Your Guide to the World’s Largest Waterfalls

Putting together a Guide to the World’s Largest Waterfalls was fun and worth the effort.

By Tia Philippart

When deciding where to go for your next GNO, maybe consider a GDO (Girl’s Day Out) instead! Finding a destination to take your group out during the day has endless possibilities, but what if you try something out of the ordinary? Heading to a peaceful lake or even a beach is nice from time to time, but what really will make it the best day ever is water falling from the sky! Grab some ladies and take a trek to one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. Whether that be in Hawaii, USA at the Pu’uka’oku falls or in Venezuela at the Angel falls, your bound to fall for one of these waterfalls.

Chasing waterfalls does not have to be difficult either! Largest.org has created a guide to the 7 largest waterfalls in the world, which includes everything you need to know for a fun trip. The guide features where the best view of the falls and whether you need to hike, swim (or both!) to reach those gorgeous falls. The overview of these waterfalls also contains the number of drops each waterfall has, if you will need to pay an entrance fee, and if a tour is required!

 

Guide to the World’s Largest Waterfalls

The 7 wonders of the world might not beat the views of the 7 largest waterfalls in the world. Plus, hanging out next to some falling water is quite peaceful and relaxing. Please check out some great pictures below to see where you’ll find you and your girl gang next!

 

Kjelfossen

Norway has wonderful waterfalls and one so happens to stand at 2,313 feet (even though there has been some discrepancies regarding the exact height)! This waterfall is also comprised of three different streams. The main stream is “Stor Kjelfossen” (Big Kjell Falls) and the one adjacent to it is “Vetla” (Little). Visitors will get a clear view of Kjelfossen by heading down Northern Europe’s steepest road, Stalheimskleiva. The best time to visit this waterfall is between March and July, and a train can even be taken to view this beauty!

 

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Gocta Cataracts

Did you know that natives will avoid the waters of Gocta Cataracts due to the fear that they will run into the white-haired mermaid who protects the falls and set a curse on you? Even with this curse you are most definitely allowed to swim freely in the waters… there’ll just have more swimming room! The height of this falls stands at 2,530 ft, that’s around 460 people stacked together. The best time to head over there will be between November and April. Nearby is the Peru waterfalls which is a wondrous site as well, so if traveling to the Gocta Cataracts you can knock out seeing two waterfalls in one day!

 

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Pu’uka’oku Falls

If you’re looking to get tropical, head to Molokai, Hawaii to view this monstrously tall waterfall! Pu’uka’oku reaches 2,765 feet, marking it the 3rd tallest waterfall in the world. The falls has 4 drops and is located right next to the Molokai sea cliffs. The waterfall is so tall, that the waters of the falls (and neighboring waterfalls) do not actually meet with the ocean. Instead the waters are whisked away as mist in the winds. The best time to view these falls is between November and March and to get the best view, you may want to look into a guided aerial tour.

 

 

 

You can view the rest of the world’s largest waterfalls here. Find out which waterfall you’d like to visit and see if you can plan a picnic or camping trip! Safe travels, we hope that you find this to be a great idea as a GDO (Girl’s day out) as well!

 

Infographic provided courtesy of largest.org

Camping for Women acknowledges them for producing your guide to the world’s largest waterfalls.

 

Guest Author at

Tia is a Graduate of December 2018 from the University of San Diego with a BBA in Marketing and is looking forward to the opportunities she has prepared herself for.

She has completed work as a marketing consultant, marketing researcher, marketing strategist with multiple clients, and researcher for the AMA San Diego State of Marketing Report.

From all of Tia’s marketing experiences, classes, and extracurricular activities she has developed campaigns, managed CRM and project management systems, performed marketing optimization, and managed/created social media advertisements and content.

35 thoughts on “Your Guide to the World’s Largest Waterfalls

  • May 3, 2019 at 7:39 am
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    Being an outdoors person myself, I always prefer exploring the wonders of nature rather than exploring cities. And these waterfalls are something that I would love to visit someday. The infographic is extremely helpful giving out all essential information, in a visually appealing manner.

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  • April 28, 2019 at 8:51 am
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    Awesome guide to the attractive Largest Waterfalls! I love everywhere with water around. I’m thinking to make a Hiking trip to Waterfall. Kjelfossen is absolutely beautiful in all aspects. I love this waterfall which is one of my destination in the near future.

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  • April 25, 2019 at 1:16 pm
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    wow, this is just wonderful, I have to see all of these!

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  • April 25, 2019 at 10:38 am
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    Great info here. The guide is so useful. Never heard of these waterfalls before. Good to know.

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  • April 25, 2019 at 8:19 am
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    Waterfalls are amazing. One of my favorite childhood memories in the Philippines was dipping in the water beneath the waterfalls. I also enjoyed seeing Niagara Falls in 1999.

