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Mele Cascades

Mele Road | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
+678 23050
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Half-Day North Efate Snorkeling Adventure from Port Vila
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“reef shoes” (242 reviews)
“water crossings” (29 reviews)
“main waterfall” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Mele Road | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
+678 23050
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Never seen anything like it, worth going to experience the views, it's a amazing day to see all different waterfalls

Thank Fatma T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with our 18month old son, the walk up was ok but the top section we done bear foot due to the slippery rocks which is achievable. Water was cold but very nice after a few seconds, would be great for a warm sticky...More

1  Thank Seamus M
Reviewed 1 week ago

the cascades were fantastic and amazingly kept. Our guide was really good with my adventurous 3 year old son which was a plus given the fact that the experience is very hands on :-)

Thank Natascia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very worthwhile for most ages. We had 2 families, 4 kids aged from 2 to 5, and we all loved it. You can swim under the falls or simply sit back and admire. Will definitely do them again.

1  Thank Ray M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cost to enter this park is $2000 vatu which is close to $25.00Aud and its no longer owned by Vanuatu. The park was bought by an investor from China after the original local owner got into financial problems. The 30 minute walk is worth...More

1  Thank sandilong1511
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A series of beautifully clean swimming pools from a waterfall after a nice walk through forest, little water terraces and bamboo. It is a must see while in Vila. A real pity that like many other local gems this has recently been bought up by...More

1  Thank Susi T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Group of 40 on a school trip. We went to the top jump of the rocks and had a look in the cave. Water is so refreshing. Where it is roped off you can still jump into the surrounding pools we went from pool to...More

Thank 369tanyas
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing short climb to the cascades, through open grassland, and forested areas. Lots of wildlife, and lots of amazing photo opportunities (still and video). The nature of the trail (including "river" crossings) do mean you need to wear decent outdoor footwear, but the climb...More

Thank Timea S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went up to the mele cascades in September 2017 and were so happy with our little adventure. We were unsure about how our son would go, given its on a hill, but we all had a great time! Hubby and i are very unfit...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the waterfall and the wonderful green vegetation .It was an easy bus ride for about $20 AUS return.No need to have a tour guide but be prepared to get wet feet as you cross the streams

Thank AlanSL550
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5 August 2017|
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Response from Myfwany S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there were lots of kids there. Just make sure he has reef shoes or something similar as you are walking through water over rocks. Take your swimmers as the lagoons are gorgeous. Enjoy!
Euan B
4 July 2017|
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Response from Daniel A | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. There is a bit of steep stair climb and creek crossings x3 (that have a decent current). If you wanted to take them keep them very close to you. I'd probably recommend just staying at the bottom where there is a... More
1 May 2017|
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Response from EvergreenManagement | Property representative |
It is a 20 minute walk one way, with one set of stairs that you have to go up and two creek crossings. Moderate level of fitness is required