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Mele Cascades

| 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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“reef shoes” (226 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
+678 23050
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful well maintained gardens. Waterfalls and pools to swim in. Could spend a. Relaxing day in the surrounds.

Thank Suzie S
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Locals have started charging foreigners around $25 AUD per person to get into this waterfall (price is cheaper for locals). There is a spot on the road where you can see it and take a picture, its beautiful but its not worth $50 for a...More

Thank xcinderelliex
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very pretty waterfall amongst. A relatively easy walk in and ropes provide the ability to scramble up to the higher pools. They are lovely.

Thank SherryO_11
Reviewed September 1, 2014

These waterfalls are some of the most beautiful and easily accessible that I have seen. We travelled with our elderly parents and even they made it to the top of the falls and enjoyed a swim in the pools underneath the falls. The walk up...More

Thank Kerryn S
Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just a beatifull spot ,once you get to the falls wool but you need reef shoes and it a bit of a hike ,but worth it

Thank Nel237
Reviewed September 1, 2014

I took my family and friends out to this hideout and it was an awesome experience. The kids and their friends can't stop talking about this place. We have some great photos taken there.

Thank Molean K
Reviewed September 1, 2014

loved it, our guide was fantastic, took so many photos of us we couldnt of got without him, views amazing & so much fun!!

Thank KellyG75
Reviewed September 1, 2014

Awesome place to visit. We went when it was very quiet, so could do what ever we wanted which was great. Its pretty quick up and back so we were only there for about an hour tops. The scenery is amazing and the water is...More

Thank RhysyB
Reviewed September 1, 2014

$20AUD per person to enter and you walk up to the top of a beautiful waterfall. The walk isn't far, a lot of stairs and walking through water (recommend reef shoes). We went for a swim and spent some time relaxing in the beautiful fresh...More

Thank Grunzy17
Reviewed September 1, 2014

There is an entry fee of 2,000vt (from memory) per person and the climb comprises of wet and dry components. There is a steep flight of stairs as you ascend, and you will be required to walk across slow flowing ankle deep pools of water...More

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We are heading to the cascades in september andwas wondering what the walk is like. Is it flat. A long walk etc. Thanks everyone
April 30, 2017|
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Response from MamereVanuatu | Property representative |
It is a 20 minute walk one way, with one set of stairs that you have to go up and two creek crossings. Moderate level of fitness is required
Stuart D
Has anyone been to Mele cascades in the last week or so ? Are the falls flowing, or is it just pools of water to swim in ?
March 3, 2017|
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Response from Mark4560 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in December. No flowing water at all. Only pools to swim on near the bottom of the hike. Still a nice walk though.
Hi there! We are heading to Vanuatu this weekend, would it be possible to do the cascades with a 1.5 year old and 2.5 year old? I can put youngest on carrier and older is a great walker/explorer
January 19, 2017|
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Response from leo1957win | Reviewed this property |
It is a fair hot walk,the day we went a man carried his child, but he was very exhausted, I don't think the little ones would like it.