10 Best Places to See Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Nature might be the best sculptor of this planet, if we were to judge by the astonishing works of its art all around the world. One of the most fascinating things to admire while on a trekking session is definitely represented by waterfalls. No matter their size, these synesthetic engravings done by the rivers inside the rocks along their trails are an amazing spectacle for the eyes. We wanted to create a list of 10 best places in the world to enjoy such beauties. Explore them with us!

01.Sutherland Falls, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Sutherland Falls, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand 10 Best Places to See Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Get into a scenic flight or involve yourself in the Mildford track to reach the awesomeness of 580 meters of water falling from Milford Sound fjord, called the eighth Wonder of the World by Rudyard Kipling. What’s even more awesome is that they won’t be the only waterfalls you’ll spot on your trip, as Jervois Glacier Waterfalls and Anderson Cascades are also there to see.

02.Plitvice Waterfalls, Northern Dalmatia, Croatia

Plitvice Waterfalls, Northern Dalmatia, Croatia 10 Best Places to See Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Croatia is the country where the marvelous waves of the Adriatic Sea meet the thriving rocky lands of unspoilt natural beauty. The oldest national park in southeast Europe hosts one of the most amazing waterfalls on Earth. 300 square kilometers of protected striking sceneries surround them, giving their million tourists a marvelous spectacle for the eyes each year. 16 lakes arranged in cascades, resulted from the confluence of small surface rivers and some subterranean karst rivers, dancing in an amazing watery assemble.

03.Nohkalikai Falls, India

Nohkalikai Falls, India 10 Best Places to See Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

This is the tallest plunge waterfall in India, measuring 340 meters in height. The unusual green colored waters are located near Cherrapunji, a spot regarded as one of the wettest places on Earth. The name of the falls means “Jump of Ka Likai” in a local language, being linked to the legend of a woman who jumped from a cliff next to the falls.

04.Gullfoss (Golden Falls), Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls), Iceland 10 Best Places to See Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

As you approach this fall formed by Hvítá River in southwest Iceland, you’ll have the impression that the stream just disappears into the land, as the crevice is obscured from view. It’s one of the most popular tourist attraction of the country and the mystery around it might be one of the reasons behind this. Gullfoss is featured in internationally renowned novels and music albums, such as “Porcupine”, by the British band “Echo and the Bunnymen”.

05.Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana 10 Best Places to See Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

These are one of the most powerful waterfalls on Earth, having an average flow rate of 663 cubic meters per second. Measuring 251 meters in height, they will enchant your eyes from their Zenith to their Thanatos. The Potaro River is the one that forms them, to then donate its waters to the Essequibo River, one of the longest and largest rivers in South America.

06.Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA 10 Best Places to See Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Yosemite is home to a plethora of waterfalls, the best time to admire them being the spring, when the snowmelt occurs. You can admire them from Yosemite Village, situated at their base, or engage in a strenuous one-day hike to reach their top and enjoy an even more awesome panoramic view over the park.

07.Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada / New York, USA

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada / New York, USA 10 Best Places to See Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Everybody knows about the three magnificent waterfalls that form this spectacular borderline water choreography: the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, reaching an average of 2,400 cubic meters per second. Goat Island is the best spot to admire them from.

08.Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela 10 Best Places to See Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

We are talking about the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, featuring a plunge of 807 meters over the edge of the Auyantepui Mountain. They are named after Jimmie Angel, the first person to fly over the falls, although the locals also refer to them as “Kerepakupai Vená”, meaning “waterfall of the deepest place”. Canaima camp is the starting point of river trips that will lead you to their base.

09.Victoria Falls, Zimbabve

Victoria Falls, Zimbabve 10 Best Places to See Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Known as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” in Tonga language, meaning “the Smoke that Thunders”, they’re the Zambezi River’s work of art, while pouring through six magnificent gorges over a basalt plateau. Homo habilis stone artifacts dating back from 3 million years ago have been found nearby the falls, increasing their archaeological value for humanity.

10.Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Argentina 10 Best Places to See Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Legend has it that a deity formed these waterfalls as a punishment for two mortal lovers, one of which he planned to marry but didn’t succeed. They’re at the fringe uniting Argentina and Brazil and are surrounded by the Iguazú National Park, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The best way of accessing the Falls is by taking the Rainforest Ecological Train, which reminds a little bit of the one in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


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