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Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho

Address: Papeete, French Polynesia
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Papeete
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  • English first
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It may have been the water conditions at the time but the blow hole was hardly making any spray. You can see everything in less than 10 minutes.There are a few vendors by the parking lot selling souvenirs and food. We bought a bag of coconut cookies that were very good. When travelling clockwise around the island you cannot legally... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I took my mom who was visiting to the hole. It's the one place that she remembers and asks to bring her back to. The area at the time was going through a facelift. A new tunnel was dug and opened up a few years ago. A local lady not far from the hole sells mape( steamed chestnuts) and fresh... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My wife and I went here late July visiting from the U.S. It is right near the 3 Cascades entrance off the main road/highway. Since we speak English, my wife just happened to see the brown sign for it in French. We pulled up into the parking and we noticed there used to be a road a long time ago... More 

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Wuustwezel, Belgium
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This small stop just before (or after) a tunnel offers a strange blowhole in the rocks and some very rough see to look at. Worth a stop.

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Pleasantly surprised by whatseems to be a side attraction. The waves have finally forced their way through Man's feeble attempt to create a oceanside drive. Worth the brief stop.

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Vermilion, Alberta, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The signs explained how the trou had been formed and what to look for: fish on the rocks, trees in the area, etc. It was easy to find and had sufficient parking.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Drove out to blowhole----very easy to get to in rental car. Better than a lot of the other blowholes I have seen in both Hawaii and Mexico. Not crowded at all and easy to get very close to. Great drive along the coast. 100 yards farther up the coast is turnoff to 3 waterfalls---they were great. 5 minute walk to... More 

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Papeete, French Polynesia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

It was just a great experience and quite surprising to have the wind blow with such strength over your body!!! It is a fun thing to just stand by that hole and take a have somebody else take a photo when the wind comes all at once and "blows you away"!!!! LOL

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

this is an interesting fluck of nature, the hole in the rock and the waves of the sea to make such a scenery and such a jet. if one misses this spot, one misses something interesting.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

had heard about the blowhole so we taxied it here from papeete. our cab driver was nice enough to stick around while we looked around as it would have been very difficult to get back. the blowhole was fun for awhile, we were laughing, the locals were laughing at us and the black sand beach was very nice. i'd suggest... More 

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