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The Blow Holes

Blow Holes Road | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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Ranked #24 of 25 Attractions in Albany
Type: Geologic Formations
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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
58 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

great views but a long steep walk was a struggle for a few older people we went on our trek down and up they need a sign to say not blowing during the summer

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Its a pleasant enough walk. Saw a tiger snake on the path once. But don't expect too much from the blowholes unless the swell is really up.

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Perth, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Apart from the rather long long walk to get to the blow holes, it was a nice place to have a look at. Thankfully it was windy enough for the blow holes to actually 'blow'.

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