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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  • We did a trip around the island and this was on our 'to see' list. We wished we had longer, we loved the natural beauty of the place. Some of the waves were very high and you can get wet in the viewin...  more »
  • Definitely want to visit when the tides are higher or the weathers a little bit rougher to see the full magnificence of this natural wonder. Very cool!!!! This is a must see !  more »
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