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Halona Blowhole

Kalanianole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825
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As featured in 3 days in Honolulu
Ranked #111 of 322 Attractions in Oahu
Type: Geologic Formations
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: 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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Rhode Island
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164 reviews 164 reviews
126 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The actual blowhole is an average spectacle to view but the area is gorgeous. This was a beautiful place to stop, take some photos, and appreciate the spectacular Hawaiian coastline. This can be a brief stop, a lunch break or a day destination if you want to lay on the beach. There is a regular beach nearby but for the... More

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Hood River, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We hiked down to the beach and through the rocks. It was beautiful ! A few hidden spots to walk, a few caves too! We would've missed it if we were not with a friend that had previously went. The water is a bit crazy, but we were on a calm day. Would definitely recommend going !

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Fairfax, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Still a nice place to stop and take pictures. Plenty of places to park, and over the railing you can see the blowhole. Winds were calm .... so not much activity. Still good touristy place to stop.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Make the drive between Honolulu and K-bay or at least to the lighthouse. Saw lots of folks renting a convertible making the drive---great idea. Incredible views of the Pacific eastward. Must be a great sunrise location, however our visit was near sunset. The blowhole took some time before it became active, but worth waiting. The blowhole itself may not blow... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stopped at the blowhole to watch the effect. There are beautiful views from this very scenic point. My kids quickly got bored of this, so we climbed down the stair-like rocks to the beach below. The beach was the highlight of this little excursion!

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San Diego, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is about a 5 minute stop in your day. Interesting to see, but nothing like La Bufadora in Ensenada, Mexico. I made my way to Sandy Beach and climbed around on the rocks and still saw the blowhole. For me it was a "do it once so I can say I did it" kinda thing.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After looking at other reviews for guidance, we went to the blowhole around 6 or 7 in the evening when the tide was expected to be higher. Although the blowhole itself wasn't as big as expected and was a little difficult to find, we did see the "blowhole" effect several times. The scenery was spectacular and it wasn't crowded at... More

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Israel, Jerusalem
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218 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The cliffs and surrounding were very windy, but definitely worth the fan (-: The parking lot was almost empty, and we had it all for ourselves. In order to see the water jump through the blowhole you need to arrive in the afternoon, when the water are high enough, and you also need patience. Just wait and look very closely... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were just driving around the island and found the blowhole. The blowhole itself is just okay but the area is just beautiful. I definitely want to go back here someday and spend more time.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Arrived there on a sunny morning at around 9am. There must have been 25 buses parked there, hundreds of tourists jamming the lookout area, bad timing. Although the view over the sea and cliffs was excellent and took many pictures, i looked around for the blowhole and nothing was blowing anywhere... I missed it, or the sea was too calm... More

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