Top Ten Tallest Waterfalls

This list is based on the cumulative heights of the mentioned waterfalls and does not refer to the “tallest leap” of the same.

 

1. Sutherland Falls

This waterfall is located in New Zealand is a popular tourist attraction. The height of this waterfall is about 580 meters and is considered to be the most beautiful waterfall in the country.

 

2. Langfoss

This waterfall is found in Hordaland, Norway and its cumulative height is about 612 meters. The width of this cascade is great and it falls into the Åkra Fjord. The waterfall is gorgeous and is said to be the most beautiful in the world.

 

3. Snow Creek Falls

This waterfall is found in California in the United States of America. Its height is about 652 meters and it cascades into the Tenaya Canyon. It is considered to be among the vaguest waterfalls in the Yosemite National Park and if you to see the water fall down the entire length, a strenuous hike will have to be a part of your itinerary.

 

4. Mardalsfossen

Mardalsfossen is a waterfall which is found in Norway and its cumulative height is about 656 meters. Despite protests, this waterfall became a part of project that was looking into the benefits of hydroelectricity. If one stands across the Eikedalsvatnet lake, it is possible to the see the entire length of the waterfall.

 

5. Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls is found in California in the United States of America and is considered to be among the tallest waterfalls in the Northern part of the country. The height of Yosemite Falls has been estimated at 739 meters. It is a very popular tourist attraction and has been said to be a crown jewel of the Yosemite National Park.

 

6. Kjelfossen

Kjelfossen is found in Norway and falls into the Nærøy Valley. The cumulative height of the waterfall has been estimated at 755 meters. If you wish to see the Kjelfossen in all its glory, you can do so from the terrace of the Stalheim Hotel. Another option would be to stand on the pullout that is at the waterfall’s base even though this may give you a crick in the neck.

 

7. Catarata Gocta

The Catarata Gocta is found in Peru and its height has been estimated at 771 meters. It is among the top 3 tallest waterfalls in the world and is said to be the pride of those who reside in Northern Peru. Interestingly, it is also among the tallest waterfalls if one was to refer to the tallest leap.

 

8. Browne Falls

The Browne Falls is a waterfall which is located in Fiordland in New Zealand. It tumbles into the Doubtful Sound and its height is estimated at 836 meters. However, the only problem is that one can find a number of waterfalls in this area which makes it difficult to identify the Browne Falls.

 

9. Catarata De Yumbilla

The Catarata De Yumbilla is found in Cuispes in Peru and was first discovered in the year 2006. The height of this waterfall has been estimated at 896 meters, making it the second tallest waterfall in the world. It is tucked in between the Andes Mountains and is undoubtedly beautiful.

 

10. Angel Falls

Angel Falls is also known as Salto Ángel and is situated in Canaima in Venezuela. It is the tallest waterfall in the world and its height is about 979 meters or 3,212 feet. This waterfall cascades over an isolated plateau called Auyantepui and its tip is usually covered by clouds.

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