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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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  • Water sprays out of holes in rocks as the waves from the South Pacific Ocean lash the rocky seaside off Tongatapu's Western coast near the village of Houma. Thousands of years of interaction between t...  more »
  • Felt like we could have lingered here for hours just watching the waves come in and 'perform'. Very relaxing to watch the blowholes, excellent photography opportunities for budding photographers. 
  • The blowholes are found in the village of Houma. Make a left on the road with the picture of the King and Queen (the billboard makes them look like real estate agents) and follow it to the end. It's b...  more »