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The Blow Holes

Address: Blow Holes Road | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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Ranked #24 of 24 Attractions in Albany
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It's at least a 20minute drive to the blow holes. Unless it's a windy/rainy day don't bother heading there as you won't see any action. There is a 15 minute walk to the site from the car park. It is only suitable for moderately fit people as it's downhill on the way there and uphill on the way back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

There is a nice trail down to the blow holes. A lot of interesting scenery on the way with rocks and plants. It is a very good walkway but quite long and quite a climb back. The day we were there the blow holes were not performing as they apparently do some times

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