Misiones Province

Legend of the falls

Recently hailed as one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Iguazu Falls provide a jaw-dropping travel experience. Straddling Argentina and Brazil, they encompass 275 separate cascades and are nearly three kilometres wide.

Friday, 10 February, 2012, 12:00am

Jungle gym

The van stops abruptly in a forest clearing and the door slides open. I climb out uncertainly, peering at a tangle of strangler figs, bamboo trees, palms and ferns, thinking to myself how northeast Argentina's dense subtropical rainforest bears a lot of similarities to eastern Australia's national parks.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Sheraton International Iguazu

Where? Within walking distance of the stunning Iguazu Falls, part of the Iguazu National Park, in the Argentinian rainforest. The hotel is perfect for those who enjoy being at one with nature ... but prefer their plumbing indoors and their meals delivered by room service. Guests can lounge poolside and hear the gushing of millions of litres of water behind them.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Into the Devil's Throat

MILLIONS of tons of water thundered towards me, but only a curtain of spray 50 metres high gently soaked my forehead, cooling in the tropical heat.

I tried not to think about the thin ribbon of concrete under my feet, which had taken me into the very jaws of the Devil's Throat, 14 separate falls, deafening in their fury.

2 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Iguazu Falls a world marvel

ONE of the world's great natural marvels marks the border between Argentina and Brazil - the Iguazu Falls.

The cascade, about 15 kilometres from Puerto Iguazo, is made up of 275 separate waterfalls that plunge from as high as 80 metres over a four-km crest.

25 May 1994 - 12:00am