"Halona Blowhole!, Majestic!" BlowHole - Halona Blowhole Tip by machomikemd
BlowHole - Halona Blowhole, Honolulu: 6 reviews and 6 photos
A blowhole is a lava tube under the water and at the perfect height for waves to be driven into it. The water is compressed as the lava tube becomes smaller and smaller causing the pressure to increase forcing a stream of water to shoot up to thirty-feet into the air.
Just a short drive from the center of Honolulu, up towards the east coast of Oahu lies Halona Blowhole. Every day visitors flock here to see this particular Hawaiian natural wonder, Molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago formed the natural occurrence known as the blowhole. The lava tubes extend to the ocean, and when the surf is right, the blowhole can shoot water up to 30 feet in the air. The lookout off the Kalanianole Highway at Halona presents an exceptional vista of the coastline and outer islands, and it is a fantastic spot to watch whales at play in the winter. Just to the right of the Halona Blowhole is the Halona Beach Cove, the place known for the renowned love scene between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in the 1953 movie, From Here to Eternity.
From the lookout you can not only easily view the blowhole, but also have some truly breathtaking views of the east side of the island. If you’re lucky and it is a clear day, you can even see some of the other islands. Most likely you’ll see Molokai, which is the closest of the islands to Oahu, but you may even be able to make out the pyramid shaped island of Lanai. In addition to spectacular views, keep an eye out for some of the local wildlife.
Address: Kalanianaole Highway
Directions: [7300-7333] Kalanianaole Hwy Hanauma Bay Honolulu, HI 96825
Follow H-1E until it ends and turns into Kalanianaole Highway. It is east of Hanauma Bay, and will be the second lookout that you come to.
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