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Address: Papeete, French Polynesia

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Just an average blow hole really

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Robyn P
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English first
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
87 helpful votes 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
59 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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16 reviews 16 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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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