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Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho

Papeete, French Polynesia
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Ranked #4 of 9 activities in Papeete
Type: Other
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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