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“Natures Best”
Review of Mele Cascades

Mele Cascades
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Half-Day Shore Excursion: North Efate Snorkeling Adventure
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Half-Day North Efate Snorkeling Adventure from Port Vila
Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Port Vila
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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
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Natures Best”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Just a short drive from Port Villa this place is a must see. it's a bit of a walk to get to the main waterfall but the place is so beautiful you probably wouldn't mind the walk at all. If you decide to wear closed in shoes, be prepared to take them off because you will have to walk through the flowing stream as you make your way up. We booked a morning tour (Evergreen tours) with two other couples and had the place to ourselves. Our tour guide was fantastic because he managed to carry our cameras and take photos while we swam and posed in front of the beautiful waterfall and cascades, he even took photos of the falls without us in it which was very thoughtful of him. If we went on our own we would have not been able to get many amazing photos without bugging another tourist to take a photo. My tips: Go early on a weekday, for great photos definitely go in the morning when the sun shines through the forest and lights up the main waterfall and make sure you don't go when there's a cruise ship in town.

Visited May 2013
Thank Chantelle W
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Sydney - Winmalee
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“When in Vanuatu this is a must on the "to do list"”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

This place is simply beautiful, the walk to the waterfall is amazing.

If you can only visit one place in Vanuatu this is the place to visit.

A tip would to bing a bag, with a towel and swimmers as the swimming holes are some of the best around. And shoes that you can get wet as in parts of the walk you need to go though water.

Visited May 2013
Thank emperorkevin
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Taree, Australia
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“Beautiful Falls”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

The falls are extremely beautiful and well worth a look. The locals are improving them with the addition of better facilities and eating options. The admission price of 20000vatu is getting a bit pricey.

Visited May 2013
Thank grantTaree
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Sunshine Coast Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Ok, we are not THAT old, but my husband and I both have arthritis. We were a little concerned as to whether we could climb up to the falls. (We had heard it was a hike!)

Well, all I can say is, give it a go! We made it without any problems and they are amazing.

Visited April 2013
Thank jbehansen
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2013

The waterfall and the grounds are owned and managed by the local village. The paths are so full of flowering plants that it is a photographers dream. But the water is what makes this so wonderful. So clean and fresh.

Visited May 2013
Thank Scott B
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