In Hawai'ian, the word halona means "peering place; lookout," and one would be hard pressed to find a more spectacular lookout than that of Halona Blowhole. Escape the stir of Waikiki, just a short 10-15 minute drive to the south shore of O'ahu, and experience nature at its best.
When waters are calm, the lookout at Halona Blowhole presents pristine beauty in all directions — even the outer islands such as Moloka'i and Lana'i are visible from this viewpoint. But don't get too entranced by the idyllic surroundings. Once the surf picks up, the blowhole spits a salty stream of water up to 30 feet in the air. It is quite a sight for even the worldliest of travelers. This natural phenomena was created thousands of years ago when volcanic eruptions produced lava tubes that ran clear to the ocean.
Just to the right of Halona Blowhole is Halona Beach Cove. This romantic beach is the setting of the classic love scene in the film From Here to Eternity. Whether you are looking for tranquil scenery, want to encounter an exciting geographic marvel, or experience a piece of cinematic history, Halona Blowhole is definitely a place to be on the lookout for.
- South Shore O'ahu, HI
- From Waikiki take the H-I East towards Hawai'i Kai. Located 1.5 miles past Hanauma Bay