World Waterfall Database

World's Tallest Waterfalls

By Tallest Individual Drop

This list comprises of the waterfalls we have recorded which are known to have a singular individual step with a vertical drop of at least 300 feet / 91 meters. Waterfalls of all types are included on this list, no matter how steep or shallow the pitch, or how many individual tiers or leaps make up the entire waterfall, but only the height of its tallest single step is counted towards its placement on this list.

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Cataloged
Waterfalls which are Cataloged we have visited and surveyed in person. Statistical information should be quite accurate (for the most part), and exact measurements will often be available (information is not guaranteed to always be up to date). Detailed information, directions, and photographs will almost always be available.
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Confirmed
Confirmed Waterfalls are known to exist, should be relatively accurately mapped and geotagged, and the statistical information available will often be dependable. If height information is presented, it may be estimated but should be accurate. Directions will not likely be available.
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Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed Waterfalls are often marked on a published map, but we have yet to confirm the exact location and / or whether or not its stature is significant enough to qualify for listing in the database. Statistical information may be estimated and may be inaccurate. No directions.
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Unknown
Waterfalls marked as Unknown are either suspected to exist based on heresay or a hunch, or we have received unverified information suggesting a waterfall may exist near the location provided but cannot corroborate it in any way. Geodata may not be accurate, the location may not be known at all, and statistical information will be estimated and highly inaccurate.
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Inundated
Inundated Waterfalls have been submerged beneath lakes or reservoirs, usually a result of impoundment of a river behind a dam, and most often no longer functionally exist (there may be rare exceptions). We maintain records for these features out of historical importance.
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Subterranean
Though not common, some waterfalls can be found entirely underground within cave systems. Access to subterranean waterfalls can vary from easy via developed walkways to requiring a high level of extremely technical spelunking skill, including familiarity with ropework and a distinct lack of claustrophobia.
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Disqualified
Waterfalls which have been marked as Disqualified do not have the necessary stature or features to qualify as a legitimate waterfall according to our criteria. We will maintain records for entries with this status where the feature is well known and / or may have been historically referred to as a waterfall at some point in time.
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Posted
Posted Waterfalls are known to exist, and we may have a large amount of information associated with them, but are located on private property and are not legally accessible to the general public. Accessing waterfalls with this status should not be attempted without first being explicitly granted permission of the property owner.
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Waterfall
Height
Watercourse
Location
Confirmed
778 feet
237 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Cataloged
771 feet
235 meters
Tysvikelva
Norway
Confirmed
768 feet
234 meters
West Coast, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
760 feet
232 meters
Limahuli Stream
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
751 feet
229 meters
Feigedalselvi
Norway
Cataloged
750 feet
229 meters
Døntelva
Norway
Confirmed
750 feet
229 meters
Engstligenbach
Bern, Switzerland
Confirmed
741 feet
226 meters
Potaro River
Mazaruni-Potaro, Guyana
Confirmed
735 feet
224 meters
Wollomombi Creek
New South Wales, Australia
Confirmed
726 feet
221 meters
Kalambo River
Northern Zambia, Zambia
Unconfirmed
722 feet
220 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
722 feet
220 meters
Sri Lanka
Unconfirmed
722 feet
220 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
722 feet
220 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
721 feet
220 meters
Cummins River
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
720 feet
219 meters
Hidden Creek
Montana, United States
Cataloged
715 feet
218 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Unconfirmed
705 feet
215 meters
Brazil
Cataloged
700 feet
213 meters
Ædna
Norway
Cataloged
700 feet
213 meters
Kruneelva
Norway
Unconfirmed
700 feet
213 meters
Trennganu, Malaysia
Confirmed
700 feet
213 meters
Rio Negro, Argentina
Cataloged
700 feet
213 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Confirmed
164. Tad Fane
700 feet
213 meters
Champasak, Laos
Confirmed
700 feet
213 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
700 feet
213 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
689 feet
210 meters
outlet of Reiårsvatnet
Norway
Confirmed
680 feet
207 meters
Panolulu Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
680 feet
207 meters
West Coast, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
676 feet
206 meters
Sri Lanka
Cataloged
675 feet
206 meters
Norway
Unconfirmed
673 feet
205 meters
Veig
Norway
Confirmed
666 feet
203 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
663 feet
202 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
660 feet
201 meters
Tenaya Creek
California, United States

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