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Jacks Blowhole Track

| Jacks Bay Road, Balclutha Catlins coastal area, New Zealand
+64 3-211 2400
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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 4 weeks ago
DanielH1981
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Singapore, Singapore
Nice walk

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

Reviewed February 12, 2018
422iana
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 weeks ago
“nice walk, impressive hole”
Feb 11, 2018
“Nice walk”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| Jacks Bay Road, Balclutha Catlins coastal area, New Zealand
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+64 3-211 2400

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 422iana
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Reviewed January 6, 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.

Thank AntnDi
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Reviewed December 31, 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

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Reviewed December 30, 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

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Reviewed December 2, 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

Thank Gordon B
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

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

Thank Gee8246
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Reviewed September 6, 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.

Thank Maryna R
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Reviewed January 28, 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

Thank ph11lkk
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