These 14 Stunning Waterfalls Will Take Your Breath Away
Waterfalls are some of the most stunning vistas in all of nature. The sight of water falling from a high cliff over a path into a bubbling stream or a large river can be incredibly awe-inspiring. Here are some of the world’s beautiful and astonishing waterfalls.
1. Located in the heart of the United States, Yosemite Falls is one of America’s most beloved attractions. Come here during the summer to see three natural falls. Come here during the winter to awe at the frozen falls in the dead of winter.
2. Sutherland Falls in New Zealand is one of the tallest waterfalls in New Zealand. It’s a ninety minute trek to the base of the falls but the visit is well worth it. A small stream turns the falls into an exquisite spray of water.
3. Taller than Niagara and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Iguazu Falls form one of the borders between Brazil and Argentina. Multiple falls cascade down a steep mountain that comes to a triangle of water. These falls look like something dreamed up by someone with a vivid imagination but they’re totally real.
4. Havasu Falls are easily one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the United States. Located in Arizona in the Grand Canyon, these pristine waterfalls empty into pools of sun-lit turquoise water in a region surrounded by vivid red-brown rocks.
5. Baatara Gorge is one of the natural wonders of the Middle East. The waterfall tumbles down three natural rock bridges. While you can’t get in the water because the bridges are frail, this is one site you’ll never forget.
6. If you’re in Hawaii and in great shape, a visit to Hanakapiai Falls should be on your radar. The only way you’ll get there is via a two mile hike but it’s well worth it to see the deep drop and head into the cooling waters. This is a popular place for films including Jurassic Park.
7. Right in the heart of the Brazilian highlands lie the Cascata do Caracol waterfalls. Accessible by cable car or via a steep walk, the falls are surrounded by lush greenery and offer views of local birds and other native animals.
8. China is home to many outstanding waterfalls that have been celebrated in pictures and song. One of the most well known are Detian Falls. These falls straddle the Vietnamese borders. A popular tourist attraction, people come here to admire the small falls, and swim in the warm waters below them.
9. Known as the Niagara Falls of India, Hogenakkal waterfalls are one of the most sought after spots in this sub-continent. Come here during the monsoon season to see the falls in full glory. A boat tour will give you an even closer view.
10. The emerald waters of Plitvice Lake in Croatia are home to some of the loveliest falls in Europe. Cascading down a series of pools of varying shades of green, this park has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and should be on your must-see life list.
11. The longest falls in the world, Victoria Falls lie between Zambia and Zimbabwe. One of the world’s natural wonders, these magnificent falls can even be seen from space.
12. Norway is home to some of the world’s most beautiful waters. One such waterfall is Langfossen. Langfossen is where rainbows meet as the water tumbles down a series of cliffs.
13. The world’s second highest waterfall is Tugela Falls. Located in Royal Natal National Park, Tugela Falls are one of the least known of South Africa’s many attractions. The high falls shimmer along the area’s many regional pathways.
14. The world’s highest waterfall is Angel Falls. Part of Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, these falls spread warm mist that can be felt even miles away. Watch them up-close for a sight you’ll never forget.