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Mele Cascades

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Address: | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
Phone Number:
+678 23050
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Mele Cascades Waterfalls is one of Efate's most popular natural...

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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Amazing Rainforest & Waterfall

This is a beautiful place to walk through the rainforest, wear swimmers and reef shoes and then swim at the waterfall. Be careful, it is a strong current.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to walk through the rainforest, wear swimmers and reef shoes and then swim at the waterfall. Be careful, it is a strong current.

Thank Tess G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in January 2017 and were aware beforehand that the cascades had dried up. Even so, it was a nice walk up the to the top and we even had a dip in the rock pool with the locals before heading down again. Good day out, take a bus and a packed lunch.

Thank Loveit85
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk up the cascades and we went whilst it was raining the day before and the water was lovely! Bring bug spray though because those mozzies were going nuts!

Thank JacinthaLee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this tour and it is fantastic well worth doing. The waterfall is breathtaking and you swim right under it . There is rocks to jump off to.

Thank Tim M
Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Robert took us up to the cascades. It is a lovely and difficult (steep!) nature walk on the way up and we learned about some of the plant life and culture. When we got there, the water was flowing (not much) but enough for you to put your head under and get soaked. There was enough space to... More 

Thank Chloe L
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 1000vt each only to get to a lookout and no waterfall as it is dried up and we weren't told that when we asked if the waterfall was running ..... he said just walk up follow the arrows .... very disappointed!! I have added a pic of the lookout to save you money !!

1 Thank Jilyan3
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to the "Cascades" was included in holiday package and having been 10 years ago we were keen to revisit. Unfortunately the cascades are no longer flowing and have been reduced to a trickle due to drought. I think the tour operators should be more upfront in promoting this. We had a great day anyway, the guide took us... More 

3 Thank Dallas M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No water running, but had a swim in the pool area and the guide Robert is very informative and a lovely man

2 Thank Ginger1969
Stanford, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately for us, we visited during a period of drought. The caretaker at the entrance was a nice gentleman who kindly informed us that there is no water in the cascades. We still decided to take a walk, which is a nice walk through the woods. After about 20 mins, we arrived at what might have been a magnificent set... More 

1 Thank SiddharthK
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cascades waterfalls are a really beautiful place for people to visit. It is a very unique experience being able to go behind the waterfall it self! The natural pools are incredibly beautiful and relaxing.

1 Thank tiarnaeg

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