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Mele Cascades

Mele Road | Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
+678 23050
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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%
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“reef shoes” (243 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 yesterday

About 20 min beautiful track takes to the manin attraction, miracle of the nature. We enjoyed the jumping into the pools and swimming under the waterfall and in so called cave;) spent there 4 hours full of joy.

Thank margitlipstuhl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful place. You need to go to the very end of the route to appreciate all the beauty. Make sure you take a swimming suit with you. ;-)

Thank Aga B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience! Swimming under a water fall is ticked off the bucket list. You do need to be reasonably fit and agile. Steep steps and slippery water crossings to get to the top.... but well worth the effort

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful fresh clear waterfall located very close to Port Villa. Must see attraction. Bit slippery underfoot near top of waterfall but well worth the walk

Thank brendanlauren2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Transportation: It’s about 300 Vatu per person to get to the falls via bus from Port Vila Centre, 600 return. Allow for around 30 to 40 minute to get there Entrance Fee: 1000 Vatu per person Facilities: The only toilets / change rooms available were...More

4  Thank CaseyyLeigh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really cheap to get a bus out to the falls and we arranged for the driver to pick us up an hour and a half later, though we could have spent more time there. There's an entry fee and then it's an easy...More

Thank Alexandra J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with some friends. Small entrance fee that included a local guide who was very knowledgeable. Fantastic views and beautiful waterfalls! Well worth a look!

Thank Kellie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mele Cascades is a wonderful day trip that I'd recommend to anyone visiting Port Vila. It's only 300v for a bus ride out, and once you're there you need to pay to get in. There is a "local" price (1000v) and a "tourist" price...More

Thank Katbot56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

easy to get to using local bus. relatively easy walk up to falls/cascades. Some walking across the stream but safety rope helps avoid any slips. Swim in the waterfall a must, you can duck under and behind the fall. Full day picnic for us -...More

Thank rlnrt
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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
Han N
28 November 2017|
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Response from johnC4806NT | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you will pay less for taxi / buses using local currency
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!