Travel Bucket List: The World’s Most Breathtakingly Beautiful Waterfalls!


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For this installment of the Travel Bucket List, we have rounded up a list of the world’s most breathtaking waterfalls, and oh my God they are all kinds of stunning!

We won’t deny it, we really want to visit all of these waterfalls mainly because the pictures would look just downright INCREDIBLE on our Instagram and Snapchat!

We don’t even have a favourite, we’re in love with them all.

If you guys have visited any of these, let us know in the comment box below!

Ban Gioc – Detian Waterfalls, Vietnam 


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Ban Gioc – Detian Falls is the name given to two waterfalls situated on the Quây Sơn River. You have to buy tickets to view this beautiful landmark but it’s 100% worth it! A sightseeing boat will also bring you up close to the falls.

The waterfalls are insanely picturesque, especially in the early hours of the morning as the sun is rising.

Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon, Arizona


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Havasu Falls  is definitely not the place to visit with a hangover! The roar of the waterfall is amplified by the rocks around it which means it can be heard almost a mile away!

Based in the beautiful Grand Canyon in Arizona, Havasu is not surprisingly the most photographed waterfall in the region.

Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Iguazu Falls (Foz do Iguassu) at sunrise, Brazil

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Now THIS is nature at it’s most beautiful!

The Iguazu Falls in Brazil stretches over 2 miles and is one of the most incredible awe-inspiring natural wonders.

Apparently when former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited the landmark for the first time, she was heard exclaiming, “Poor Niagara!”

Skógafoss Waterfall, Iceland


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Skógafoss, one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland, is a huge tourist attraction so if you decide to visit, make sure you go early in the morning.

A hiking trail will bring you to the top of the waterfall where there is a viewing platform but as anyone who has been there will testify, the best view is from the base of the waterfall. The trek to the top is a long one so it wouldn’t be one for the fainthearted or those with a fear of heights.

The waterfall was also used as a filming location for Thor: The Dark World, and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. 

McWay Falls, California

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By comparison to Skógafoss or Iguazu, McWay Falls may look quite small, but don’t be fooled. It’s every bit as beautiful and has often been described by visitors as a ‘must-see’.

Situated in the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park on California’s Central Coast near Big Sur, even the walking trail from the car park to the beach where the 80ft waterfall is based is a dream come true for any photography enthusiast!

McWay looks especially breathtaking at dawn.

Burney Falls, California 


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If you visit McWay, then you have to visit the super-spectacular Burney Falls, situated in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.

Theodore Roosevelt once described Burney Falls as the “eighth wonder of the world” and he wasn’t wrong. The falls make for an incredible sight.

If you want the full Burney experience, you can undertake the 1.3 mile trail that circles the falls.

The layers of waterfalls creates a deep mist which really adds to the magic of this landmark. This is definitely one for the top of the bucket list!

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California  


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California’s Yosemite Falls is the highest of its kind in North America, and the sixth highest in the world!

If you want to visit the Yosemite Falls and view them at their most spectacular, do your homework first and find out what the weather has been like in the area. If little snow has fallen during the earlier part of the year, the falls may actually stop flowing in late summer or Autumn.

Multnomah Falls, Portland, Oregon 


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Multnomah Falls, which is located just outside Portland, Oregon, is the tallest waterfall in the state.

Visitors to the stunning site can enjoy an even more spectacular view of the falls from Benson Bridge, which is the perfect spot to appreciate the 542-foot height of the top tier and the 69-foot drop of the lower tier!

Unlike many of the West’s famous falls, Multnomah Falls does not dry up in the summer. A combination of rainwater, an underground spring and snow means the waterfall is in full flow through all four seasons.

Angel Falls, Venezuela

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At over 3,000 feet, Venezuela’s Angel Falls makes for an incredible sight.

Unfortunately because of its height, the view of the mountain top is often blocked by clouds. Catch it on a clear day however and you’re in for a scenic treat!


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Manawaiopuna Falls, Hawaii

Located on the island of Kauai, the 360-foot high Manawaiopuna Falls used be Hawaii’s best kept secret … until it was featured in the movie, Jurassic Park! Now tourists flock to the stunning site.

After it was featured prominently in the film, it earned the nickname Jurassic Falls.

Victoria Falls, Zambia, Southern Africa


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South Africa’s stunningly beautiful Victoria Falls has become as much of a favourite amongst thrill-seekers as it has amongst sightseers!

At the top of the waterfall is a natural infinity pool called the Devils Swimming Pool, which is also often referred to as the most dangerous swimming pool in the world. Those who swim in the pool can go right out to the edge of the waterfall and look over.

The Victoria Falls are believed to be the largest in the world.


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