Tasman blowhole

Tasman blowhole, Eaglehawk Neck: Address, Tasman blowhole Reviews: 4/5

Tasman blowhole
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia2,555 contributions
Good but not really a blow hole.
Jul 2021
I didn't really think this was a blow hole. It was a largish natural cave with water coming through and breaking onto rocks. Still, it was a lovely natural sea formation which is definitely worth a look. It has lots of good areas where you can view the wave / splash action.
In geology, a blowhole or marine geyser is formed as sea caves grow landwards and upwards into vertical shafts and expose themselves towards the surface, which can result in hydraulic compression of sea water that is released through a port from the top of the blowhole.
Still, you have to be lucky to see a good spray due to the tide, swell conditions. You can get around to the blow hole going either way from the carpark.
Put it on you things to do list when down on the peninsula.
Written 21 August 2021
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,502 contributions
Timing
Apr 2021
As with any natural attraction like this, the tide makes a difference whether you get great action, or little fanfare. Worth stopping by as its an easy visit
Written 22 July 2021
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TravellingTeacherL
Brisbane, Australia293 contributions
Worth a stop to see
Jun 2021 • Friends
We stopped here on the way back from Port Arthur. It is worth a look but it would be worth checking tide times, in coming tide would be more spectacular.
Written 26 June 2021
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Simon B
City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,231 contributions
Blowhole Lotto
Jan 2021 • Family
Of all the terrific scenic stops around the Eaglehawk region this would be the dullest: my lad blurted out “is that it?”.
Reckon the tide, swell and winds might need to be just right for powerful water action. Better things to wow about nearby.
Written 12 May 2021
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Michelle Roberts
73 contributions
Inactive Blowhole
Apr 2021
Stopped off here for a look on our way to Tasman Arch etc but it wasn't worth the look. No action on the day we went unfortunately
Written 6 May 2021
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Luke H
Gold Coast, Australia186 contributions
Quick stop off
Feb 2021
Quick stop off after spending morning at Port Arthur. Definitely worth a stop off and a quick look. No need to get your etc just go for a quick look.
Written 15 February 2021
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Rebecca
Adelaide, Australia1,646 contributions
Visit to stretch the legs and grab a bite to eat
Jan 2021 • Couples
The carpark only allows 1h parking so I assume it might get busy at timrs. Spend about 15-20 minutes here it's plenty but a picnic probably isn't much of an option. Lovely views and some seating to have an ice cream or snack
Written 15 January 2021
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia955 contributions
Free Attraction located close to Port Arthur
Jan 2021
The Tasman Blowhole is located on Eaglehawk neck, an area referring to the isthmus that connects the Forestier and Tasman Peninsula's. You cross eagle hawk neck to get to Port Arthur and because of this it's not far from the main road that you will pass across.

In the case of the Tasman blowhole the action of waves on vertical cliff cracks has led to the dislodgement of boulders and stones leading to a small sea cave. This causes water to funnel up and blow up once it reaches the end.

Interestingly the nearby Tasman arch and devils kitchen represent the exact same process except these are much more advanced in the case of the Tasman arch (has less roof) and is finally completed at the devils kitchen (roof has collapsed in).

You can drive to within 2 minutes walk of the Tasman blowhole and its free to view.

I wasn't particularly overwhelmed with it but given its free and located close to Port Arthur I think its worth adding to that days itinerary.
Written 11 January 2021
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KatielouAustralia
Hobart, Australia1,512 contributions
Natural beauty
Nov 2020
One of the three must-see sights in this area. The blowhole began life as a small cave but the pounding of the ocean and years of water erosion have led to this geological attraction. It was calm the day we were there but am told you can get 10 metre spray at times!!
Written 23 November 2020
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia1,795 contributions
Worth a detour
Aug 2020
Visit here after you have been to the Tasman Arch and the Devil's Kitchen. The blowhole is fun to watch but we enjoyed the views over the bays even more as the sea was rough.
Written 17 August 2020
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