Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho, Papeete

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Get splashed by the waves at Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho, a strange geological highlight of Tahiti's coast. Long ago, liquid lava cut a tunnel through the volcanic rock of the coast here, which now allows seawater into its confined space. When a wave comes in, it gets trapped and is forced up and out through the "blowhole," spraying the surrounding area and looking much like a volcanic geyser. Stand on the viewing platform and get covered in the warm seawater as you snap photos of the impressive and unusual natural spectacle. Note that the attraction remains closed until early 2016. Put Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho and other Papeete attractions into our Papeete tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The hole of the blower is a little curious geological formation. A 5-minute stop on your way to watching the breath cleared by the waves. A small picnic area is with the sea view, ideal for a lunch break
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  • August 9, 2017
    Its a good blowhole, we were lucky to have some big waves coming in so got good effects as she blew. Stand by he small hole on the other side and feel the power of the blow, I was quite surprised. It'...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    The place was recently fitted with a parking and only pedestrian access. Be patient and wait for what a beautiful wave!
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The best selection of hotels in Pape'ete is concentrated in the vicinity of the docks--a vibrant area with plenty of nightlife, and in close proximity to the bustling market. Options range from pricey international hotels to very affordable bed and breakfasts and family-run boarding houses. A little farther afield (and much higher up the price range), luxurious five-star resorts offer private beaches, pools, and bungalows above the gently lapping waves of the lagoon.
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