The Halona Blowhole Lookout is one of the best views on the East Coast of Oahu. Located east of Honolulu, the Halona Blowhole is like Hawaii’s version of Old Faithful. You may know the nearby Halona Beach Cove, made famous by the kissing scene in 1953’s From Here to Eternity between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. Tours of the Halona Blowhole are available with IMI Tours.
The Halona Blowhole is one of Oahu’s most beautiful natural wonders. It was created thousands of years ago from molten lava tubes. Today surf sprays through the narrow lava tube like a Whale’s blowhole, shooting water 30 feet high. It’s a tourist favorite and bigger waves mean a higher geyser. Remember that the Halona Blowhole is best looked at from a distance though. Careless tourists have been sucked into the blowhole before.
Below the blowhole is the Halona Beach Cove. The beach is usually only visited in the summer months when ocean is calmer. It’s recommended if you plan on walking down to the beach to wear protective footwear. It’s a steep and rocky descent to the bottom.
The Halona Blowhole remains a must-see scenic stop in Oahu. While the overlook does have a surprisingly large parking lot, due to its popularity, using a tour bus to the Halona Blowhole is the easiest option to enjoy the view.
Here’s a few Halona Blowhole tips:
- Always bring sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen
- Have a change of clothes
- Bring comfortable walking shoes
- Take your camera and your sense of adventure
If you’re looking for Halona Blowhole tours, start your trip with IMI Tours. Check out their Oahu Circle Island Adventure Tour for more information on Halona Blowhole tours and other nearby landmarks.