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
 
526 . Unnamed Waterfall 680 ft 207 m Southland New Zealand
527 . Unnamed Waterfall 680 ft 207 m West Coast New Zealand
528 . Waihunehune Falls 680 ft 207 m Hawaii United States
529 . Kurundu Oya Falls 676 ft 206 m Sri Lanka
530 . Unnamed Waterfall 672 ft 205 m British Columbia Canada
531 . Martha Falls 670 ft 204 m Washington United States
532 . Cerradão, Cachoeira do 663 ft 202 m Minas Gerais Brazil
533 . Unnamed Waterfall 663 ft 202 m Southland New Zealand
534 . Handapan Fall 660 ft 201 m Sri Lanka
535 . Pywiack Cascade 660 ft 201 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
536 . Unnamed Waterfall 659 ft 201 m West Coast New Zealand
537 . Eas a' Chual Aluinn 658 ft 201 m United Kingdo...
538 . Agua Viva, Catarata d' 656 ft 200 m Puntarenas Costa Rica
539 . Azuliaco, Catarata 656 ft 200 m Peru
540 . Binaytuan Falls 656 ft 200 m Laguna Philippines
541 . Cotatuero, Cascada de 656 ft 200 m Huesca Spain
542 . Fyssafossen 656 ft 200 m Norway
543 . Heads Leap 656 ft 200 m Otago New Zealand
544 . High Falls 656 ft 200 m British Columbia Canada
545 . Jumping Creek Falls 656 ft 200 m West Coast New Zealand
546 . Kune Falls 656 ft 200 m Maharashtra India
547 . Kvinnafossen 656 ft 200 m Norway
548 . Northwest Falls 656 ft 200 m British Columbia Canada
549 . Nyland Falls 656 ft 200 m British Columbia Canada
550 . Olu Ella Falls 656 ft 200 m Sri Lanka
551 . Ponte de Pedra, Cachoeira da 656 ft 200 m Paraná Brazil
552 . Pretos, Cachoeira dos 656 ft 200 m Brazil
553 . Seminyang, Lata 656 ft 200 m Malaysia
554 . Sertao Zen, Cachoeira do 656 ft 200 m Brazil
555 . Shirley Falls 656 ft 200 m Southland New Zealand
556 . Soochipara Falls 656 ft 200 m Kerala India
557 . Sopotnice, Slapovi 656 ft 200 m Slovenia
558 . Staubfall 656 ft 200 m Germany
559 . Unnamed Waterfall 656 ft 200 m West Coast New Zealand
560 . Unnamed Waterfall 656 ft 200 m Southland New Zealand
 
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