With its rugged mountain landscape and high annual rainfall, Papua New Guinea naturally lends itself to some of the most spectacular waterfalls imaginable.
Cascading from sheer cliffs to the rainforest valley floor below, waterfalls are familiar sights in almost every province of PNG.
If you’re looking to explore their majestic and misty beauty, here is a guide to the best waterfalls in PNG.
Yuo Waterfall – Enga Province
As the highest province of PNG at an altitude of 2000m, Enga Province is home to countless fast-flowing rivers, culminating in spectacular cascades. One of the most stunning is Yuo Waterfall, situated just north of the capital, Wabag.
Touted as ‘the’ waterfall to visit in this area, Yuo sees the Lai River channelled through a narrow crack in bedrock that results in a fall which crashes into a pool metres below. The violent force of the falls and spray can be felt up to 20 metres away.