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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Mele Road | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
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+678 23050
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mele Cascades is a very beautiful place with a lovely cascading stream all the way through tut he property from the main falls. However, I felt that it was very overpriced st $25 AUD per person. Apparently it is no longer owned by locals but...More

Thank Sonya1966
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Waterfalls are beautiful. Plenty of pools to relax in so easy to find your own space. Gentle walk to top. Would recommend except for the price tag- no way do these natural falls justify such expense. If they were 500vt like most other natural areas...More

1  Thank miriamfaithrose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing trip to see the incredible waterfalls and we able to swim through them. Maintained beautifully!

Thank 446maryanneb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful and natural site. A visit is well worth the hill climb over well maintained access pathways. Ensure you take reef shoes for swimming.

1  Thank grahamthomas176
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

17 usd for small, ordinary cascades.. Come on, tourist trap. Dont spend here your time and money. Head for the beach at Mele or even Hideaway island, another tourist trap but with excellent waters and snorkelling.

3  Thank iott11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely oasis was once owned by a Ni Vanuatu family. Sadly, after Cyclone Pam visited Port Vila, a significant amount of water damaged the property and diverted away from Mele’s falls once it was fixed up. The Chinese purchased the property when the bank...More

1  Thank chantal_dunbar
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time at the cascading waterfalls fantastic swim recommended 100% not to miss this excursion You don’t have to take the two you can take a negotiate with the local small bus it works out cheaper

Thank 489dennyd
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

For 2000vatu per person, you can visit the waterfall. It’s about a 15 minute scenic walk to the waterfall. I would highly recommend a visit to this attraction.. it is beautiful. Be sure to visit when a cruise boat has not docked as there will...More

Thank kayo606
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We loved the walk to the top of this lovely waterfall. Out nearly 2 year old daughter was able to walk all the way to the top, so very family friendly. Loved swimming under the waterfall at the top, was a highlight. Definitely worth a...More

1  Thank Natalie A
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Natural beauty in abundance, a great location to chill out and relax floating in a tire tube in the fresh water stream. Local staff are friendly, and there was a lifeguard on duty. While some of the wooden walkways and piers could do with some...More

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choc76
October 23, 2018|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
I would say it would depend on the time of year. We went after an extended drier period so the water level on the crossings were very low and it shouldn’t be too difficult. As one advisor suggested, take your time, but... More
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Peter B
July 30, 2018|
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Response from ColinRosewarne | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of water and save your money on the guide. Not necessary. Buses way cheaper too.
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Nicole J
July 17, 2018|
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Response from MilneBayPatriot | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are. If not, the tour guids available at the waterfall reception are easily able to get a taxi for you.
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