Plitvice Lakes National Park
Good for: hiking, amazing nature, Great Photo Ops, nature, waterfalls
Not good for: swimming, ceviche fun sun goodtimes, headaches
- tel, info: 053 751 015
- admission adult/child: Jan-Apr & Nov-Dec HRK55.00/HRK30.00; May-Jun & Sep-Oct HRK85.00/HRK50.00; Jul-Aug HRK100.00/HRK60.00
- tourist information centre 07:00-20:00
Lonely Planet review for Plitvice Lakes National Park
The extraordinarily beautiful pocket of wooded hills in this World Heritage site enclose 16 turquoise lakes that are connected by waterfalls and cascades. The mineral-rich waters carve through the rock, depositing tufa in continually changing formations. Wooden footbridges follow the rumbling water for an exhilaratingly damp 18km (11mi).
Animal life flourishes in the unspoiled conditions. The stars of the park are bears and wolves, but there are also deer, boar, rabbits, foxes and badgers. There are over 120 different species of bird such as hawks, owls, cuckoos, thrushes, starlings, kingfishers, wild ducks and herons. You might also occasionally see black storks and ospreys. Flocks of butterflies flutter throughout the park.