Mele Cascades
Mele Cascades
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kia
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A group of 7 of us visited the waterfalls today and we were pleasantly surprised by the waterfall! We paid $40 each to get in to both areas as we were a group however the normal price is $60 per person! The bottom area seemed alright however we didn't really spend much time there as we spent it up at the waterfall (probably not worth going just for the bottom pool bit) ! You can climb right up to the bottom of the waterfall however I would say you need to be quite physically agile to do so. I would say you would need around 2 hours there if you were wanting to walk to the waterfall and spend a bit of time there!

BE CAREFUL OF YOUR BELONGINGS!!

As we were up at the top and in the water unfortunately someone did go through our bags on the side and stole a phone from one bag and some cash from 2 other bags! We are not sure if this happens often however there were not that many people there today (approximately 5 other groups) so please just be aware!

I think there are lockers at the bottom pool area when you enter which in hindsight we should of obviously used so it would probably be good to do so if you visit.
Written 3 April 2024
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Tisha-Leigh
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Again wow what an experience awsome walk through the greenery crossing lil river ways seeing the views of cascades along the way to a great big waterfall at the end. Standing there was so breathtaking and refreshing. In the middle of nowhere. I recommend this to anyone 😍
Written 10 March 2024
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Sunel S
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We arrived at Port Villa and was swarmed by taxis. We had chosen a taxi who would take us to 4 different destinations for a flat fee, including the Mele Cascade falls. We were 10 people in the taxi. However when we arrived at the gate of the falls, each person including the children had to pay an extra AU$ 20. As the passengers did not want to pay xtra money as everything was included in a negotiated price we got taken back to town. Therefore never got to see the waterfall. Moral of the story. Negotiate what you get for your money and be aware of the hidden costs as this is not shared at the start of the trip.
Written 26 February 2024
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Lisa
Greater Sydney, Australia3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Shocking experience :
Do not go!!!!!!
Rip off & all my cash stolen
Rude
Not worth the treck up
Fee is not justified
Careful of being scammed -
Written 19 January 2024
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Leigh E
London, UK5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is not owned by locals, it has been taken over by Chinese and you now have to pay two entrance fees to get to the cascades so I would avoid as it is very expensive and does not go back into the local economy as Vanuatu needs!
Written 23 December 2023
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Diana-Gabriela
Botosani, Romania8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A spectacular waterfall. The entrance was expensive but worth it! We were the only ones who visited it then and we had the guide just for us. The guide was considerate, he didn't rush us and he happily talked with us about the waterfall and Vanuatu in general.
Written 18 December 2023
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Katih123
Canton of Basel, Switzerland72 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Has potential, but the owner needs to start reinvesting the expensive entrance into maintaining the site. Very run down and extremely slippery at the top section.
Written 22 October 2023
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Cate
Charlestown, Australia38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Very expensive (around $100 Australian dollars per person) . We went to Rarru Falls instead and had a wonderful time $18 pp. Rope swing, jumps and you can swim underneath. The other great place was Eden on the River- smaller falls but also a rope swing, bridge and cafe.
Written 3 October 2023
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Pickytraveler1964!
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Friends
Excellent climb through beautiful rainforest. Wear insect repellent but it’s not infested. Crossing rivers can be slippery and the risk of a fall is omnipresent. Recommend hiring a guide. Spectacular location!
Written 28 July 2023
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Nicole M
Richmond Vale, Australia24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Drove out to visit but entry was expensive for our large group of 10 people so decided not to go in. It was around $40 AUD for one section and $60AUD for the other waterfall. Owned by Chinese now rather than local village which seems a shame. Can’t say if the entry was worth it or not but as were we’re on a tight timeline visiting several places it didn’t seem worthwhile. Perhaps if you spent the day here it would be worth the entry fee.
Written 23 July 2023
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