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Address: , Papeete, French Polynesia
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Pretty little spot

When we went yesterday the car park was closed and they are renovating... It actually looked really dangerous like there was a land slide and boulders had recently fallen... I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

After driving around to this spot, there was a sign up and a big fence across the car park saying closed from August for the next 5 months for renovation. The locals told us we could not visit. Also the blow hole look out was similarly closed as they rebuilt it.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

When we went yesterday the car park was closed and they are renovating... It actually looked really dangerous like there was a land slide and boulders had recently fallen... I wouldn't recommend going at the moment. It looks like once it is finished it will be very accessible. The blow hole itself was pretty small but cool anyways

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Aberdeen
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nothing really special about this one on an average day. The hole itself is on the mountain side of the road so watch out when crossing to and from the blow hole. If you go during a raging storm then you will be soaked and probably badly bruised as you are swept around like a rag. There's a raging wind... More 

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Gold Coast
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

They are currently renovating the tourist site & it looks like they are doing it well. Small blowhole but still worth stopping to have a look as you drive around the island.

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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Maybe it wasn't really working the day we went, cos it was pretty average. Nearby are some nice waterfalls, so if you do a tour from Papeete along the north coast, you see various monuments to captain cook and other explorers, and the tomb of the king. Tour Ames about 3 hours, just hire a taxi in the Main Street,... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 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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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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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 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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