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Nice stroll, time your visit

The blowhole was not a blowhole because we went at low tide. It’s worth the nice stroll out there... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Tennille S
nice walk, impressive hole

The walk to get to the blowhole was not short. However, it was very scenic. I enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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6 Nov 2018
“Nice stroll, time your visit”
20 Mar 2018
“nice walk, impressive hole”
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| Jacks Bay Road, Balclutha Catlins coastal area, New Zealand
+64 3-211 2400
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The blowhole was not a blowhole because we went at low tide. It’s worth the nice stroll out there, but if you are wanting to see the blowhole I would go at high tide and high swells. We did get to see some sea lions...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tennille S
Reviewed 20 March 2018

The walk to get to the blowhole was not short. However, it was very scenic. I enjoyed it immensely. The blowhole is a hole in the ground that the sea rushes into. But it was a pretty darn big hole and was quite impressive! We...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DanielH1981
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Not a short walk to the blowhole. Quite large and deep. A few steps to climb over. Was worth the walk.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 422iana
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We went close to high tide on a full moon and there was no blow. It was just a hole in the ground. Quite disappointed after a big walk. A few very steep sections. There are much better places to visit in the Catlins.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AntnDi
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We took a long walk to the location on a hot and sunny day. Got sunburnt and only saw a large hole. The tide was low and the water level was not high enough. Not worth going unless you know the timing when the water...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ooopoo
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The track is quite challenging with some steep sections. Well worth the effort to get there even at low tide. Also beautiful views of the coast on the way to it

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Praxmeyer
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We really enjoyed the walk in to Jack'S Blowhole. You pass through a very nice forested area and then break open to spectacular views of the coast, then reach the very interesting Jack'S Blowhole. The walk has a fair amount of steep uphill and is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A long walk. Worth viewing. Make sure you've got good shoes, jandals not recommended. Coastal views along the way - beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Gee8246
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery and nice walk but did not take water and it was a hot day. Also took grandies with me and found it just too long for them to walk all the way. Great experience though.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MarynaR46
Reviewed 28 January 2017

There is a 45 minute return walk up to Jack's Blowhole. The formation itself is rather incredible and unique but if you only have three weeks two explore both islands (like we did on this trip), this 45 minutes could probably have been spent better...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank ph11lkk
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