Arahoho Blowhole, Papeete

#1 of 6 in Nature in Tahiti
Hot Spring · Nature / Park
Get splashed by the waves at Arahoho Blowhole, a strange geological highlight of Tahiti's coast. Long ago, liquid lava cut a tunnel through the volcanic rock of the coast here, which now allows seawater into its confined space. When a wave comes in, it gets trapped and is forced up and out through the "blowhole," spraying the surrounding area and looking much like a volcanic geyser. Stand on the viewing platform and get covered in the warm seawater as you snap photos of the impressive and unusual natural spectacle. Note that the attraction remains closed until early 2016. Before you head to Papeete, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Papeete trip builder app, to make sure you see all that Papeete has to offer, including Arahoho Blowhole.
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  • Good short stop for a driving break. We saw several whales in the distance while we were there. The blowholes is neat & you might get sprayed with water when standing on the overlook, even on a...  more »
  • We were on a bus tour and we stopped to see a blowhole. It was not on my to do list. I had never seen one before. Now we can check this box.  more »
  • A neat little place to visit. We enjoyed watching the waves and listening to the sounds of the blowhole. A bonus black sand beach was on the other side of the parking lot so we could check that off of our Tahiti checklist! Takes less than 30 minutes to see it all.
  • Visiting this beautiful place at the right time with help you appreciate the beauty of the POWER OF WATER!

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