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“Unforgettable”

Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

On my last day in Tonga a local taxi driver suggested seeing the blowholes and I am so pleased that I listened to him.

They are spectacular and stretch along 5kms of coastlline - not spread out along 5 kms but a continuous chain of blowholes. The blowholes have formed where the local reef has been raised and the incoming waves explode through the natural channels and holes in the old coral bed. Some holes are small and others large but the overall effect is fantastic.

Be prepared to get wet. Be prepared for some small local souvenir sellers who will politely offer to sell you local handicrafts. They are not pushy.

Tonga is not well signposted so I recommend a taxi. They are reasonably priced and you won't get lost.

It was the perfect end to a great holiday.

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Large ocean swells generate great bursts of spray generating a mist over the landscape. Some days be prepared to get wet.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Go at high tide and it is easy enough to find. We went twice once as part of a tour and the second time we biked there.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

On the north coast a series of blow holes offer a fantastic natural display...but it takes a bit of finding, like most things in Tonga its not really signposted. Having said that, they are just blow holes and not unique.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The blowholes are not very easy to find, but it is worth it! You have to see it though to really understand how cool they are. Just trust me and have a try!

1  Thank HeikoK264
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