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The Blow Holes

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Address: Blow Holes Road | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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Nice view, no blows this time

It is a matter of luck to have the chance of see the blow holes in action. We were there early in the morning but did not have luck. You have to be careful of not wandering beyond... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Jorge L
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is a matter of luck to have the chance of see the blow holes in action. We were there early in the morning but did not have luck. You have to be careful of not wandering beyond the holes since the rocks can get slippery.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This coastline is spectacular wherever you go - and this spot is no exception. I had a little excitement here - as I was walking down the path, I was looking at the settings on my camera when, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a long dark brown object on the path... The snake gave me a... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Blowholes are situated within Torndirrup National Park which also include, the Gap and Natural Bridge. It is a bit of a walk down to the blowholes from the parking area, but do not bother going there if the weather is fine and the sea is fairly calm as the blowholes, will not be blowing. There is no entry fee... More 

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Bribie Island, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We did many of the scenic attractions in the Torndirrup National Park and intended to see the blowholes. However when we read that you had to descend a steep 74 step stairway and the chances were that there wouldn't be much happening - not to mention having to climb back up the stairway, we decided to give it a miss.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It is a 900 meter walk down hill to the holes and a fairly steep walk back up again. When we were there the holes only produced a hissing sound and no spray, even though the sea was quite rough. The rugged scenery compensated for the disappointment.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It's a long way down and an even longer way up... But worth the effort....try and go when seas a bit rough... Calm seas it's noisey ...but no water spray....

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New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The sea was relatively 'calm'. This meant we enjoyed the gusting noise of the blow hole, but not jets of water. No issues though, the views are awesome and so we stayed a while. Then... whales and lots of them. Mothers and calves, really close to the cliffs. Great views. And other whales breaching offshore. A tremendously great experience, like... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Pretty disappointing considering after walking for 800m, one only find a hole between the rocks that blew air after waves hit the cliffs below. I have seen better and more interesting blowholes in Victoria state and in South Island, NZ.

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Buderim, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Plenty of walking involved and a little rough ground at times. However it is worth the effort just to see the views. The Blow Hole wasn't doing much the day we were there. I think it probably needs a fairly rough sea to 'blow' enough to see the water coming up.

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Bunbury, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Took a long time to get there, a very long walk, and nothing happened. Waste of time and effort. There should be a better indication of when is best to see them, so you don't waste your time

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