The Halona Blowhole is one of the natural wonders that make Oahu such a great place to visit and explore. Thousands of years ago, when volcanoes were active on Oahu, lave flowed into the ocean here at Halona Point. This lava formed a lava tube at a height perfect for waves to enter into the tube. When the waves go into the tube, which narrows at the top, water becomes compressed and gushes from 20-35 feet in the air (much like a geyser).
When visiting Halona Point and the Blowhole, mind the caution signs. Four people have been swept into the blowhole since 1927 and three of them died. There is a safe lookout spot where you can easily see the blowhole and get some great photos. On a clear day you can see Molokai and Lanai from the lookout. In the winter months, this is the perfect spot to see humpback whales. While at Halona Point, take a short hike down the lava cliffs to Halona Cove and enjoy a peaceful walk on the cove’s beach. If you don’t know, and many people don’t, this beach is also called “From here to eternity beach”. The famous love scene between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr from the movie “From Here To Eternity”(1953) was filmed right here at this small sandy beach.
Halona Point is about a 15 min drive East from Waikiki.
Starting in Waikiki; go to Ala Wai Blvd and turn right onto Kalakaua Ave and drive to Kapiolani and turn right. While driving in the left lane you will see the entrance to H-1 East. Take this ramp and continue past Hawaii Kai and Hanauma Bay. About 1.5 miles past Hanauma Bay, you will see the scenic lookout for the Halona Blowhole. Park in this parking lot and walk to the lookout.
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