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The History of Halona Blowhole: What is it and Where

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If you search over the internet for top tourist spots you can visit and activities to do in Hawaii, you might have been flooded with numerous results. After all, this archipelagic paradise is blessed with many exciting adventures and scenic attractions anyone would wish to see and experience. In your pursuit of finding the perfect vacation spot, you have probably encountered Halona Blowhole a couple of times already. This scenic rock formation is among the tourist attractions that you should certainly check out if you will spend your vacation in the Aloha State. 


Welcome to Halona Blowhole

ocean waves crashing on rocks - Halona Blowhole

The Halona Blowhole is a rock formation created when Koko Head volcano erupted thousands of years ago, and the lava flowed from its crater into the Halona Point. The melted lava during those eruptions shaped the rock formations you will see in the Halona Blowhole. 


Halona, in literal Hawaiian translation, means lookout. This tourist spot is situated near the coastline, however, swimming is highly discouraged as there is a hazardous current under the blowhole. There are unexpected geyser-like waves that have caused deaths in the past.


Despite the “no swimming allowed” protocol, there are other ways to enjoy this attraction. This place is typically graced by the endangered Honu or Green Sea Turtles at the adjacent beach called Cockroach Cove. Apart from this, tourists who visit during the winter season may also be graced with the view of Humpback Whales as they leave the North Pacific.

How to visit Halona Blowhole?

The Halona Blowhole is located on the third largest island in Hawaii, Oahu. If you want to see the attraction, you can freely endure a 20-minute drive. From Waikiki, you can drive southeast past the Diamond Head and onto the scenic Kalanianaole Highway. This will take you past the Hanauma Bay and Koko Head.


On the other hand, if you do not wish to drive and just relax, you can always book a tour to take you to the Halona Blowhole. There are excursions such as Go Hawaii Tour’s  Byodo-In Temple and Waimea Botanical Garden tours that offer a stop to Halona Blowhole on the itinerary. Furthermore, immersing yourself in the Hawaiian culture and tasting the island’s best flavors without hassle will be possible with Go Hawaii Tours. For more information regarding these tours, you can check Hidden Gems of Oahu with Byodo-In Temple and Hidden Gems of Oahu with Waimea Botanical Garden/ Waterfall.

Book an excursion with a local tour operator

Hawaii is a magnificent state with many beautiful islands to see. So it is only understandable if you feel overwhelmed in choosing the best tourist destinations to check out. Therefore, we recommend you hire a professional tour guide who can help you narrow down your itinerary and, at the same time, provide you with the best Hawaiian experience.


Here at Go Hawaii  Tours, our team is composed of experienced and dedicated tour guides that will help you create unforgettable memories and experiences. Aside from the Halona Blowhole experience, we offer other tours for you to choose from. You can check them out through our website at