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Halona Blowhole

Kalanianole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825
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As featured in 3 days in Honolulu
Ranked #106 of 319 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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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Quebec
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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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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was one of our stops along our drive up the windward coast. I think I took more pictures here than anywhere else on the island. It has the fabulous combination of blue ocean, black rocks, white sand beach and green mountains all in a single shot. And the blowhole is fun to watch too. Saw some guys headed out... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful views on Oahu. The ocean is an insanely dark blue and watching the waves crash on the rocks is something to see. This time, I saw a sea lion just floating around out there and I've never seen that before. That was pretty cool. The waves were really big, so the blowhole itself... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Halona Blowhole is a nice place to take some photos and stop for a quick stretch. The higher the tide the better the waves. But if you are looking for a beautiful view, I would drive 5 more minutes east bound to see rabbit island from the Makapu'u lookout.

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Anniston,AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It is an easy drive from Waikiki, and all of the drive is gorgeous. The blowhole is fun to watch - especially when you are trying to catch it on film! To the left you have Sandy Beach, and to the right a gorgeous lagoon that young people seemed to enjoy. (There are steps leading down).

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

the halona blowhole is a must to see - easy to find - best to see in the afternoon during high tide. parking lot fill up quick but empties just as fast, its worth about 15 min trip -so if you wanna wait its worth it.

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