15 Exotic Waterfalls to See Before You Die


Waterfalls are a beautiful sight to behold, and it’s even more enjoyable when you get to see them in person. If you’ve been looking for an adventure but don’t know where to start, we have the perfect solution! We have compiled a list of 10 exotic waterfalls that are sure to please anyone who visits them. You’ll never want to go back home again after seeing these jaw-dropping beauties.

Angel Falls, Venezuela

This is the world’s tallest waterfall and it falls from a height of nearly 2000 meters. You will need to hike up over 20 km to reach this amazing site, but your work will have been well worth it once you arrive! It was first discovered in 1937 by U.S pilot Jimmy Angel and he named it “Angel Falls” in honor of his father.

Huka Falls, New Zealand

 Situated on the Huka River which is part of the Waikato river system, this waterfall can be found near Taupō and once you arrive you will need to hike up about six km but that’s nothing compared to what you’re about to see. It is one of the most popular waterfalls in New Zealand and its beauty can be seen from many miles away.

Takitumu Falls, Chile 

Falling over an impressive height of 400 meters, this waterfall is located in Patagonia near the Argentine border and has become a very popular tourist attraction. The hike up to the falls is about six kilometers and it can be seen from many miles away so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare for what’s in store!

Paradise Falls, USA

This amazing waterfall has been featured on TV shows such as “The Amazing Race” and “America’s Got Talent” and it’s easy to see why. Paradise Falls is situated in Montana near Flathead Lake, which means that you’ll need a boat for this one!

Dangar Falls, New Zealand

Also known as the “Blue Pools”, this waterfall is found on Dangar Creek at Te Ahumairangi Bay on New Zealand’s North Island. It is a popular tourist spot and the water has such an amazing color that you’ll never want to leave!

Tugela Falls, South Africa

Tugela Falls are found in uKhahlamba -Drakensberg Park which means it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world and is also one of South Africa’s most famous tourist attractions. It can be found on the Tugela River about 260 kilometers from Durban, a great location to visit when you have plenty of time!

Krimml Falls, Austria 

A popular spot for tourists in Europe, these falls are situated on the border between Austria and Italy. It is one of Europe’s major tourist attractions, so it should come as no surprise that you’ll need to hike about nine kilometers through a forest before arriving at this amazing site.

Tongariro National Park Falls, New Zealand 

Also known as “The Tonga”, this waterfall is found on the North Island of New Zealand and it’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. It can be found on Mt Ruapehu which means that you’ll need to hike up about six kilometers before arriving at this spectacular site!

Pipiwai Trail, USA 

Located near Hana, this is a popular tourist destination located in Haleakalā National Park, Maui which means that you’ll need to invest over four hours of your day before arriving. It’s an amazing hike and the views are worth it!

Drakensberg Falls, South Africa 

This beautiful waterfall can be found on uKhahlamba -Drakensberg Park and is the largest waterfall in Southern Africa. It’s a popular tourist attraction, but it can be found on private land so you’ll need to pay for access if you want to see this amazing site!

Jurassic Falls, USA 

Located near Memphis in Tennessee, these falls are said to have been formed by a meteorite hitting the Earth. They are also called “Shelby Falls” and they can be found on Rock Creek which means that you’ll need to hike about two miles before arriving at this spectacular site!

Pu’ukohola Heiau, USA 

Located near Kawaihae Bay in Hawaii, this is the site of a temple built by King Kamehameha I as an offering to his gods. It’s considered a sacred place and many people choose to visit it every year. But be warned: you’ll need at least three hours for the journey!

The Salto Grande, Colombia 

Located near the city of Guatape, this is one of Colombia’s most popular tourist destinations and it can be found on Cano Cristales which means that you’ll need to hike about two hours before arriving at this beautiful waterfall!

Punchbowl Falls, USA 

This spectacular site can be found on Oregon’s Mount Hood which means that the hike will take you about two hours. It’s a popular site for tourists and it can be found on Punchbowl Creek!

Takachiho Gorge, Japan 

This amazing waterfall is located in Takachiho Town where visitors often refer to them as “Niagara Falls of Japan”. It is said to be the largest waterfall in Japan and it can be found on the Takachiho River which means that you’ll need a boat for this one!

When you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life, visit a waterfall. There’s nothing quite like it. The freshwater feels refreshing in every way as it cascades down its natural slopes that have been created by time and Mother Nature herself. It is all so breathtakingly gorgeous! If you want to experience this for yourself or if you are looking for an idea for a family vacation spot, here are some popular ones near major cities across the globe that we recommend checking out!