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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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  • Great spot to checkout the sights and sounds of the blowholes. Beautiful Sunsets also. There's usually locals with some great souvenirs onsite to grab some gifts. 
  • The activuty geree can vary depending on the tide & swell. On a good day the blow holes are spectacular. If you haven't picjed a good say the setting is nixe anyway, with views of the dramatic coast l...  more »
  • The access is a bit hairy, unpaved roads and muddy tracks, but the vista is one of the best places to see the island coast line AND a merry chorus of seaspray. We've seen blowholes all around NZ and t...  more »