Mapu’a ‘a Vaea Tonga's Blowhole Coastline

I’ve seen blowholes before, but never anything quite like this — an entire coastline of blowholes, spraying ocean water upward each time the waves came crashing into shore. It was mesmerising to stand and watch the natural spectacle of the ocean crashing and spraying, over and over, all the way down the coastline.

The blowholes are about a half hour drive from Nukuʻalofa, the capital of Tonga and the main township on Tongatapu, which is the largest island in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Palm trees, Tonga

Palm trees, Tonga

Blowhole coastline, Tonga

Blowhole coastline, Tonga

Mapu’a ‘a Vaea — blowhole coastline in Tonga.

Mapu’a ‘a Vaea — blowhole coastline in Tonga.