a (hikeable clifftop) kilometre...More

1  Thank awayweekender
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