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The Summit Gardens Vanuatu

Address: Devil's Point Road, 20 mins from downtown | PO Box 1401, Port Vila, Vanuatu, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 566 0713
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Port Vila
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific. Tour THE SUMMIT GARDENS, visit The Essential...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific. Tour THE SUMMIT GARDENS, 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 6 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 range of health and beauty products, soaps and candles 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. The Summit Gardens Tour transfers from Port Vila hotel/resort, OR take a taxi, bus or hire car. Do come visit-you won't be disappointed! ATTN: CRUISE SHIP VISITORS - The Summit Gardens are sold on P&O ships only, for all other cruise ships you can pre-book through our website, alternatively take a taxi/bus to The Summit Gardens. You will be very pleased you came to visit!
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Toowoomba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The staff are passionate about the place and very knowledgeable.Iit is a nice morning outing to wander round the gardens. The view is amazing on a good day! My only quibble is the cost of the tour - not really worth the money.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you are into native gingers and orchids then this is must visit. Food was good too. The drive up is a bit hairy but worth it. Great view of Port Villa and next door is Zipline. Helicopter from Port Villa also stops here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

So many beautiful places in the summit! Every little garden is different al together! The restaurant is alright but the lime juice is great.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Amazing landscaping, beautiful flowers, stunning views and the cafe is good too. Try the fresh sugar cane juice! Bought some oil for arthritis and it was good too.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The Summit overlooks Port Villa so it's a great view of the island. The tour of the gardens is very well informed and enjoyable. Afterwards you can wander around yourself and the little restaurant is also quite good.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Repeat visitors we had never been to the Summit till 2013 ..... now its on the must repeat do list. Exceptional views and great gardens. A very nice little cafe and shop. Even the drive up the mountain is fun. If you can loiter do so ..... the cafe is worth the visit for a lazy lunch and the views,... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Lovely tropical garden in a stunning location. The views are amazing. The coffee shop and toilets could do with refreshing and the tour of the Oil Distillery was a bit uninspiring but the end products are lovely as was our tour guide.

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

Hi Mimx3, Thank you for your comment. Customer comment like yours is very helpful to us as it helps us to make decisions on how to improve our service. I appreciate your comment about the tour guide and hoped you enjoyed the garden tour. Regards, Katrina Sali, Head of Tours More 

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a very beautiful place and well worth the visit the cafe and shop are excellent. However don't pay the extra for the tour our guide did not know much about the plants and had to read everything from the piece of paper you get fr free when you pay your entry fee, Nice guy though.

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

Hi Alaxander R, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. In response to your comment about the tour guide I have been training our bus drivers to also take guided tours around the gardens. So you were probably his first customer, which would make him nervous as it would be his first time to take a tour... More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What a find, make the effort to take the steep drive, and go early in the morning. Private gardens open to the public, with good facilities. Wonderful orchids to start the tour, and followed by lots of different laid out gardens from around the Pacific, a must!

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

Hi skitrip20142014 Thank you for the five star rating you gave us. Your comment tells me that you enjoyed the garden tour. I agree with you saying “go early in the morning” that is the best time to walk around the gardens because it is quiet and cool. Please share your experience with others when you return to Buckinghamshire so... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Summit Gardens on the 3rd Dec within an hour or less. The gardens and plants were nice and tour guide lady great. However,if we were in Australia, this garden would have been free for visitors. Most plants grow freely in other places in Vanuatu or Fiji. We regretted paying $25 pp for this garden tour. $10 would... More 

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

Hi Ro C, Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately it is unfair to compare gardnens in Australia with ours in Vanuatu as you are not comparing apples with apples. Let me say at the outset that the majority of our visitors find our gardens stunning and have no problem with paying the $25 admission fee as you can see that... More 

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