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
 
456 . Piemans Falls 769 ft 234 m Victoria Australia
457 . Unnamed Waterfall 768 ft 234 m West Coast New Zealand
458 . Limahuli Falls 760 ft 232 m Hawaii United States
459 . Unnamed Waterfall 760 ft 232 m Southland New Zealand
460 . Saint Quintin Falls 755 ft 230 m Southland New Zealand
461 . Wakefield Falls 755 ft 230 m Canterbury New Zealand
462 . Myrdalsfossen 754 ft 230 m Norway
463 . Feigefossen 751 ft 229 m Norway
464 . Bristol Cliffs Falls 750 ft 229 m Vermont United States
465 . Cascades, The 750 ft 229 m California United States
466 . Geltenschuss 750 ft 229 m Switzerland
467 . Gorge, The 750 ft 229 m New Hampshire United States
468 . Hetch Hetchy Falls 750 ft 229 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
469 . Royce Falls 750 ft 229 m California United States
470 . Upper Snow Creek Falls 750 ft 229 m California United States
471 . Vantawng Falls 750 ft 229 m Mizoram India
472 . Kaieteur Falls 741 ft 226 m Mazaruni-Potaro Guyana
473 . Unnamed Waterfall 740 ft 226 m Southland New Zealand
474 . Jerangkang Falls 738 ft 225 m Malaysia
475 . Kanangra Falls 738 ft 225 m New South Wales Australia
476 . Hut Stream Falls 735 ft 224 m Canterbury New Zealand
477 . Niagara Creek Falls 730 ft 223 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
478 . San Juan Falls 730 ft 223 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Washington United States
479 . Kalambo Falls 726 ft 221 m Northern Zambia Zambia
480 . Big Mowbray Falls 722 ft 220 m Queensland Australia
481 . Chandler Falls 722 ft 220 m New South Wales Australia
482 . Diyaluma Falls 722 ft 220 m Sri Lanka
483 . Helena Falls 722 ft 220 m Southland New Zealand
484 . Sinaloa Falls 722 ft 220 m Savai'i Samoa
485 . Unnamed Waterfall 722 ft 220 m Otago New Zealand
486 . Middle Cummins Falls 721 ft 220 m British Columbia Canada
487 . Sandy Pond Falls 721 ft 220 m Newfoundland and Lab... Canada
488 . Dyrdalsfossen 720 ft 219 m Norway
489 . Unnamed Waterfall 720 ft 219 m Southland New Zealand
490 . Demers Creek Falls 715 ft 218 m British Columbia Canada
 
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