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  • April 24, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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    What beautiful pictures! I definitely have to add this to my bucket list of places to see.

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  • April 24, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    my goodness, these waterfalls look truly amazing, for me, waterfalls look so relaxing! I need to see these one-day that’s for sure.

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  • April 24, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    I absolutely love waterfalls. They are beautiful to listen to and watch from a short distance. I would like to see Pu’uka’oku Falls up close.

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  • April 24, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    There’s something so beautiful about waterfalls. They’re my favorite. Love the pictures. Thank you.

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  • April 24, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    Wow, these are incredible! The Pu’uka’oku Falls are unreal. It would be amazing to be able to see some of these in person.

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  • April 23, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    What a sight. I would love to see some of these. Yosemite is pretty close to us so we could see that one.

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  • April 23, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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    Those waterfalls are really amazing although I am afraid of heights, but I would really love to go on a tour to a least one of these places.

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  • April 23, 2019 at 2:08 pm
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    Wow, what amazing places! I really love the layout of the Gocta Cataracts, it is so beautiful!

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  • April 23, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    Wow! I love the waterfalls I would love to go to these places someday! Awesome photos!

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  • April 23, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I would love to fly over Pu’uka’oku Falls so that I can see those falls so well. I just love how beautifully sculptured Hawaii is!

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  • April 22, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    Beautiful waterfalls that you have brought to us. I wonder how exciting it would be to see it in person.

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    • April 23, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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      I encourage you to see a few on these list!! Really worth it

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  • April 22, 2019 at 2:06 am
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    these are all so beautiful.. watching them really is so peaceful..
    thanks for this list.. the ones in Yosemite are beautiful

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  • April 21, 2019 at 1:21 pm
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    I’d known that Norway was a hot spot for waterfalls but had never heard of Gocta Cataracts before! I’m actually headed to Peru next month but unfortunately won’t have time to make it to northern Peru to see the waterfalls. Even after seeing tons of waterfalls in Iceland, northern Europe, and all over the world, they never get old for me!

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  • April 21, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    We love waterfalls! Our favorite is actually in Kona, big island, and we could watch the video of it 50 times over in one sitting. So relaxing!

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    • April 23, 2019 at 6:59 pm
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      I’d love to check out some waterfalls in Kona!

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  • April 21, 2019 at 4:31 am
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    I admire your passion for outdoor adventure and sharing as the glimpse of these beauties. Those gorgeous falls are truly wonders! You are so blessed to experience and hope many travellers are responsible like you are.

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  • April 20, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    WOW, these are absolutely breathtaking! I have been fortunate enough to visit a few of these. However, I haven’t even heard about a few of them. After this article, they are all on my list tho 🙂

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  • April 20, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    Very interesting post. I didn’t know anything about the Gocta Cataracts, which looks like a very impressive waterfallI. I was surprised you didn’t mention Victoria Falls, in Zambia, which is one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring waterfalls in the world.

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  • April 19, 2019 at 11:26 pm
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    What beautiful waterfalls! I have never even heard of Gocta Cataracts but I think in your list that’s the most stunning. I haven’t even been to Niagara Falls or Victoria Falls. They are all so stunning to me. What I would also love to see one day is a frozen waterfall…how amazing would that be?

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  • April 19, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    Niagara Falls are probably the largest waterfalls I’ve visited. I lived in Venezuela as a child but my parents never took me to Angel Falls. We have many beautiful falls in our state of North Carolina but nowhere near this big. What a great idea for a day out!

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  • April 19, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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    I remember checking out the Pu’uka’oku falls when I was in Molokai a few years ago. I had no idea that it was the 3rd tallest waterfall in the world! That’s so cool, because we were there to hike down the tallest sea cliffs in the world. It was a day of “tallest” things!

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    • April 19, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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      Amazing! Now you know what a tall waterfall looks like 😀

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  • April 19, 2019 at 6:29 am
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    You are so brave to go out and take these adventures! There’s nothing like adding a little bit of danger and a whole lot of nature to the girls day out agenda! I’ll keep these ideas in mind!

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    • April 19, 2019 at 9:14 pm
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      Happy to hear you will keep these ideas in mind for a Girl’s Day Out! Definitely won’t disappoint

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  • April 19, 2019 at 5:13 am
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    This is a great list for waterfall lovers. We have visited Niagara and also Iguazu but did not realise that there was plenty more to see around the world. Looks like we have a lot more travelling to do. My bucket list is growing bigger every day. There is something peaceful about being around waterfalls, although they are noisy, I just find them relaxing.

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    • April 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm
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      I agree! The water falling is so very relaxing, we should all be chasing waterfalls

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    • April 19, 2019 at 9:14 pm
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      I hope you take the chance to visit one of tallest waterfalls one day!

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