Plitviče Lakes National Park is a forest reserve in central Croatia. It’s famous for a series of sixteen terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon.
Walkways and hiking trails wind around and across the water, and an electric boat links the 12 upper and 4 lower lakes. The latter square measure the location of Veliki Slap, a 78m-high waterfall.
Where is Plitvice Lakes national park
Depending on the point of view, we can think of Plitvice Lakes national park Croatia as being in the middle of nowhere, or not far from anywhere.
The Plitvice park is really set within the mountainous Lika region, in central Croatia, halfway between Zagreb and Zadar.
As such, Plitvice national park, are a perfect stop for anybody traveling from north to south or vice versa.
Before the modern multilane highway A1 was built, Plitvice lakes were actually along the main route from Zagreb to Dalmatia.
Top things to try and do in Plitvice Lakes park
Many places around Plitvice offer horseback riding experience, including half-day and full day horseback riding trips, and riding school.
You can conjointly book entire horseback riding holidays round the Lakes.
Expect to pay around thirty kn for a 10-minute ride with a guide, or 150 kn per hour for a filed ride.
A visit to Rastoke
At the doorway of Slunj, just 15 km north of Plitvice Lakes, you’ll find an old village of Rastoke. It consists of healthy mills enclosed with pretty waterfalls, and rapids.
Bring sandwiches and have a picnic whereas enjoying the sweetness of Rastoke. There are also a couple of restaurants and cafes with terraces above and at the edge of the water.
White water rafting
With such a large amount of rivers, streams, and rapids going through this karst region, white water rafting is, besides hiking, one of the most popular activities to do in Plitvice Lakes.
The best rafting here is on rivers Korana and Una (in Bosnia).
Expect to pay anywhere between 25€ and 45€ per person depending on the route.
Quads, Paintball, High-ropes, Abseiling, and more
You can get pleasure from varied out of doors activities in Plitvice lakes, including an off road quad rides, paintball games, archery, high ropes park, jeep safari, kayak safari, and much more.
All these activities you’ll realize at Rizvan town, some 70 km southwest from Plitvice Lakes national park.