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Mele Cascades

| 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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“reef shoes” (226 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Mele Maat, Port Vila, Efate 1368, Vanuatu
+678 23050
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Reviewed yesterday

A highlight of our stay. Impressive waterfall with strong flow of water over rocks. Great to climb up the rope to be almost under the waterfall. Make sure you take swimming gear as you'll get wet!

Thank shots219
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited the falls about 10 years ago with kids and it hasn't lost any of its charm. It is a beautiful spot, the falls are amazing. You can swim (it's cool) jump off small falls and generally enjoy nature. The guides/guards are very helpful...More

1  Thank kkrouse
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here with our two young children and the cascades were running quite fast. The walk up was lovely but we were very glad we had good shoes on when we got the the top as walking through the water over rocks was quite...More

Thank BeckFSiro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the highlight on the Island! A truly exciting experience climbing up this stunning landmark and feeling the power of the falls as you get close to the summit. The walk is simple, not too long and has a picturesque view along the way....More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mele Cascades is a definite must do! It is absolutely stunning! The scenery on the short walk up is beautiful, but the main attraction is simply breathtaking... like something out of a movie! One of the locals followed us right up with our camera and...More

Thank Suzie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is real natural magical wonder never to be missed on your trip to vanuatu but do remember to take along your reef shoes as you need to walk through cascades and requires a bit of walking adventure. Can do as a part of organised...More

1  Thank pilgrim_gsa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best to visit this with bus tour, but can be done without in which case will need to take bus(easy from town, hard from cascades) or taxi. Natural cascades are spectacular,- unfortunately cyclones made a mess of buildings and facilities. Take swimming gear and towel...More

1  Thank ndbabishop
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful bush walk with the informative Evergreen Tours. Our tour guide, Morris, was extremely informed. Had a (cool) swim in one of the top pools. Reef shoes a good idea

1  Thank SusanK1951
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great spot for a nice warm and plenty of fresh water to swim in. Shoes other than thongs are best to walk in if there has been a bit of rain. Otherwise it can be slippery. Reef shoes would be great.

1  Thank Janemariezzz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning!!! Beautiful people! Brilliant scenery. Had a fantastic experience because of our fantastic guide who had great knowledge and taught us so much.

Thank Leah W
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We are heading to the cascades in september andwas wondering what the walk is like. Is it flat. A long walk etc. Thanks everyone
1 May 2017|
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Response from MamereVanuatu | Property representative |
It is a 20 minute walk one way, with one set of stairs that you have to go up and two creek crossings. Moderate level of fitness is required
Stuart D
Has anyone been to Mele cascades in the last week or so ? Are the falls flowing, or is it just pools of water to swim in ?
4 March 2017|
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Response from Mark4560 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in December. No flowing water at all. Only pools to swim on near the bottom of the hike. Still a nice walk though.
Hi there! We are heading to Vanuatu this weekend, would it be possible to do the cascades with a 1.5 year old and 2.5 year old? I can put youngest on carrier and older is a great walker/explorer
19 January 2017|
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Response from leo1957win | Reviewed this property |
It is a fair hot walk,the day we went a man carried his child, but he was very exhausted, I don't think the little ones would like it.