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“main waterfall”(37 reviews)
“water crossings”(30 reviews)
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
Mele Road | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
+678 23050
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 6, 2007

Mele Cascades – these are beautiful and well worth the visit. It’s 1000vt to get in and you have to walk for about 15 minutes, some of which is up hill, and when you get to the falls, you can choose to walk up the...More

28  Thank Lelagonbride
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 20, 2011

at $18 aus per person you expect something, what we got was to share a rather nice waterfall with about 600 other people :( DO NOT VISIT THIS PLACE ON CRUISE SHIP DAYS !!! in fact dont go anywhere where they take the tour ship...More

4  Thank eel007
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Reviewed 4 days 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.

Thank grahamthomas176
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Samion
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank chantal_dunbar
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Natalie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Alextacy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the entry we were told it was a 15 minute walk with some steps and 2 creek crossings. Mmm maybe for some but for our group of mid sixty non hikers it took 15 minutes just to get across the 2 creek crossings (they...More

Thank AussiePD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mele Cascades was a really lovely place to visit . Really easy stroll up the walkway , through pretty landscaped gardens to the cascades . Some lovely photo opportunities. We had a refreshing swim and just relaxed in this lovely environment for a while ....More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

drove here with friends on a private tour. once into the area walked along a track for about 600-700 meters in awe of the many freshwater little swimming dips. The path is not signposted but just follow your nose and you will find it. There...More

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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
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.
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.