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. Using our world travel planner, Tongatapu Island attractions like Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Highlight of our day trip. Hard to describe, but plumes of water shooting up as the waves come in. It was spectacular even though the waves were pretty small. It is not an isolated hole - the whole co...  more »
  • A fascinating place to visit. It’s not jus one or two blowholes but few kilometres of them! There are stall at which you can buy shells etc. No swimming here.  more »
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