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Halona Blowhole

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Address: Kalanianole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: This is an intriguing geographical spot where the ocean has undercut the...
This is an intriguing geographical spot where the ocean has undercut the lava and drilled a hole through to the top.
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Small Group
$42*
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Natural Highlights of Oahu Small Group Adventure
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$43*
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Diamond Head & Oahu Coast Half-Day Tour

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Spectacular at sea, better if it is also rough

This is right along highway 72 that hugs the sea shore on the way to Makapu'u beach, Sea Life park, and Bellows beach (and US air force station). There is a look out to snap a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Russell, Ontario, Canada
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Russell, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is right along highway 72 that hugs the sea shore on the way to Makapu'u beach, Sea Life park, and Bellows beach (and US air force station). There is a look out to snap a few pictures but the parking can be a bit crowded sometimes during the day. As high waves violently crash against the rocky cliff, it... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Its on the way, so stop and look, say wow and move on. Lots of beautiful blue water, and plenty of parking. I think this is overrated compared to the magnificent views surrounding it.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We found the Halona Blowhole by accident as we were driving around the island. We pulled off the road at what looked like a busy photo area, and were very pleased to find out that this was actually a tourist attraction we just hadn't heard about. While we were there we saw a pod of humpback whales out in the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I got here by a bicycle route around Diamond Head which must be done in a clockwise direction, climbing up the Pali highway. I joined the highway at Coelho Way and there is a recommended detour on the Pali Highway on Nuuanu Pali Drive that avoids being on a section of the highway with very little room for bicycles, which... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a pretty cool place to watch the blowhole. Just look for the signage. The views from the lookout are stunning, and you can see over to another beach and even another island. I could have stayed there looking for hours!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The place is breathtaking. You should bring your best camera to capture nature at its best. The rock formation is also nice. You should bring your swimwear when you visit the place. The beach near the place is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

An easy pull off the coastal road, when we stopped the hole was blowing quite nicely. Parking can be tight but it is worth it. Very cool.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Bring a tripod!!! Great spot to capture nature at it's best. Bring a sweater it can get chilly toward the end of the day. Or pack a lunch and enjoy a few hours in the area, watching the blowhole or climb down to the beach next door (From here to eternity) it won't disappoint. Free parking available. Most people stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Spectacular coastline and proper parking area for seeing this blowhole which still works despite Japanese man who was killed watching it up too close. Have to be patient to see water come up like a whale.

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

An easy stop on the side of the road with great views from two sides of the blowhole. You may have to wait a little to see a really good wave blow through, but it’s definitely a place you should stop.

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