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Mele Cascades

Mele Road | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
+678 23050
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“reef shoes” (247 reviews)
“water crossings” (29 reviews)
“main waterfall” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Mele Road | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
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"reef shoes"
in 247 reviews
"water crossings"
in 29 reviews
"main waterfall"
in 35 reviews
"slippery rocks"
in 25 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 30 reviews
"cool water"
in 30 reviews
"rock pools"
in 59 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 42 reviews
"entry fee"
in 103 reviews
"take your time"
in 34 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 32 reviews
"evergreen tours"
in 60 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 29 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 127 reviews
"change rooms"
in 26 reviews
"non cruise"
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"well worth the visit"
in 33 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a great morning here. A nice 20 minute walk up to the falls. Had a great swim, marvellous scenery, very refreshing and lovely helpful staff.

Thank binnaburra2479
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely walk to amazing waterfalls where you can swim and relax. Would recommended you wear reef shoes as you walk in the water and it is a little wet getting to the top.

Thank BelG11
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

walk is awesome, easy to moderate fitness. The park is maintained really well, climbing up the steps in the waterfalls is easy with ropes and rivits gouged into the rock, they even keep the moss off the rocks on the walking track paths so the...More

Thank Jodie K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with our 4 year old son on a private tour booked through our resort. The previous day we had been to other falls, the blue lagoon and Eton beach and were expecting the Mele cascades to be similar, however we were very wrong!...More

2  Thank SaraAndrew
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't climb up to the falls this time but still enjoyed the peace and surroundings of the cafe and lower pool/falls area. It was great to see some money spent to update the facilities and keep the gardens and area clean and tidy.

Thank Norma F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited only for 1.5hrs, however could have spent all day here. As per other reviews, the entry price is not cheap but is well worth it. Wandering up the well maintained path and through cascades was beautiful, taking just 15-20mins. We...More

1  Thank BeckstarX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to spend a couple of hours - well maintained and an easy walk to the top pool of the cascades. I wore walking shoes but would have been better off in sandals: there is some walking through beautiful clean water. I was travelling...More

Thank Keith J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entry of $25AUD makes this one of the dearest attractions on Efate but it was worth it. There is a path walking up the stream dotted with several swimming pools all the way up to the final waterfall and pool. It really is a nice...More

3  Thank Southy380
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our half day tour at the cascades was stunning. Out guide Jason was great and turned our visit into a special day.

1  Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here on two occasions and enjoyed both. This time everything looked just that bit better and there were fewer people. A small entry fee as you enter and a short walk to the main waterfall area. Be sure to go right to...More

Thank David L
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Peter B
July 30, 2018|
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Response from jgundy69 | Reviewed this property |
There are still at least 2 places to jump in. I did. Our guide was complimentary with the standard entry fee. maybe we were lucky.
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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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