Mele Cascades

Mele Cascades, Port Vila: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Mele Cascades Reviews: 4.5/5

Mele Cascades
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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 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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Rimbwe T
2 contributions
Satisfactory and agreeable
Dec 2020
Truly a genuinely shocking and stunning area. Very little more I can say about this as it is stunning Definitely justified even despite the visit"

Totally wonderful and an incredible swimming spot! A stunning stroll along the stream to get to the agony opening close to the top. No image really does it equity.
Written February 14, 2021
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Bradley B
Newcastle, Australia112 contributions
More beautiful than pictures show
Jan 2021 • Couples
Honestly a truly stunning and amazing location. Not much more I can say about this as it is breathtaking. No picture truly does it justice.
Written January 4, 2021
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IamDaniel
Sydney, Australia11 contributions
Highly Recommended
Oct 2019 • Couples
Highly recommended tour! The tour guide is very informative and we really enjoyed our time! We can’t wait to go back to Vanuatu and visit lovely people and places. See you again soon!
Written September 8, 2020
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KKAdventures
South Africa81 contributions
Well worth the visit
Feb 2020
Absolutely beautiful and a great swimming spot! A lovely walk along the river to get to the pain hole near the top.
Written April 19, 2020
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Jacqueline M
3 contributions
Amazing staff
Mar 2020 • Couples
The walk is amazing. The water is amazing and the staff are seriously amazing. Make sure you have a chat to them. The best way to learn is through the locals. Even with the dry wet season it was still magical
Written March 20, 2020
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Krystal J
21 contributions
Don’t waste your time and money
Mar 2020 • Couples
We visited the cascades based on so many glowing reviews and were left bitterly disappointed.

The cascades were only a mere trickle of water at the topmost pool, with only two of the advertised 5 pools holding water.

None of the advertised businesses (bar/lunch) were open.

The area of port Vila is beautiful - with so many amazing things to experience (blue lagoon, Erakor island) however charging 2000VT (28AUD) for this experience is robbery.

We had over heard other people at our accommodation who complained and had gotten their money back.

Written March 11, 2020
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CJSammo
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Beautiful at the top but very dry...
Feb 2020 • Couples
Decided to pop by these as my partner has been here before and said how amazing it is. Sadly due to a dry wet season it is dry apart from 2 watering holes on the way up so no cascades.
Once at the top the hole there to swim in is stunning and as the water isn't flowing fast it is so relaxing to swim. Floating in the water, all you can see is cliffs and rainforest. So peaceful.

Definitely worth the 15min walk but only if you are going to swim i think.

Due to it having been bought by a Chinese company its pretty expensive and the locals wont encourage you to go there now as the money wont be going back into the community which is sad.
Written March 8, 2020
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Brendon W
3 contributions
day trip
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great day trip, like everything else not cheap(1250vt per person). from port cilla catch a local bis for 150 instead of taxi.
Written February 5, 2020
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Pietrocosenza
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jan 2020
Mele Cascades is a natural water park for kids and adults alike that prefer their attractions a bit more authentic. Each of the pools along the climb to the top of teh cascades offer something different, although I recommend resisting the temptation to jump into the first pool you see. In my opinion, it's best to walk all the way to the top pool and work your way down from there. By the time you get to the final pool, known as the "Ice Pool", you will have earned a nice cool dip! To really get the most out of your visit, I'd recommend allowing for 3-4 hours, and make sure you bring reef shoes as some parts of the climb can be tricky underfoot. There is a cafe and bar on site if required.
Written January 29, 2020
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Stormcloud96
Wilkes-Barre, PA15 contributions
Beautiful and nice walk
Dec 2019
For the price it was ok, just so disappointing to find out it's actually owned by the Chinese, so wouldn't mind supporting locals. Still worth a look.
Written January 27, 2020
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