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Address: | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 23050
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Small but beautiful waterfall

We went to the Mele Cascades as part of a tour after visiting the lagoon. We chose to go here after being told the main waterfall was dry. The waterfall is very pretty. We were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mortdale, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we came at the wrong time of the year. It had not been raining so there was not enough water to flow down the cascades. However the staff there were really friendly, the man who took us on the walk had been there for years and years and knew the place like the back of his hand, which was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Mele Cascades as part of a tour after visiting the lagoon. We chose to go here after being told the main waterfall was dry. The waterfall is very pretty. We were there on a day that one of the P&O cruises were in town so it was not as enjoyable, however on a quieter day it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because Mele Cascades has dried up, we sought out another similar attraction and our bus driver sapo took us to Rarru - bigger pools and great swimming and they have a refreshment area under cover with tables and chairs and you purchase drinks to go with the complimentary fruit - recommended to all. These are actually the s ame cascades... More 

3 Thank MrPurser
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No sign of the past throng of taxis and buses as the place looks empty other than young lads roaming around there. So sad to see as it once was a fun place to enjoy.

Thank Dee D
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to little rainfall over many months, the waterfall was dry and cascades were less impressive. But don't be put off - visiting the cascades you see some interesting local flowers and vegetation, including crops grown everywhere for use by each household. the cascades were pretty and the swim very refreshing so even in the dry times, this trip is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Mele Cascades as it had been pre paid as part of a package. We were aware that there was no water (Trip Advisor) but went along anyway. We enjoyed the walk past the pools, through the vegetable patches up to the lookout.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

If you enjoy a scenic trek followed by a swim in cool, clean and refreshing water you’ll love this. This journey starts with a short (less than 30 minutes) trek through the jungle where you will eventually arrive at the waterfalls. The journey to the waterfalls is a gradual uphill trek, but not a steep one. Ropes have been installed... More 

1 Thank lovers1996
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I have visited Mele Cascades a few times and always enjoy the walk up the trails to the waterfall at the top of the cascades. Great for a cooling swim in the ponds on a hot day.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Poring rain on the day of our visit, which was part of our package. We were told on arrival that the cascades don't cascade any more. Even the rain of the day would not help the waterfall. So instead of slipping over the pathway to the cascades about 25 min walk away, we and another couple decided to cut our... More 

1 Thank Phil R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Water flow was reduced because not much rain lately. It was a nice walk up to the falls but not spectacular when you got there. I don't think the price was reduced as much as the water was!

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