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Mele Cascades

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Address: | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
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+678 23050
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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This is a must when you are in Vanuatu, you walk up to the top of the falls (about 15 minutes) and then you can swim in the crystal clear and cooling water or abseil down the face... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must when you are in Vanuatu, you walk up to the top of the falls (about 15 minutes) and then you can swim in the crystal clear and cooling water or abseil down the face of the waterfall if you prefer. I have done both and enjoyed them equally. There is a restaurant and bar there now... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit $20 Australian to walk in take your water and own lunch is a great idea. Take time to go to every to every pool . Take your walking shoes in and out- and when you finish have a cold shower and beer at the end and buy the kids a ice cream.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended early in the morning and beat the crowds. The walk to the Cascades is a fairly lengthy one and some rock climbing and stream wading is necessary, though you are richly rewarded once you reach the waterfall. The scenery is absolutely stunning and to swim in the clear fresh water is a feeling you won't soon forget.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth visiting. You need to check prior driving out whether the water level is appropriate. Dry season the water level tends to drop drastically.

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Palmerston, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cascades have ceased falling as the water level has dropped dramatically. This could have been caused by Cyclone Pam but is more likely the result of an earth tremor.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The river seems to flow in a different direction now, so you will not likely to see any waterfalls here again until perhaps some earth movement occurs

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rarru waterfalls are not spectacular but it's a pretty place where you can swim. It is $10pp entry or 780 local currency. It is an easy walk down to the falls and the surrounds are very pretty. The place obviously employs a few locals so it's good to know that you are supporting the local economy. You can swim,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great spot for a swim and drink. The entrance price is a bit steep for what it is but its still a good spot to cool off on a drive around the island.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the cascades a few years ago and it was a highlight - definitely not a highlight this visit. I booked a tour for the cascades through the tour desk at our resort. We were told at the time of booking that due to El Nino, the waterfall is not flowing as fast. This is not accurate- there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Perfect place to cool down, ice cold water running over the limestone rocks, very nice, bit of a walk

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