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The Summit Gardens Vanuatu

Devil's Point Road, 20 mins from downtown, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 5660713
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Port Vila
Type: Gardens
Owner description: The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific. Tour THE SUMMIT GARDENS & THE SUMMIT PLANTATION, visit The Essential Oils Distillery, Cafe and... more » Owner description: The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific. Tour THE SUMMIT GARDENS & THE SUMMIT PLANTATION, visit The Essential Oils Distillery, Cafe and Health & Body Shop and more. THE SUMMIT GARDENS have been developed to provide maximum pleasure to the visitor. Opened to the public in November 2011, the 11 named gardens, spread over 10 hectares, are all distinctly different, unfolding as a series of surprises as you follow the meandering pathways and steps. At nearly 200m above sea level, the escarpment garden offers the visitor breathtaking views over Mele Bay. Within the gardens are THE ESSENTIAL OILS DISTILLERY - see how oils from sandalwood, Tahitian lime, mandarin, tangelo, ginger, etc, grown at The Summit are extracted and where our soaps, candles and other health and beauty products are made. Come to THE SUMMIT HEALTH & BODY SHOP for our products MADE IN VANUATU and to THE SUMMIT CAFE for refreshments or lunch and take in more of the wonderful views. ALLOW 2-3 hours for your stay - take a guided tour and lunch or refreshments, or wander around at your leisure for the whole day if you wish. An ADMISSION FEE applies to The Summit Gardens. Your Admission ticket is then valid for up to 14 days. Take The Summit Gardens and/or The Summit Plantation Tour including Port Vila hotel/resort transfers, OR take a taxi, bus, hire car or the Mele Bay Express bus. Do come visit - you won't be disappointed! NEW TOUR - THE SUMMIT PLANTATION TOUR, take a landrover around The Summit Sandalwood Plantations, tour fee applies. ATTENTION: CRUISE SHIP VISITORS - The Summit Gardens are not listed as a SHORE TOURS but you can pre-book through our website, alternatively take a taxi/bus or the Mele Bay Express bus to The Summit Gardens. You will be very pleased you came to visit! « less
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Blue Mountains
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

These gardens are beautiful. The orchids and gingers were especially brilliant, we thought that the gardens would mostly feature local and Pacific Islands plants but there are plants from all over the world as well. The views over Mele Bay and over to Port Vila are probably the best you will get for a panoramic photo memory of you holiday.... More

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Brisbane
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

A must for all garden lovers. What an excellent collection of so many different plants and someones past vision. Allow a good couple of hours to enjoy the plants and stunning views. So much to enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a look. The road to the Summit Gardens just climbs up and up to the most amazing views. The gardens are beautiful and very well maintained. Our lovely tour guide was interesting and we'll informed. Loved the experience.

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Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

A Brilliant display of island flora set on a hill overlooking stunning views of the surrounding countryside and sea.

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The Summit G, The Summit Garden Team at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Hi johnnyh18, Thank you for the five star rating you gave us. Yes the gardens are ontop overlooking Mele Bay and Hideaway Island, very spectacular view as you mentioned. Regards, Katrina Sali, Head of Tours More

Healesville
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful display of flowers and the views were brilliant.Leave a couple of hours to enjoy the whole property.

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The Summit G, The Summit Gardens at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Hi Sonya P, Thank you for choosing to visit us at The Summit . Our flowers in the gardens are currently in full bloom with all our tropical bulbs displaying their beauty as you would have seen on your garden tour. You have to allow a good 2 to 3 hours to fully enjoy your tour with us as it... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A great place to visit, amazing views. Unfortunately it was pouring with rain when we went there. Our guide took us all the way around the gardens, telling us about the plants and the history of the gardens. Had lunch at the café – very nice food and coffee. Overall it was a very pleasant experience. The lady in the... More

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The Summit G, The Summit Team at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Hi 361Nat, Thank you for the five star rating you gave us. Despite the weather you fully enjoyed your experience with us at The Summit which are very delighted to hear. It is our pleasure to always provide good customer service so our visitors can fully enjoy their whole experience with us. Thank you for shopping at the shop you... More

adelaide
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you were a keen gardener you would love this place. We felt rushed through with our young guide and taken to the gift shop, we were on a budget!!! The gardens are beautiful, and the view amazing. Not really our thing, even though I do like to garden and take photographs. I actually meant to go to Rainbow botanical... More

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The Summit G, The Summit Team at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Hi Jade C, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I apologise on behalf of the tour guide for rushing you. A normal tour around the garden will take 45 to 50 minutes and then you can walk around a second time at your own leisure. Our tropical gardens is the largest tropical garden in the South... More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wonderful place for a walk and relaxing day. Guided tour a bit slow, self tour would be just as good. Great views tremendous photography opportunity.

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The Summit G, The Summit Team at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Hi Paul 3133, Yes I totally agree with you a lovely place for a walk and relaxing day. Never forget your camera when you visit us at The Summit because you will regret for not taking any photos, lots of different vantage points for great photos of the view. Thank you for your review and for visiting us. Regards, Katrina... More

Theodore, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Even if you don't know tropical plants - just get some exercise and hike up the hill and enjoy the reward of the stunning view. And if you like tropical plants......then you're in luck, and also if you like pure natural body products like I do, then you will def find something at the gift shop to take home.

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The Summit G, The Summit Team at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Hi Katy K, Thank you for the five star rating you gave us. Yes it’s a good walk up the mountain. All products are hand made at The Summit distillery so definitely great gifts to take home to your friends and family. Regards, Katrina Sali, Head of Tours More

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Lovely spot to visit - take a picnic with you. There is a lovely lawn to sit on with great views. The garden is well set out & very tidy. It is quite a pleasant respite from the somewhat noisy & dirty town of Port Vila

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The Summit G, The Summit Team at The Summit Gardens Vanuatu, responded to this review

Hi Deb C, Thank you for posting this review. We do not encourage visitors to come up for a picnic as you would have seen Deb C a lovely café where visitors can buy fresh food and then be able to sit on the lawn to enjoy the million dollar view. Thank you for visiting us hope you can come... More

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