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Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, Tongatapu Island

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Admire the dramatic spray of Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes a series of natural blowholes in the rocky coastline of Tongatapu. When waves crash into the reef, the water pressure rushes through natural channels of volcanic rock, sending sky-high flume-like geysers soaring into the air seemingly out of nowhere. You can either take in the spectacular views from a lookout point, or walk along the edge of the track to get the full effect. Look for small kiosks selling handmade souvenirs, and come prepared with your own snacks as there are no other amenities nearby. Plan to visit Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes during your Nuku'alofa vacation using our convenient Nuku'alofa travel itinerary planner.
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  • A must visit in Tonga. Remember that you will be able to see the sea in action with blowholes only when its high tide. Nature at its best..!!  more »
  • As an avid amateur photographer, the blowholes made for some amazing pictures at sunset. Gorgeous breeze, great views, a bit isolated, so as a female, I was grateful I went in a group. Water sprays ou...  more »
  • Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes Houma, Tongatapu Island, Tonga Nice place to spend few hours. An amazing water show.  more »