Sleepless Waterfall

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Sleepless Waterfall
The Sleepless Waterfall in Ocarina of Time
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The Sleepless Waterfall is a waterfall at the beginning of the Zora's River in Ocarina of Time.[1]

Features and Overview

The Sleepless Waterfall lies as the final obstacle in the river Link must pass before entering Zora's Domain, of which the entrance is just behind the Waterfall itself. The Waterfall (and therefore, the Zora's River itself) flows from Zora's Fountain where Lord Jabu-Jabu dwells. It is possible to view the drop-off of the Waterfall from Zora's Fountain, but unlike the trip from Gerudo Valley to Lake Hylia, jumping down the Waterfall is impossible due to a series of stakes blocking travel.

The Sleepless Waterfall cannot be entered directly. Instead, Link must play Zelda's Lullaby in front of the Waterfall, as indicated by the inscription on the ledge just in front of the Waterfall; according to that inscription, the flow of the Waterfall serves the King of Hyrule and so, when the King of Hyrule slumbers, so does the waterfall.[1]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ねむらずの滝 Waterfall of Awakening
French-speaking countries French Cascade Insomniaque
Federal Republic of Germany German Rastloser Wasserfall
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Cataratas Insomnes (OoT3D)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sleepless Waterfall
    The flow of this waterfall serves the King of Hyrule. When the King slumbers, so too do these falls.
    " — N/A (Ocarina of Time)