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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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  • visited as part of a private tour around the island. worth a visit. will vary depending on the weather  more »
  • The blowholes were beautiful and spectacular on the day we went. The waves were not very large, but the spray from the blowholes went high and wide. Terrific! On a sunny day at about mid-tide, the vie...  more »
  • We visited the blowholes by rental car - fairly easy to find and a nice surprise as we weren't sure what to expect. Great natural beauty and nothing else there (i.e. not overdeveloped)  more »