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Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes

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Address: Houma, Tongatapu Island, Tonga

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Very interesting and beautiful location. You have to be cautious as access can be hazardous. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting and beautiful location. You have to be cautious as access can be hazardous. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Restrooms and vendors here at this popular tourist spot. Nicely done. Great views up and down the coast.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit in Tonga. Remember that you will be able to see the sea in action with blowholes only when its high tide. Nature at its best..!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an avid amateur photographer, the blowholes made for some amazing pictures at sunset. Gorgeous breeze, great views, a bit isolated, so as a female, I was grateful I went in a group. Water sprays out of a series of blowholes along the coast - nature at its best. Worth a visit if you have some time as it is... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes Houma, Tongatapu Island, Tonga Nice place to spend few hours. An amazing water show.

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Not easy to find is one of the must tourist attractions of Tongatapu, the main island in the Kingdom of Tonga. Somewhere off the main road in Houma on the south east coast (locals will help you to find) down a neat road is a viewing platform where one can view the whole strip of coast where blowholes are located.... More 

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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

Water sprays out of holes in rocks as the waves from the South Pacific Ocean lash the rocky seaside off Tongatapu's Western coast near the village of Houma. Thousands of years of interaction between the water and rock has made these holes that blow water out into sprays all across the coast near this village that they look like hot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Felt like we could have lingered here for hours just watching the waves come in and 'perform'. Very relaxing to watch the blowholes, excellent photography opportunities for budding photographers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The blowholes are found in the village of Houma. Make a left on the road with the picture of the King and Queen (the billboard makes them look like real estate agents) and follow it to the end. It's best to come at high tide. I think the blowholes in Veitongo at Keleti Beach are nicer but Houma is still... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Pretty cool to see, but not quite as amazing as we had expected. Really pretty at sunset. The locals are there in force trying to sell their crafts and they can be quite pushy. Like most places in Tonga, there aren't really any signs, so it's really hard to find but worth it.

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