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“Awesomeness and some”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mele Cascades

Mele Cascades
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$75.00*
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Half-Day Shore Excursion: North Efate Snorkeling Adventure
Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Havelock North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesomeness and some”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

We have heaps of waterfalls in NZ but you wouldn't want to stand under them! This was a highlight of our trip, walking up the stream and culminating with a swim in the pool beneath the bridal veil falls. Kids 6 & 9 loved the walk and did it easily, although the 10 minute walk in on a hot day needs to be rewarded with this awesomeness. Not for the less mobile unfortunately.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Yes well worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Was our fist trip took a taxi from hotel to cascades was really hot day so the dip in the water at the end was amazing. Beutiful tropical rainforest on the way to waterfall. Not difficult we took our 2yo daughter who went right up to the falls with us with a little help. The Cafe was great for lunch with a glass of wine on the way back.

Visited October 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Worth the effort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

A great experience, we took a three and four year old which was a challenge but the whole family loved it. Only downside was we did not bring appropriate footwear so ensure you take jogger that can get wet, or wetsuit booties. The other tip would be avoid on cruise ship days if you can, and take cash as no credit card facilities are available. We also took a taxi rather than a tour this let us do it at a pace we wanted and enjoy our time in the pools. Great stuff

Visited November 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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“Wonderful waterfalls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Stunning waterfalls! A bit of a walk up the hill but well and truly worth the effort. The water was crystal clear and beautiful. We did a tour there but you cancatch a taxi or bus.

Visited October 2012
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NSW Australia
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“Worth the climb”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Mele cascades is worth the trip and the climb to the top. The waterfalls and crystal clear pools of water are beautiful to see and to bathe in. It does cost A$20 each and there is no credit card facility so be prepared!

Visited November 2012
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