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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.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“water crossings” (30 reviews)
“main waterfall” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Mele Road | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
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+678 23050

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We haven't visited Mele Cascades for a few years but were disappointed with the lack of facilities and water. We thought things would improve over time, not deteriorate! Yes there are a few small pools to swim in but only because they have been dammed...More

Thank Wylie18
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The cascades are definitely worth going to. Great photo opportunities and beautiful waterfalls. You have to pay around $20 each to get in. We were there maybe 1.5hrs, but you can stay as long as you want and swim in the rock pools.

Thank Eloise S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The carcases would have been great to see, but unfortunately there had been no water at the cascades for quite some time. Swimming is still available in some of the lower pools, and is a unique area. Make sure you don't miss the lookout over...More

Thank MadMark_0_0_0
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice way to kill a few hours. A nice walk to the falls, a few swimming holes to get wet, crystal clear waters, great experience.

Thank Dave R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to escape to. Our guide, Amur, was a delight and made the excursion even better.fantastic water. Don't forget your reef shoes unless you want to... slip and slide as if you we on ice skates for the first time.

Thank Gianluca A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you would expect from a waterfall. Pools for relaxing, easy hike. The water was refreshing.

Thank Mia A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit was in the middle of a very dry wet season. Nevertheless the water flows were excellent. It's a 20 minute walk up to the falls and well worth the effort. Lovely swimming holes to stop and cool off at various spots along the...More

Thank Mervyn H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing experience. A visit to Vanuatu can not be complete without a visit to Mele Cascades!. Located about 15 kms from Port Villa, the Cascades have a lovely park like environment. AUD$20 per adult for admittance is very reasonable to ensure the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Cascades 15 years ago, it was a beautiful place and well maintained. Cost was just a few dollars. This time a lot of the pools were full of slim and weeds. The cost was $100 AUD seemed very expensive, considering there are no...More

Thank Dmmcwillie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth doing! Love snorkelling on the islands however this experience gives a different perspective on nature and rounds out a fantastic trip to Vanuatu. We cruised to Port Vila and stayed for the day. Negiotiated with a local to take us in his air conditioned...More

Thank Felimazz
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Kris L
15 February 2018|
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Response from Vikki P | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest VAT aid you can they often don’t offer change if you pay AU
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cbs12
30 December 2017|
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Response from prutia | Reviewed this property |
yes you can take a local bus there. I am not sure if the secret gardens are near.
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Minna H
10 December 2017|
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Response from KevMels | Reviewed this property |
Hi Minna We had a local driver organised by our accommodation, he waited at Mele whilst we walked up to the Cascades and had a swim. Cost was around 300 vatu each (there was 5 of us). There is an admission price into the... More
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