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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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  • The best thing about the blowholes is that they are spread over a long distance, however they don't shoot very high in the air so aren't particularly spectacular. I saw better in Samoa. Several ladies...  more »
  • 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 »