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“Great Waterfall”
Review of Mele Cascades

Mele Cascades
Ranked #4 of 25 things to do in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Wasn't expecting for the entry to be 2000 VT. However the walk was really nice, some wonderful parts of the waterfall and there are plenty of spots to have a swim. We also had lunch at the restaurant at the facility, which was very nice and the staff were lovely, welcoming and helpful.

1  Thank Cameron A
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We could not believe it was $75 for three people to get in. So if you’ve never seen a waterfall before, go for it but otherwise not worth the money

Have a look in the river as you cross over the bridge at the entrance, there are old tombstones lying there

1  Thank jodir18
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We struck it lucky the day we visited. It was a warm, sunny day and being outside the school holidays and with no cruise ships in town, there were very few other tourists. We found the short walk easy to accomplish is sandals/jandals and made the most of the stops to view and photograph the falls as we ascended. Towards the top you walk through water rushing over a number of steps. There are good rope structures to hold at this point. I imagine this part could be trickier after a lot of rain, however at the time we visited we accomplished it with ease.
The beauty of the area was appreciated by our group of four and two of us enjoyed a swim in a couple of the pools too.
While at first through the cost seemed a little high ($30NZD) we decided it’s worth it to contribute to a fledgling tourist industry offering employment to locals.

Thank Lindyblu
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our walk up to the waterfalls and our nearly 4 year old walked on his own the whole way. Walking over the water crossings was a novelty for him. Glad our kids were wearing their water shoes. The swim at the top under the falls was pleasant although only a small pool. Our little one could paddle in the smaller pools. We stayed for lunch at the restaurant at the bottom and had another swim which was all very nice and relaxing. It worked well for us.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Reasonably priced for half day tour, good service with transfers and a snack included. We opted to see mele village, secret garden (where our local guides taught us a lot about Vanuatu history and nature) and the beautiful walk to the cascades and waterfall. Would recommend wearing swimmers and water shoes and bringing a light towel.

Thank Evy P
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