TABLE KEY
Cataloged - Mapped, Photographed, Measured
Confirmed - Location confirmed, height accurate
Unconfirmed - Location rough, height unconfirmed
Unknown - Limited or no information available
Inundated - Flooded by dam
Disqualified - Not a waterfall by our definition
Posted - Private property, no public access.

waterfall database

worlds tallest waterfalls
by total overall height

List of waterfalls with a total drop of at least 500 feet in height.  All forms of waterfalls qualify for this list, it is a simple measurement from top to bottom, regardless of whether it drops straight down or cascades down a mountain at an angle.

   Query returned 739 entries
  Name of Waterfall Total Height     state / Province Country
 
316 . Elizabeth Grant Falls 984 ft 300 m Queensland Australia
317 . Fachoda, Cascade de 984 ft 300 m Tahiti French Polyne...
318 . Fleurs Jaunes, Cascades des 984 ft 300 m Réunion
319 . Korako Falls 984 ft 300 m Otago New Zealand
320 . Meenmutty Falls 984 ft 300 m Kerala India
321 . Northeast Falls 984 ft 300 m British Columbia Canada
322 . Oltschibachfall 984 ft 300 m Bern Switzerland
323 . Riandahy 984 ft 300 m Fianarantsoa Provinc... Madagascar
324 . Unnamed Waterfall 984 ft 300 m British Columbia Canada
325 . Unnamed Waterfall 984 ft 300 m British Columbia Canada
326 . Unnamed Waterfall 984 ft 300 m British Columbia Canada
327 . Wedgemount Creek Falls 984 ft 300 m British Columbia Canada
328 . Green Lake Falls 980 ft 299 m Washington United States
329 . Thalaiyar Falls 975 ft 297 m Tamil Nadu India
330 . Staubbachfall 974 ft 297 m Bern Switzerland
331 . Tamarin Falls 961 ft 293 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Mauritius
332 . Bird Woman Falls 960 ft 293 m Montana United States
333 . Grinnell Falls 960 ft 293 m Montana United States
334 . Unnamed Waterfall 960 ft 293 m West Coast New Zealand
335 . Thresa Falls 958 ft 292 m Westland New Zealand
336 . Matawai Falls 951 ft 290 m Otago New Zealand
337 . Asbestos Creek Falls 950 ft 290 m Washington United States
338 . Borealis Falls 950 ft 290 m British Columbia Canada
339 . Cascade Falls 950 ft 290 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Alberta Canada
340 . Depot Creek Falls 948 ft 289 m Washington United States
341 . Veu de Noiva, Cachoeira 944 ft 288 m Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
342 . Unnamed Waterfall 932 ft 284 m Otago New Zealand
343 . Carrie Falls 928 ft 283 m Westland New Zealand
344 . Punalulu Falls 920 ft 280 m Hawaii United States
345 . Lady Alice Falls 919 ft 280 m Southland New Zealand
346 . Berdølofossen 918 ft 280 m Norway
347 . Spissbachfall 918 ft 280 m Bern Switzerland
348 . Friaren 902 ft 275 m Norway
349 . Humboldt Falls 902 ft 275 m Otago New Zealand
350 . Unnamed Waterfall 902 ft 275 m Southland New Zealand
 
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