8 stunning waterfalls you’ve (probably) never heard of

Forget Niagra and Victoria, these waterfalls are just as beautiful (and far less busy)

1. Vermillion Falls, Canada


This waterfall, sat on the Peace River in Alberta, might not offer much in the way of vertical drop (the water plummets just 15 feet) but its width makes up for it, with the crest of the waterfall being over a mile long.

2. Skradinski Buk, Croatia


Comprised of 17 different waterfalls in Krka National Park, Skradinski Buk has earned a reputation as one of Europe’s most beautiful. The big attraction is the clear plunge pool below, perfect for a spot of wild swimming.

3. Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil


Nearly two miles long, these impressive falls comprise of 275 waterfalls spanning the border between Brazil and Argentina. The biggest individual waterfall, Devil’s Throat, is 82m high, 150m wide, and 700m long.

4. Pearl Shoal Waterfall, China


Situated deep in Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park, Pearl Shoal is thought to be the most photographed waterfall in the region. Its top is 162.5 metres wide and it has a 40m drop.

5. Multnomah Falls, USA

Multnomah Falls
Oregon’s tallest waterfall, Multnomah Falls, in the Columbia River Gorge, is made up of two parts. The top tier boasts an eye-watering 165m drop, while the lower part is just 21m tall.

6. Tumalog Falls, Philippines

 Tumalog Falls, Oslob, Philippines

Situated on Cebu Island, this horsetail waterfall tumbles down moss-covered rocks into the turquoise plunge pool below creating an almost shower-like effect (pack your swimming costume).

7. High Force Waterfall, UK



Arguably England’s most spectacular waterfall, this is where the River Tees drops 22m over a sheer cliff edge into a roaring plunge pool below.  It’s easily accessed via footpaths, and is part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

8. Skógafoss, Iceland


Iceland is not a country short on magnificent waterfalls, but at 25m wide with a 60m drop, Skógafoss is one of largest and best known. The amount of mist often causes a rainbow effect on sunny days.