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Mele Cascades

Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Traveler Description: Mele Cascades is located 10-15minutes drive out of the township area. It is one of the unique attraction site found on the island of Efate.  Entrance... more »
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful day trip, amazing waterfalls. 2000 Vatu entry fee. Recommend crocs or reef shoes as lots of wading through shallow water to get there but definitely worthwhile. Swim at the end is chilly but breathtaking

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Mele Casacades is beautiful easy walk to the top of the waterfalls. We walked in flip flops and found it easy to get to the top. A great inexpensive way to spend the afternoon. Catch a standard bus from the city centre. It is easy to find a local bus there and back and you will save money if... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We did a round island tour and stopped at these amazing waterfalls for a quick swim and climb up to the top. Very beautiful and natural.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Meles Cascades are located about 20 - 30 min drive out of town. Entry is 2000 VT (~$AU 20) (tourist premium) but goes back to the local village/owners. The tracks were well maintained. Best to wear reef shoes or the like but barefeet in the water would be fine given the well worn track ie. rocks have been scrapped... More

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Currumbin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A magical experience of walking alongside a beautiful, cascading tropical waterfall, that seems to go on forever. When you do finally reach the base of the major waterfall, you'll think the effort truly worth it as you enjoy bathing in the refreshing pools and sitting under the falls, whilst taking in the breathtaking sights, sounds and smells of the tropical... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Mele Cascades are located just out of town, short bus or taxi ride (should only cast $1.50 bus) $20 to enter the falls, great walk to the top, wear river/rock shoes & you will enjoy getting wet by the spray..have a swim there are many great spots to enjoy along the way up or on the way down -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A lovely walk and swim up the cascades to the waterfall. Good to know the money goes back to the local tribe

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We loved the falls, like others have suggested go in the afternoon and the place is nearly empty. My wife, daughter and I had no trouble walking to the falls, but if your unsteady on your feet a friendly staff member can help you. Sandles or reef shoes would be a good idea for the more adventurous.

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Dunedin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a gorgeous break from hustle and bustle; slow walk/climb through forest up through the beautiful Mele Cascades to the large waterfall.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Just a beautiful waterfall and rainforest to visit. We went quite late in the afternoon and enjoyed the place to ourselves. Strongly recommend wearing reef shoes not joggers or thongs. The biggest surprise was that the rocks themselves were not slippery. If you don't wish to walk up to the top of the cascades you can just swim at the... More

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