Our Top-10: Waterfalls of the World
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This list is our own personal top-ten based on what we have seen and experienced in our travels. There are some amazing waterfalls in the world. We are fortunate enough to have seen some amazing places in our travels. There are a few Australian waterfalls in this list as that is where we live. A few of the major ones which we would like to see first hand one day are Victoria Falls and Niagra Falls.
[UPDATED in June 2019 with the addition of Benang Kelambu Waterfall in Lombok]
Yosemite Falls (many of them)
There are many great waterfalls in Yosemite National Park. The combined Upper and Lower Falls are the best of the lot, we also hiked to Misty Falls which was pretty spectacular, particularly as a rainbow formed above our heads in the mist. We are not sure which one is pictured, this is the view as you drive into Yosemite National Park.
Benang Kelambu Waterfall
This amazing and unique waterfall falling through the trees in the centre of Lombok island in Indonesia. The Benang Stokel is also an impressive waterfall in the same area, you can walk from one to the other.
Natural Bridge, Queensland Australia
The unique Natural Bridge is located in Springbrook National Park, Queensland, Australia. The water runs down a hole in the rock.
Milford Sound, New Zealand
We cruised through Milford Sound on a wet day and there were hundreds of waterfalls created as the water ran down the high cliffs. One in particular we were told that legend says that standing under the waterfall’s water make the people younger.
Millaa Millaa Falls
This waterfall is located near Millaa Millaa in the Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland, Australia. It is part of a driving route called the Waterfall Way, which covers an area with a few great waterfalls to see.
Valley of 72 Waterfalls, Switzerland
A total of 72 waterfalls gush down into the Lauterbrunnen Valley from the vertical cliff faces. As we drove along the valley there were fantastic waterfalls one after another.
Azul Cascades, Mexico
Semuc Champey, Guatemala
Those that know of this secluded place call it the eighth wonder of the world. The most beautiful steps of turquoise cascading rock pools, next to a raging river that flows underground through a sort of natural rock bridge. We also hiked for a half-hour directly up the side of the hill to a lookout, for a birds-eye view of this natural wonder.
Wallaman Falls is the highest single drop waterfall in Australia
Horseshoe Falls, Tasmania, Australia
Horseshoe Falls are in the Mt Field National Park, part of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area, just over a 1-hr drive from Hobart.