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Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho

Papeete, French Polynesia
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Ranked #4 of 8 activities in Papeete
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Wuustwezel, Belgium
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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27 reviews 27 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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Papeete, French Polynesia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

the power of the ocean always fascinates me ! it's best to visit when the tide is high, then you'll see the best of it !

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Miami
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

we went on an average day for waves and it was fun. I saw it before when it was big and it was really cool! on a flat water day, don't even bother. we did that on the same trip as going to see the water falls next door.

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Santa Monica, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We went on a stormy day, so the blowhole was in full action. It's neat to see, but not as impressive as I thought it would be.

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