Top 10 Highest Waterfalls in the World

Waterfalls are one of the natural wonders of the earth. Visiting a waterfall will bring you a thrilling, exciting, and breathtaking experience. Below we have listed the world’s top ten highest waterfalls.

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10.Browne Falls, New Zealand:

Browne Falls sits hidden near the southern tip of New Zealand. It falls into Doubtful Sound (a large ocean inlet) along the coast of Fjordland National Park, which is miles away from the nearest accessible road. It falls from the height of 619 meters (2,030 feet) into a deep, brushy ravine. Some people refuse to believe that it is New Zealand’s highest waterfall and argue that Sutherland Falls is New Zealand’s highest waterfall.

9.James Bruce Falls, Canada:

James Bruce Falls is near the Princess Louisa Inlet in British Columbia. With a height of 840 meters (2,755 feet), it is the ninth highest waterfall in the world. It receives water from the nearby glacier. You can take a hike into the hills on local trails for a beautiful view of the James Bruce Falls. There are many other easier-to-access waterfalls nearby.

8.Pu’uka’oku Falls, Hawaii, United States:

Pu’uka’oku Falls is located along the rugged coast of the island of Moloka’i in Hawaii. This waterfall drops from a height of 840 meters (2,755 feet), making it the eighth highest waterfall in the world. Pu’uka’oku Falls has carved a deep in an inaccessible cliff, which makes it harder to get a full view of it. You can observe this fall from the sea or helicopters, but you should hire an experienced guide who knows where you can get the best sight of this waterfall.

7.Balaifossen, Norway:

Balaifossen is an 850 meters (2,788 feet) high waterfall located near the Osafjord in Ulvik, Hordaland county of Norway. Its primary water source is the melting snow from higher up in the region’s mountains. The waterfall changes dramatically with the season. If you visit in summer, you may end up with nothing but dry rocks.

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6.Vinnufossen, Norway:

Vinnufossen is located in east of the Sunndalsøra village of the Møre og Romsdal county in Norway. Vinnufossen is the sixth highest waterfall in the world and the highest in entire Europe at the height of 860 meters (2,840 feet). Vinnufossen is also home to the fifth-longest measured drop of any waterfall on the planet because it starts from the 179 meters (590 feet) plunge. The fall also features a series of falls that line a cliff near Sunndal. All these falls are part of the Vinnu River fed by melted ice from Vinnufonna glacier.

5.Yumbilla Falls, Peru:

Yumbilla Falls is located in the remote Amazon region of the northern area of Peru’s Cuispes district. This fall was unknown to the world since 2007. In 2007 it was discovered by Peru’s National Geographic Institute. It falls from a height of 895.4 meters (2,937 feet) and is the fifth-highest waterfall in the world. It is a tiered waterfall made up of four huge drops.

4.Olo’upena Falls, United States:

The fourth-highest waterfall in the world, Olo’upena Falls also the highest waterfall in the United States with a height of 900 meters (2,953 feet). It is located on the isolated northeastern shore of the remote Hawaiian island of Moloka’i. It originates over the side of one of the world’s highest seaside cliffs, Haloku Cliffs. You can only access it by air or sea since there are no access trails to hike up or drive to the falls. So you have to book an aerial excursion or a boat tour to observe it. The best time to visit in the rainy season. From November to March it flows even more strongly because of the rain.

3.Tres Hermanas Falls:

Tres Hermanas Falls also called the Three sisters waterfall, is the third-highest waterfall in the world. It falls from a height of 914 meters (2,999 ft). This fall is located in the Otishi National Park.

2.Tugela Falls, South Africa:

Tugela Falls is located in the Dragon Mountains, which are part of the Royal Natal National Park in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. The total height of the waterfall is 948 meters, and the maximum height of free fall is about 411 meters. It is the second-highest waterfall in the world. It consists of 5 falling cascades of water. The best time to visit this waterfall is from March to May as all the rivers are full of water.

1.Angel Falls, Venezuela:

Angel Fall is located in Venezuela, the highest waterfall in the world, with a drop of 979 meters (3,212 ft). In 1933 an American pilot, James Crawford Angel, discovered this waterfall. He was looking for gold mine, but accidentally, he found this waterfall that felt like a cloud to him. This waterfall was named after his surname. The Angel Falls is a multi-level waterfall that can be divided into two levels. The first level falls about 807 meters, the second level falls about 172 meters, and the total drop is 979 meters.

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