Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, Tongatapu Island

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Admire the dramatic spray of Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes a series of natural blowholes in the rocky coastline of Tongatapu. When waves crash into the reef, the water pressure rushes through natural channels of volcanic rock, sending sky-high flume-like geysers soaring into the air seemingly out of nowhere. You can either take in the spectacular views from a lookout point, or walk along the edge of the track to get the full effect. Look for small kiosks selling handmade souvenirs, and come prepared with your own snacks as there are no other amenities nearby. Using our world travel planner, Tongatapu Island attractions like Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This side is mesmerizing with sea discharges, colors, melodious sounds very beautiful site with large parking and point of view on the site. And it's free!
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  • Anyone who thinks of geysers is wrong. It is an impressive event when the surf pushes the water against the rocks and the water is pushed up by tubes in the rock. This makes it look like a geyser is breaking out. The roaring sound is awesome.
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