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. Using our world travel planner, Nuku'alofa attractions like Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I have to be honest, Tonga is not a place to visit if you want to spend your holiday sightseeing. There is not much to see. The Blowholes are an exception, and a must see. Any taxi will take you there...  more »
  • It was awesome and exciting to see the power of the waves. We went on a Sunday so quiet and not many people around.  more »
  • pretty cool, although as it was a calm-ish day, they weren't putting on a very good display for us, lots of photo opportunities along the beach  more »

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