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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Mele Road | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
+678 23050
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here as a family of five (3 young adults) this week. A 15 minute drive from Port Vila - it's a must do activity (rain, hail or shine -- and we certainly got all three)! Set amongst beautiful tropical gardens - it's a gradual...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wtandy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Any trip to Port Vila must include a visit to the Mele Casades to experience the stunning waterfalls. On a morning tour with local company Evergreen (professional and efficient), we were provided with a history lesson by local guide Robert (he was fantastic!). Together with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andrewmD3618TA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mele Cascades is well worth the visit. It’s beautiful and lots of space so you don’t feel like you are on top of other people. There is a bit of a walk and some steep steps to climb to get there

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cassyffrench
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived at 9.30 am and there were just 3 other people at the top pool under the waterfall. It soon became more crowded as the day the day wore on with several families passing us an hour later as we left. The top falls...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught a bus (local with B on the number plate) negotiating a price of 1500 Vatu (one way)from Vale Vale to Mele Cascades for 4 people. The journey is about 30min. To enter Mele Cascades it costs 2000 Vatu each or about $25 aud...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank WayneN795
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ( solo adult with 2 teenage children ) visited on a Tuesday afternoon free of any cruise ship passengers and a swell of anyother tourists. I believe it is well worth the $25 AUD equivalent entry fee. Nice man at the entrance let the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Matt5starorbetter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous views. Lovely springs and a cool slide. Well worth a visit. A nice walk up and pretty cascade at the top.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jo F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see. Go early and beat the rush. We got the at 8am and had the place to our selves. Expext your feet to get wet walking there. Well worth the trip

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marpc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained great introduction to fresh water on Efate. Recommend going early and not something to do with lots of people. That said the first pools should not be overlooked for a fun swim. Would definately return. Some posts refer to ownership as a negative...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is worth the $2000 vatu entry fee. The walk is GLORIOUS - 20-30 minutes of complete solitude in lush forestry, fruit plants on the way, the sound of trickling water in the background and previews of the waterfall at the end of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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23 October 2018|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
I would say it would depend on the time of year. We went after an extended drier period so the water level on the crossings were very low and it shouldn’t be too difficult. As one advisor suggested, take your time, but... More
Peter B
31 July 2018|
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Response from ColinRosewarne | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of water and save your money on the guide. Not necessary. Buses way cheaper too.
Nicole J
17 July 2018|
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Response from MilneBayPatriot | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are. If not, the tour guids available at the waterfall reception are easily able to get a taxi for you.