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Don't wait too much but if you travel by car from St Pet to Tallinn why don't to drive in?

It is just about 10-15 km from the way from St Petersburg to Tallinn and has a small restaurant and... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Andrey C
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St. Petersburg, Russia
Worth of visit, especially winter time

About 2 hour drive East from Tallinn(Narva direction), is Ontika. And there are Valaste Waterfall... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Halkidis
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Southwest Finland, Finland
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28 Jun 2018
“Don't wait too much but if you travel by car from St Pet to Tallinn why don't to drive in?”
21 Aug 2017
“Closed and broken ”
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Valaste Waterfall situated on the Ontika Limestone Cliff is the highest in Estonia with its fall of 30 metres. The waterfall shows its more rebellious side of nature in springs and during the high water season. In summer and during the dry period...more
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

It is just about 10-15 km from the way from St Petersburg to Tallinn and has a small restaurant and hotel right in 50 meters from it. The waterfall itself is just a tiny stream but it falling down from the height of 30 meters...More

Thank Andrey C
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately it was closed and looked like it had been for a while. There was a gated fixed at the top. The bridge had a large chunk missing from it so I don't suppose it will be open soon. You could still just about see...More

1  Thank JMG40
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Just travelling by I wanted to take a look on the tallest waterfall in Estonia and the Baltics. I was almost dark already and just a little could be seen. The waterfall is amazing and I would really love to come back during the daytime....More

Thank 726anu
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Amazingly beautiful waterfall in winter time. Water and trees beautifully frozen like in fairytales, wow..;))

Thank Muduke
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The place is abandoned, despite it is beautiful and visitors still pass by to give it a try. Very sad to see no interest from Loodusega koos RMK or whomever authorities that should take care of this land mark. I would love to come back...More

Thank Ana Isabel C
Reviewed 22 August 2016

About 2 hour drive East from Tallinn(Narva direction), is Ontika. And there are Valaste Waterfall, which is highest waterfall in Estonia, way over 30 metres. We were there in August and there weren't that much water coming down, but I'm sure that especially in winter...More

2  Thank Halkidis
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Valaste Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Estonia situated between Ontika and Valaste in the Kohtla Parish of the Ida-Viru County and formed by a stream as it flows over the Baltic Klint not far from the shore of the Gulf of Finland. It is...More

Thank Susanna S
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Access to the viewing platform was closed because part of it was no longer there so viewing involved a clamber down slippy paths. Unfortunately, the low water levels in June meant that there was barely a trickle to see. Plenty of padlocks on structures to...More

Thank cjimcanning
Reviewed 14 June 2016

If you are in this part of Estonia and it is winter, you have to go there! It is a wonderful place, that what nature makes with waterfall is really beautiful.

Thank Kristina K
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I've been there multiple times but always preferred it in winter instead of summer as the ice does something simply magical with the waterfall. However, it was really crowded at night so that even taking pictures was rather difficult and as the stairs were closed,...More

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