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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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Hmmm... It was ik

After one hell of a long walk/decent you come to the blowhole.. It's was happening and the noise is loud and if not paying attention will give you a fright... Slightly concerned... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

After one hell of a long walk/decent you come to the blowhole.. It's was happening and the noise is loud and if not paying attention will give you a fright... Slightly concerned that there is no railing so would never take my kids on that note.. One long, steep walk back.. Worth a visit though.

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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

When visiting Blowholes take into consideration the size of the swell as this obviously has a direct impact of their performance. In autumn/winter there can be 5m+ swells at times, if you want to see them perform that would be the time to go. If they aren't firing keep walking around the corner (about 100m) and you will come across... More 

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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
26 helpful votes 26 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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