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Mele Cascades

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Address: Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Avoid cruise ship days! Worth a visit!

Went with tour guide who made our walk very interesting because of his sense of humour and wealth of knowledge about plants and things he could make from leaves ( whistles, arrows... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Cheryl N
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Mykonos Town, Greece
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Mykonos Town, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with tour guide who made our walk very interesting because of his sense of humour and wealth of knowledge about plants and things he could make from leaves ( whistles, arrows etc) tour was with Evergreen. Go early, take swimmers and do your homework so you are not going when a cruise ship is in. Walk about 20 mins... More 

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Muscat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There was not much water when we visited so not spectacular but the upside was that there were not many visitors so we had the one swimmable pool to ourselves so had fun anyway

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Thank SamsinTyrone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally amazing spot naturally beautiful the walk to the top isn't an easy one but totally worth it. You can swim in the rock pools very nice. Worth a look.

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Thank Gail M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As mentioned in other reviews the water level is currently low due to the recent drought. A visit to Mele Cascades costs $25 (2000 Vatu) per person and a local bus also costs about 300 Vatu per person, each way from Port Vila. We did however, thoroughly enjoy our visit to the cascades. The water is cool and clear and... More 

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Thank Michelle G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's really sad what Mother Nature can do. The waterfall got damaged in the cyclone and there is no water running. A few blue holes but have to wait a few months till its back up and running! With that being said, it was still so green and beautiful!

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Thank Frankie E
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The walk to the cascades is a lovely walk of about 20 minutes through the bush. However if you want to see the cascades in full flow it's important to check the time of year or you may be disappointed when the waterfall is a small trickle and the cascades are mostly dry. I visited in July.

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Thank ParnellTan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As we booked our tour here in Australia and after hearing that there was no water at the cascades. We questioned whether to go. But it seemed to be a hassel to get refund from back home. We went and the people were nice and the view was nice but NO water and it was a bit boarding. I would... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been there before and was beautiful - but in the middle of the dry season, in a drought - not so great. Still OK.

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Thank jayson42
Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

to be honest after all the hype it was average, expensive to go and see and not much water, felt let down

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk was pleasant enough and I can see how it would be beautiful at the falls, however there was next to no water on the day we visited. It made the entrance fee of 4000 Vatu (about 50-60 NZ dollars) totally not worth it. Check if there is water before you go- if there is then i imagine it's... More 

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