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The Summit Gardens Vanuatu

Address: Devil's Point Road, 20 mins from downtown, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 5660713
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Port Vila
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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!
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

There were beautiful views and gardens and aromatic and healing oils distilled at the site. Our guide had a very good knowledge of all of the plants and their medicinal uses.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Getting to The Summit can be an adventure in itself, but don't let they put you off. We drove up in a 'normal car' and the drive up was fascinating; it feels as if you will never actually get to the top - sharp bends, amazing views and a sense of achievement when you get to the lovely grounds at... More

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Childers, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

hate to see a cactus plant so out of place where it can go wild and destroy native ecology. Otherwise the people are terrific.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Lovely walk through the gardens, looking at the different plants . Cost about $25aud. Make sure you have the guide with you,you're paying for them regardless. Views over Vanautu are spectacular

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

On our recent trip to Vanuatu we stopped in at The Summit Gardens. Our tour guide led us through the gardens showing and telling us about the beautiful sculptered gardens that had been created there. It really was a stunning site, especially with Port Vila Bay and Hideaway Island in the background. The pathways through the gardens were of various... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautifully kept gardens and grounds and what a variety! Very nicely planned out (each garden is connected). A great photographer's day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stunning views overlooking Mele Bay. Great landscape with exotic flowers. Oil Refinery a def must visit. great place to have a quite moment

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

Hi MamereVanuatu, It is great to hear a comment from a Ni-Vanuatu thank you for posting on TripAdvisor. I hope you can encourage Evergreen visitors to visit The Summit. Regards, Katrina Sali, Head of Tours More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I are both 76, battling back pain and arthritis, but found a tour to The Summit gardens well within our physical capabilities. We're so glad we came, because we are keen photographers with an abiding interest in gardening and botany in general. The tour guide gave us an information-packed wander through these unique tropical gardens, and we... More

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

Hi BillLeithhead, Thank you so much for the great review you posted. I am delighted to hear that you both enjoyed your tour and did very well in completing the garden tour even though you are both battling arthritis and back pain. We have had visitors with hip and knee replacements and they all make it around the garden of... More

Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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

Hi TimberBlueMountains, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. You will get sick of repeating “wow” through out the entire garden tour as you mentioned, every garden has its own story. It is the flowering season now for most of the gingers and orchids. Yes in the gardens is a variety of native and exotic plants. I... More

Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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

Hi RockyJ, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Yes our tropical gardens is a must see for all garden lovers but also for others who wish to enjoy the tranquillity of the gardens. As you would have seen RockyJ and also mentioned there are over 1000 varieties of tropical plants originating from different parts of the world. I... More

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