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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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  • We visited Huoma as part of a coach tour of the island. We had no idea what to expect, however hearing that there were literally hundreds of blowholes made it appealing. They are called the Chief’s Wh...  more »
  • I visited here at high tide with some friends. I can say that this was one of the most amazing natural wonders I have seen. The power of the waves coming in was incredible and you could see them going...  more »
  • Very interesting and beautiful location. You have to be cautious as access can be hazardous. Worth a visit.  more »