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“main waterfall”(37 reviews)
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 June 2007

Mele Cascades – these are beautiful and well worth the visit. It’s 1000vt to get in and you have to walk for about 15 minutes, some of which is up hill, and when you get to the falls, you can choose to walk up the...More

28  Thank Lelagonbride
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 September 2011

at $18 aus per person you expect something, what we got was to share a rather nice waterfall with about 600 other people :( DO NOT VISIT THIS PLACE ON CRUISE SHIP DAYS !!! in fact dont go anywhere where they take the tour ship...More

4  Thank eel007
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

I love these waterfalls and have visited twice now. They are easy to get to and only a short drive from the centre of Port Vila. There is a small entry fee but it is well worth it to cool down in the beautiful waterfalls....More

Thank oceanmum
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We took a private bus to the Cascades from our Resort. The driver picked us up and dropped us off to explore whilst he waited for us. It is about a 20 minute walk and some of it is steep with stairs. There are also...More

Thank May R
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped by the falls for a dip on our quad bike tour. It was magical to relax in after a hot ride. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Danj_perth
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This was a highlight for our family (2+2) and we all had the most enjoyable day splashing through streams and swimming under the waterfall. Our guide was excellent and really contributed to the experience. It would have to be one of the more memorable holiday...More

Thank CraigC2914
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We had such a good tour at the mele cascades. Our tour guide was very friendly and informative. This is definitely a must see during your stay in Port Vila

Thank kirstynsimonsen
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Waterfalls are pretty, nice walk to the top. The waterfalls in Northern Australia are 10 times nicer however still nice for a short swim.

Thank 849tanyad
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

These waterfalls are so beautiful. It’s a pretty short and easy walk to the top. You can swim in different pools at the cascades and easily spend a few hours here. Enjoy!

Thank dankrin
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This is a must see while in Port Villa. Our tour guide Tehar from Iririki was amazing..Soo beautiful and the water temperature was lovely...bit sad to hear that the Chinese now own this treasure...this should belong to the people..

Thank KayW1412
Reviewed 2 September 2018

A nice place for a swim at the base of the waterfall. Short walks by the cascades with a cafe near the entrance.

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful attraction and well worth a visit if you have not already seen the Blue Lagoon! The only slight on this attraction is the fact that it does get crowded when the boats come in.

Thank paulkT2128GN
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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.