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Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho

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Small but, loud noise

Hire a car for the day and drive around the island. The driving can be a little hair raising but, it's an easy enough road to follow around. The blow hole makes such a loud noise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2016
Doha, Qatar
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to stop, breathe, and have a light lunch while overlooking the beautiful views of the ocean. The blow holes weren't as grand as I expected though. It looked more like waves crashing large against the cliffs. But there are a couple of other attractions only a short walk away so I suggest going to the... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We stopped here as it was right on the roadside and later remembered reading about this attraction. It is a roadside wonder. Kids loved it... The blowhole sprays air in lowtide and waterparticles in hightide. Great views of the ocean and place to picnic and take a break..

Thank jokerji
Plymouth, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

a c ouple of blow holes through the lava. Good for at least a moment or two of watching the scenery. Breathe in. Breathe out. Then leave.

Thank bobmiller647
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

The "trou" used to be fun with the risk of getting ocean spray wet. The road has been changed and if the sea is calm there's no need to stop and look. It's included in your circle island tour.

Thank Bobbicz
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Easily located immediately past the only road tunnel on the island, assuming you are driving clockwise from Pape'ete. But sadly, just not worth the bother. It is an amusing little hole in the rocks, fenced off, but you can get close enough to feel a momentary strong draught of air, accompanied by a loud roar, as the waves force air... More 

Thank Avery-Little
Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Hire a car for the day and drive around the island. The driving can be a little hair raising but, it's an easy enough road to follow around. The blow hole makes such a loud noise. By a good surfing beach that you can watcg

Thank jmm73
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is not the biggest blowhole but it is interesting in that it comes out of the side of a mountain. Lots of people take photos standing in the gale force wind only to get soaked. Super fun. There is another, smaller blow hold on the ocean side about 20 yards away. Be prepared to get wet! There is a... More 

Thank ingoandraeshels
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

The sound and sight of this high-pressure lava-tube phenomenon is an interesting and impressive experience. Not worth a special journey to Tahiti but, if you are there, worth pulling off the main road for a few minutes.

Thank Youngryman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

A blow hole! It was part of our round island tour. I would not have made a special trip to go and visit it. The sea only had a moderate swell so there was not vey much coming out of it. The area around is quite pretty and this side of the island is less populated due to the exposed... More 

Thank josigirl
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

The old road used to go over it but the tunnel has solved that. It does squirt water at the unwary and higher waves can wet them too. Of interest but it's a blowhole.

Thank Chrisbeeoxford

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