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Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes

Houma | corner of salote rd and one way rd., Tongatapu Island, Tonga
8820222
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Incredible blowholes

My partner & I visited this blow holes while holidaying in Tonga recently. Just incredible to view... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Grant H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Worth the visit

We cycled down here from our resort and hadn't heard about them until our hosts told us we should... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RMKNZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Houma | corner of salote rd and one way rd., Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My partner & I visited this blow holes while holidaying in Tonga recently. Just incredible to view the miles of the coastline of blow hole rock. Totally recommend this as a must see in Tonga. best to get some local advice as to best time...More

Thank Grant H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We cycled down here from our resort and hadn't heard about them until our hosts told us we should go check them out. They were pretty amazing and it was quite a sight to see them stretching right down the coast. It was pretty exciting...More

Thank RMKNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow!! Try to go when there is high swell and wind. Get blown away by a natural phenomena that exists only in Tonga. Many blow holes are interesting and exciting. But none extend over 5 kilometres that you can watch at once because the island...More

Thank kathmandu91
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazingly beautiful location that does not charge. The excellent and safe viewing for all and parking is very easy to find. Highly recommended.

Thank reesrjobs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few hours before a New Moon high tide in rough sea (when you don't want to be watching whales from a pitching boat) these are incredible - looks like the coast is on fire with blasts of jets out the rocks Pick your time...More

Thank kristianj54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite an interesting and spectacular natural phenomenon. If you intend to bus to Houma make sure there's a bus back to Nuku'alofa - the buses on Tongatapu stop early on Saturday afternoons, around 2/3pm. Locals selling souvenirs at the blowholes are very friendly and willing...More

Thank themadster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went there in February and we were just the 2 of us enjoying this stunning spectacle! We got there at the right time, but it's probably a good idea to ask the locals about tide (or at the Friends café tourist...More

Thank David_fr84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen a few blowholes in different countries and these ones stack up. They are fantastic. Definitely worth a visit. Be sure to barter if you are planning to buy an item from the stalls here - the price will start very high but...More

Thank cashew c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such a great place to visit at different times throughout the trip in different conditions. Easily accessible and great viewing from not only here but along the coast as well. Small market with souvenirs was there 2 out of the 3 visits but...More

Thank Josh F
Reviewed 5 August 2017

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.

Thank adwadw
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