We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes

Houma | Corner Of Salote Rd And One Way Rd., Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 882 0222
Share
Save
Review Highlights
A must see

The TripAdvisor requires to write 200 words but all i can say is stunning, amazing, unforgettable... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anna C
,
Suva, Fiji
via mobile
Blowin’ holes

We had a great time sitting watching the waves roll in and then shoot up the blowholes. Such a cool... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
HolzSkipper
,
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 346 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“high tide” (45 reviews)
“worth a visit” (14 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION
Houma | Corner Of Salote Rd And One Way Rd., Tongatapu Island, Tonga
CONTACT
+676 882 0222
Write a ReviewReviews (346)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"high tide"
in 45 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 8 reviews
"sea water"
in 6 reviews
"blown away"
in 5 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 7 reviews
"blow hole"
in 5 reviews
"waves come"
in 5 reviews
"waves crashing"
in 5 reviews
"stayed here"
in 4 reviews
"spectacular sight"
in 4 reviews
"taxi driver"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 4 reviews
"locals selling"
in 5 reviews
"great spot"
in 5 reviews
"the cliff"
in 4 reviews
"coast"
in 61 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 323 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The TripAdvisor requires to write 200 words but all i can say is stunning, amazing, unforgettable, a must see. If you are in Tonga don’t miss but try to come for the high tide and wind

Thank Anna C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great time sitting watching the waves roll in and then shoot up the blowholes. Such a cool experience to see the wonders of nature. Not a lot to do apart from marvel at the beauty and power behind the ocean

Thank HolzSkipper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with our Tongan family. It is a nice place for pictures to be taken and they did have a little market so you can buy things. There is a nice walk around area

Thank Leslee G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a terrific trip this was and we were in a large group from a cruise ship tour. Everyone on our bus said the same the blowholes were a sight to behold and performed right up the coast. The tide rolled in and away they...More

Thank Pam R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it here, what a stunning piece of coastline. Def worth a visit. I can imagine that the blow holes themselves would have been more spectacular on high tide but the terraced type coastline is quite amazing even without that. A highlight

Thank Karen A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could have stayed here ages but the taxi driver was getting bored. Was recommended to go at high tide on a rougher day and they certainly didn't disappoint. Take some money for the ladies selling jewellery much cheaper than we had seen in town

Thank ebbd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

According to the legend one of the Chiefs (Nobles) went to the coast to meditate and listened to the whistling sounds of the geysers. This characteristic noise gave the place its name - Chief’s Whistles. On a windy day with strong swells and a high...More

Thank Mina P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't beat nature and this is just spectacular. Flaming loved it, would be a magnificent site with a bit of a storm and the water beating against the rocks. The day we went was pretty quiet but still looked fantastic, loved it.

Thank Rastus_B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed May 31, 2018

I have never seen blow holes and I was blown away at the power of them. It was a spectacular site to see. The coast line is amazing in Tonga. There are people there trying to sell you things but they are not forceful at...More

Thank Gmickers11661
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited twice. The 1st time at dusk. They are amazing. As you look along the coast they just keep going - miles along. One of the wonders of the world

1  Thank Guildfordkiwi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 hotels in Tongatapu Island
White Sands Beach Resort
63 reviews
6.91 km away
Keleti International Resort
122 reviews
8.52 km away
Liku'alofa Beach Resort
298 reviews
10.99 km away
Little Italy Hotel & Restaurant
262 reviews
11.48 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Escape
234 reviews
11.98 km away
Friends Cafe
802 reviews
12.13 km away
Waterfront Restaurant
129 reviews
13.42 km away
Little Italy Hotel & Restaurant
226 reviews
11.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool
218 reviews
21.25 km away
Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours
109 reviews
12.14 km away
Anahulu Cave Ancient Tonga Cultural Centre
9 reviews
21.89 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor