Six Waterfalls to Visit that Aren’t Niagara Falls

Six Waterfalls to Visit that Aren’t Niagara Falls

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
, 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

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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