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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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a cool and refreshing spot near Port vila

The Cascades are an institution near Port Vila and have recently been closed due to drought. Rain in 2017 has permitted them to re-open, and the walk to the top of the falls once... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cascades are an institution near Port Vila and have recently been closed due to drought. Rain in 2017 has permitted them to re-open, and the walk to the top of the falls once again results in a spectacular opportunity to swim in crystal clear freshwater pools, and duck under waterfalls. It's a great way to spend a few hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here the other day for 1.5hours. The entry fee is 500vt per person to conserve the nature, plants and hopefully pays the wages of the workers. The walk to the waterfall is around 20 mins, some parts are quite steep and the walk up to the fall itself is very sloppy. We wore Havaiainas to walk up which, in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an absolute must for anyone visiting Port Vila for the first time. The falls has spectacular scenery, great for photographers, and brilliant swimming holes. Make sure you wear reef shoes or thongs as you are walking in water a lot of the way

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Id seen pics from a friends trip a few years ago, understanding its not been flowing much due to insufficient rain it was over grown. water was beautiful though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got lucky and the waterfall had enough water so we could swim in various of the natural swimming pools along the cascades. It was a day without cruiseship so there were only few other people. We really enjoyed our time there! (Entry was 1000VT, we got there by minibus and paid 1000VT for two people)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there by local bus. They are gradually fixing it up but still lovely. Not a lot of water flowing but kids had a great time swimming in the pools.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a lovely morning walking to the waterfall. we were lucky that it was just us. the waterfall was amazing!. thank you to our guide who helped carry our young son up for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were told by taxi drivers in Port Vila that the Mele cascades were closed, and that they had dried up. Fortunately we checked on here and some reviews said it was open, and open they are. a beautiful walk up to some amazing falls. they have taken a hit from the recent drought, but are definitely worth the visit.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to these falls in 2010 and they were beautiful On returning the place is very run down No food or toilets Enterance fee 1000vt or $15 au Not sure if the recent floods in 2015 are the reason for tge demise or if its just been left to ruin Not appropriate for young children or the elderly or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited at the end of March which I thought was part of the wet season, but our guide advised they hadn't had decent rain for approx 6 months. That being said, it has impacted on the falls but it is still well worth visiting! About 20 minutes walk to the top and you reach the beauty... More 

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