Six Waterfalls to Visit that Aren't Niagara Falls

With Nineties nostalgia seeping into our feeds and into our wardrobes - how is it we are donning crop tops and mustard-tinted shades again? - we've been listening to a lot of TLC of late. As a result, we've got waterfalls on the brain 24/7. But side-stepping TLC's advice - for those who don't know, it was "don't go chasing waterfalls" - we've dived in head-first and compiled this list.

Detian Falls


Straddling the border between China and Vietnam, these falls span over 300m, meandering past jungled canopies and bamboo-boat bound tourists. Best viewed from overhead, if you've got a mate with a helicopter, now is the time to call in that favour.

Suytun Cenote


Not technically a waterfall, when rain falls into these naturally formed caverns and pool the effect is waterfall-esque. *Adds #cenotes to tag follows on Instagram.

Plitvice Waterfalls


This chain of 16 terraced lakes joined by waterfalls extends into a limestone canyon and makes for some of the most beautiful scenes found in nature. We're not crying, you are.

Havasu Falls

Arizona, US

The Grand Canyon is one of those ticks-all-the-boxes type of places. Topping the list of reasons to visit are Havasu Falls, where languid blue waters are a sharp contrast to red-rock canyon surrounds.

Baatara Gorge Falls


Like Bigar Falls, Baatara Falls is a must-see simply because it's such a huge departure from you typical idea of a waterfall. It flows down through a jurassic limestone cave known as the Baatara Pothole - and the result is truly otherworldly.



Ice, ice baby - another Nineties classic and the ultimate segue into our next, and final, entry. Part of the Golden Circle tour, Gullfoss is fed by Iceland's second-biggest glacier, the Langjökull. Watch the water plummet down 32m in two stages into a rugged canyon. On sunny days, rainbows are likely.

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