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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  • From the bus station, local bus ride way off, towards the coast. Is your sunscreen is powerful. Few other attractions, so here is a must.
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  • This is by far the largest concentration of blow holes I have ever seen. They stretch for 100's of meters in both directions from the view platform. Good photo opp.  more »
  • I have never seen anything like this. Amazing holes all along the coastline with huge spouts of water going really high into the sky at various times. We even had a pod of dolphins swim past while we ...  more »
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