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The Summit Gardens Vanuatu

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Address: Devil's Point Road, 20 mins from downtown, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 566 0713
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific recovering well after...

The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific recovering well after Cyclone Pam in March 2015, the panoramic views from The Summit are stunning. Visit THE SUMMIT GARDENS for FREE, view health & body products being made at The Essential Oils Distillery, Cafe and Health & Body Gift Shop, DAY SPA 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 based on Sandalwood, soaps and candles are made. The Gardens were devastated during Cyclone Pam on Friday 13 March 2015. Since re-opening in August 2015, admission to the gardens is free and must remain so until they recover their former glory and world class status, and we wanted to share this journey with you. However, costs for rehab and garden team wages are ongoing. We believe in Trade not Aid... So if you want to help us going forward, please call into The Summit Gift Shop after your garden stroll and choose your favourite Made in Vanuatu skincare products, 100% Tropical Vanuatu Inspired, 100% Natural & Sandalwood Based. All net proceeds from the shop go to cover the costs of restoring The Summit Gardens. And remember, our products carry a 100% Money Back Guarantee. Come 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 leisure walk and lunch or refreshments, or wander around at your leisure for the whole day if you wish! Enjoy a Walk at the Rainforest or Dare the Canyon Ride (Admission Fee applies), or do the Segway Tour (Admission Fee applies) BUT Remember, there's NO ADMISSION FEE to visit and to enjoy The Summit Gardens for now! You can come by bus, by your own car, by your transport. Do come visit-you won't be disappointed! ATTN: Air Vanuatu/ Virgin Blue / Air Caledonia / Fiji Airways / CRUISE SHIP VISITORS & Everyone - To Visit The Summit Gardens is FREE! Explore, Discover, Dine & Shop in the Clouds! If you're feeling adventurous, dare the Canyon Ride or do the Segway tour! ADMISSION FEE APPLIES to both these tours.

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Beautiful garden with stunning views

Despite being ravaged by last year's cyclone, this garden is a Jewell and is not to be missed. We spent 2 hours wandering along the paths and exploring and marvelling at plants... read more

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Despite being ravaged by last year's cyclone, this garden is a Jewell and is not to be missed. We spent 2 hours wandering along the paths and exploring and marvelling at plants, the colours, the design features, the quirky statues and masonry, the fusion of formal and informal. Everything grows in this amazing environment and it is clear this garden... More 

Thank frankandcoral
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My partner and I went when it was poring with rain. Our bus (van) couldn't make it up and we ended up walking up the very steep hill in the rain. We didn't mind, it was part of the fun! When we got there we were greeted by Carl who was lovely, as were the other staff. The food was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Summit Gardens are certainly worth a visit but I would advise going with a tour or if travelling on your own then have a driver wait for you. The road up is very steep and slippery if it's raining. Signage is not good but just follow the signs to the zip line and you will get there. The winding... More 

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Mildura, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately it started raining when we arrived and proceeded to bucket down so we didn't get to see the gardens. The shop is very small and super expensive, I'm not sure who would buy anything from here - $10 for a small bar of soap!

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Woodside, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite being ravaged by Cyclone Pam in 2015, this 6 hectares of garden are bouncing back brilliantly. The gardens are great and the views are breathtaking. Well a visit for the whole family.

Thank Ncorn27
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely lunch with fantastic views. Great selection of local products to buy in the shop. Gardens were great to have a nice quiet stroll around.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't miss these gardens. Of all the gardens in the surrounding countries, these are the best! It's all the more amazing as the gardens were devastated by Hurricane Pam only a year ago. There is a long, lush path with beautifully kept plant beds offering up spectacular views of the coastline. Many of the plants are well labelled. The gift... More 

Thank dmittleman
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip up the mountain to the summit is very, very steep with hairpin turns at every corner. Make sure your vehicle is up to it if you are going to self-drive (we had a rental van and the trip up was pretty scary!) The day we visited there was a horrendous thunder storm which made it very exciting being... More 

Thank Amie C
Canberra - Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are offering free admission as they are still recovering from Cyclone Pam, but they are recovering well and offer lovely views over Hideaway Island and beyond. The gardens are full of interesting specimens of exotic tropical plants. There is also a nice cafe as well as a spa and shop selling cosmetics etc made at the on site... More 

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Arundel, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about this venue from our Tour Guide from Atmosphere Tours, so we arranged a Bus to take us up and wait while we took in everything from this great tranquil place. There is a nice cafe there to grab a bite to eat and a cold drink whilst gazing out over the bay and across to Port Vila... More 

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