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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Mele Cascades

Mele Cascades
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Half-Day North Efate Snorkeling Adventure from Port Vila
Ranked #1 of 59 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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
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Reviewed July 30, 2009

We went here and spent about 3 hours enjoying the waterfalls. Take your togs/bathers as it's well worth a dip in the water to experience the power of the water. Jandals/thongs are ok as footwear as well.

The falls are quite spectacular and there is a number of places where you can capture some good views of the river and the various small waterfalls that are between the entrance and the main waterfall. The walk to the falls takes about 15 minutes and people of average to low fitness should be able to do it with no difficulty at all.

It definitely worth a trip, a guide may give you further information but it is not essential if you just want to enjoy the surrounding and the water.

If I remember right the price was about 1,500 vatu for adults.

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Reviewed July 16, 2009

This trip was great. We did the afternoon tour (2pm - 4.30pm) with Evergreen tours. I know a lot of people had said do it yourself but I'm so glad we did the tour. We were two families and had a 7, 4, 4 and 2 yr old with us. The guide was excellent and entertained the children the whole way with sticky grass, made them taro leaf hats; showed them anything of interest. The 4 year olds didn't even realise they were walking!!! The walk itself was lovely but the falls were amazing - honestly thought it was going to be just another waterfall but I'm so glad we went. Kids loved climbing in the pools etc.
Def worth a visit!

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Reviewed July 1, 2009

We headed over there one sunny day in a van. Only cost minimal cant remeber exactly how much though was a nice scenic route there as well as it was dropping other passengers off along the way. Got out, paid the entry fee. Again cant remeber how much. Started off on the walk, quite easy for us (and we arent the most fit!) not to many stairs, beautiful long walk. Can be a bit slippery in places and we passed a few groups of older people having trouble but they had guides who looked very very helpful to them. The walk itself was really wonderful, lots of big trees, very think bush.
The waterfalls were stunning! gorgeous cool water, stunning atmosphere. pity there were lots of people there! wish we had it all to ourselves!
All up definitely a must to while in port vila. Especially if you havent been to a waterfall up close before it really is an amazing experience to go for a swim and let the cool water gush on your face and head after a long walk!
Coming back we couldnt get a bus/van so started walking. not to far from there we discovered a little museum. But thats for another review!

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Reviewed June 23, 2009

So glad we went here, was beautiful. We wore jandals/thongs and they were fine for the walk but did take them off when you had to climb/pull yrself up the rocks. Caught a bus thru from where we were staying and called in at the secret garden on the way back.
Got to see/hold a snake and iguana.. the stories they have around the place for you to read are interesting/different.

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Reviewed June 6, 2009

I visited the waterfalls on a tour with evergreen. It cost 3,000VT but included transport to/from the hotel, a drive around mele village and a tour guide. The guide tells you about the history, and anything you may want to know. He also directs you the way to go and to the lookout post. He allows you to go for a swim for aslong as you want and will mind your items. At the end of the trip there are complimentary refreshments on offer which are just fresh fruit and juice.
Take a good pear of walking shoes with you which can get wet as the path up the waterfalls is slippery.

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