10 Of The Largest And Most Incredible Waterfalls On Planet Earth


Waterfalls are powerful, majestic and incredibly beautiful. There’s something so spectacular about seeing so much water rushing from such great heights. If you love waterfalls you need to see the falls on this list at some point in your life.

1. Victoria Falls located in Zambezi River, bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia

To kick off our list we start with Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the entire world. Located in Southern Africa, this stunning and rather massive waterfall makes a lot of noise.

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2. Pearl Shoal Waterfall in Sichuan Province, China

This incredible waterfall will take your breath away. Located at an altitude of 7,982 feet (2,433 meters), Pearl Shoal has a fall of 130 feet (40 meters).

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3. Sutherland Falls in Milford Sound, New Zealand

This waterfall is located in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations and is the tallest fall in all of New Zealand, dropping 1,904 feet.

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4. Niagara Falls in Niagara Gorge, Ontario, Canada

Niagara falls is one of the most well-known and recognized falls in the world. It consists of three separate waterfalls, Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.

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5. Palouse Falls in Franklin/Whitman counties, Washington, USA

Palouse Falls has a drop of 198-feet, 17 feet higher than Niagara. Pro kayaker Tyler Bradt set a world record for highest descent over a waterfall here.

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6. Angel Falls in Auyantepui, Venezuela

Angel Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the world’s highest waterfall, measuring 3,212 feet high. It got its name after Jimmie Angel flew over the top of it, crash-landed on top and then walked for 11-days straight to reach the bottom. People were so fascinated with this story they decided to name the waterfall in Angel’s honor.

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6. Iguazu Falls at Iguazu River, bordering Brazil and Argentina

Iguazu literally translates to “big water,” which makes sense considering it is one of the widest waterfalls in the world.

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7. Taughannock Falls in Tompkins County, New York, USA

Located in New York State Park, this waterfall is only accessible by trail. It is the “largest single-drop east of the Rockies.”

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8. Gullfoss in Hvítá River, Iceland

This stunning waterfall is one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Iceland, and for good reason.

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9. Yosemite Falls in Yosemite Valley, California, USA

If you’re ever in Yosemite you need to see this waterfall, which is the tallest waterfall in all of Yosemite. It has a drop of 2,425 feet, measuring from the upper fall to the base of the lower fall.

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10. Large Waterfall In Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

This waterfall is located in the oldest national park in Southeast Europe. It is surrounded by many different species of animals and marine life.

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