Notranjska Regional Park

Nature Reserve in Cerknica

This 222-sq-km park is a real biodiversity hotspot and holds within its borders a good deal of the region's karst phenomena, including the intermittent Lake Cerknica, forests, meadows, wetlands, caves (including Križna Cave) and Rakov Škocjan gorge. There is also a wealth of cultural heritage in the form of orchards, preserved buildings and old hayracks. Great hiking, cycling and birdwatching lie within its borders. The area's tourist office can provide info.

Within the park's boundaries, bears abound, along with a small chance of seeing wolves and Eurasian lynx.