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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 #3 of 18 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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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Recommend coming for the wonderful views across the bay and out to Hideaway Island. The garden is still being developed but is very interesting and full of colourful flowers. We decided not to take the tour and were very happy wandering around at our own pace. Spent a couple of hours there and it was really enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view at high mountains Good food and very pleasant cafe Fantastic soaps and vanuatu made sandawood essence. Its really worthed trip15 min from town

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Warragul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Hired a taxi from town and spent an hour or two on the Summit. Beautiful gardens and nice views. On way back called in at Tanna Coffee place and the Hideaway Island - so it was a good afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The gardens were beautiful and it's great to take colourful photos and observe the huge dangling spiders if you're into that sort of thing but $25 per person to enter a garden is a little pricey - especially when we paid for ziplining as well! The ziplining was lots of fun, and got some great views of the forest. Some... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

decent garden, well set out, loved the colours and the effort made to make it attractive. Overpriced, hairy ride up in a minibus and the hundreds of spiders hanging everywhere was a bit of a challenge. Staff quite disinterested and when we got a minibus called for we were told it would be 5 minutes and it took over an... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My daughter drove up a very steep road to the lovely gardens & distillery. We learnt about the many nut species,vanilla plants,flowers and trees. The views are amazing,you are so high up. Our family tried out the Zipline,hooked to wires flying through the jungle - excellent fun.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A very scary drive up the steep hill, really need a four wheel drive to handle the road. Views were fantastic but the entry fee of $25 per person to see tropical garden is way too dear. Not worth it.

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

Hi Kaz64au, Thank you for your review. Most of our visitors think the drive up the hill to The Summit is a great adventure, and it is simply not true that a four wheel drive is necessary to make the climb. Many 2 wheel drive vehicles, including buses, have no problems getting up here. All of our visitors are unanimous... More

Mornington, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The tour company is just starting but they certainly know what they are talking about. Beautiful gardens and the best views of Port Vila and the harbour you can get

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Port-Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The summit gardens has amazing views and the guided tour is a must. It's also got the Vanuatu Zipline so you can enjoy a bit of adventure as well.

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Dunmore, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great place to visit for lunch and enjoy the view. Food is not great but is reasonably priced and the view makes up for it. The summit punch is great.

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