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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 cycled to these during the day and then went back one evening to get photos of them at sunset. They're very vigorous and stunning.  more »
  • Really amazing coastline with numerous blowholes as far as the eye can see. Easy to find and excellent for photography.  more »
  • We took a taxi from our hotel and visited the blowholes in the evening just before high tide- definitely go around high tide- they are so powerful and amazing! You can feel the sea spray on your face!...  more »

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