Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, Nuku'alofa

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Beach · Nature / Park
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. Using our world travel planner, Nuku'alofa attractions like Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Usually when you say blowhole you mean one. Here you have a variety of small ones and large ones The wave action is constant and they are continually blowing.  more »
  • Along a long drive around the island we arrived here at 4.30pm. Met with amazing views up and down the coast. Incredible terraced pools & blowholes that were surreal to watch. After walking along...  more »
  • Absorbing the power of the ocean - Moana nui a Hiwa
  • Fantastic natural formations of blow holes approximately 10 to 15 various vents

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