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Mele Cascades

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Address: | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 23050
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Mele Cascades Waterfalls is one of Efate's most popular natural...

Mele Cascades Waterfalls is one of Efate's most popular natural attractions. Only 20 minutes drive out of town, a visit can be completed in just over two hours. There are bathroom facilities available , sitting area, a small cafe and bar on site for purchase of food and drinks. The area is local owned and run by locals. Revenue generated help pay wages for local employees, maintenance and upkeep of the area,community development for surrounding villages and sponsorship of social activities, most especially soccer development programs for youth. Note: Efate is currently experiencing severe El Nino and the once picturesque attraction has very low water levels. This is also causing drastic water supply shortage to villages and its people. To close the business would mean loss of income for many.

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Now this is heaven !

After a long walk, which is not always easy, the hidden gem at the top of the hill made it all worthwhile. Swimming in the waterfalls was an amazing experience, one not to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Amanda B
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Varsity Lakes, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked on a tour to visit the cascade falls... which was cancelled and money refunded as lack of rainfall has no water in the falls

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Varsity Lakes, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a long walk, which is not always easy, the hidden gem at the top of the hill made it all worthwhile. Swimming in the waterfalls was an amazing experience, one not to be missed. The water is clean and refreshing and what was needed after the trek up there !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a hire car and arrived on a rainy day. We were told on entrance that the waterfall wasn't running. So we just asked if we could have a walk around anyway. We were still asked to pay $25 each so we left.

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Thank khrissurfers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A relatively easy hike to the cascades, where you can even jump under the falls and enjoy the water!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Insane beauty. Wife and I stopped here on our quad bike for a few hours, had the place to ourselves except for a dog following behind. Had something to eat at the cafe, then took a private walk through the rope bridges and over the cascades. Class.

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Thank mccorryd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved getting up there and enjoying the cool waters. Beautiful views and breathtaking scenery. Really worth the visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the dry season had depleted most of the water in the waterfall, the rock pool was gorgeous, deep and refreshing. The morning tea refreshments of local fruits were delicious.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here in September - unfortunately there was no water flowing. We were advised this was because the wet season had been much drier than usual. Despite this, it was still a beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In October 2015, I went up to the cascades after a couple of days of heavy rain and it was PERFECT timing. The trek from the bottom to the top waterfalls is an experience I enjoyed. My guide gave me a bit of a history lesson on the cascades as we went up and that added a lot more than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a beautiful part of the world to see.....admittedly you should be a little on the fit side...i have back and knee problems so i should not have really done this as it is a little physical for me with alot of walking...but if your healthier than me definnately go see it ...you can even swim and relax there..see all the... More 

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