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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  • October 5, 2017
    We came twice and both times we were the only ones there! So cool! We came to see these day one but minimal winds and waves means smaller and fewer blowholes. Second time around the owners of Vakaloa ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    To enjoy these blowholes you need to visit near high tide. for almost as far as you can see up and down the coast the ocean is exploding up. cracks and crevasses in the rocks make blowholes and wonder...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Get a rental car or driver and explore! We loved the blowholes and stayed for ages watching the waves crashing and exoding up through the blowholes  more »

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