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Address: Papeete, French Polynesia

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Ah, a blowhole...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Aberdeen
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26 reviews
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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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Address: Papeete, French Polynesia
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete

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