Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia's most visited natural wonder and its oldest national park (since 1949). Its majestic waterfalls, lakes, and forests have earned it a place on the UNESCO register ofworld natural heritage sites and made it Croatia's second biggest tourist attraction after the Adriatic coast and islands.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s most visited natural wonder and its oldest national park (since 1949). Its majestic waterfalls, lakes, and forests have earned it a place on the UNESCO register ofworld natural heritage sites and made it Croatia’s second biggest tourist attraction after the Adriatic coast and islands.

The park’s most compelling features are the waterfalls that connect its 16 turquoise lakes, which are set in dense forests of beech, fir, spruce, and soaring rock formations. The water is crystal-clear thanks to deposits of travertine (powdery white limestone rock) under the water.

Note that swimming is forbidden, as is walking on the travertine.

The park is also rich with caves, springs, flowering meadows, the source of the River Korana (a gorge that looks like a green branch of the Grand Canyon), and several animal species including deer, wolves, wild boar, and the increasingly rare brown bear.

TICKETS

The ticket is a contribution to continued protection and maintenance of the Park. It is a one-day ticket, yet if you decide to extend your stay, your tickets may be renewed at the hotel reception. The price includes electric boat rides on Lake Kozjak and panoramic train rides, visitor insurance and VAT. The tickets need not be booked in advance for single visitors. Booking is recommended for groups.

TICKET PRICES - 2016

Day ticket

Currency: Kuna (HRK)

Visitor category Period – price per person
  1 Jan - 31 Mar and
1 Nov - 31 Dec **
1 Apr - 30 Jun and
1 Sep - 31 Oct
  1 Jul - 31 Aug
Adults 55,00 110,00 180,00
Adults - GROUPS* 50,00 100,00 160,00
Students*** 45,00 80,00 110,00
Students - GROUPS*/*** 40,00 70,00 100,00
Children and teenagers 7 - 18 years 35,00 55,00 80,00
Children and teenagers 7 - 18 years - GROUPS* 30,00 50,00 70,00
Children below 7 years of age FREE FREE FREE

* AT LEAST 15 persons per group

** in this period panoramic trains and electric boats do not operate – tours are possible on foot. Daily information on possible tours depending on the weather is available at the Park Entrances
*** Student ticket are issued only upon presenting of a valid student ID card, confirming the student status and identity.

Two-day ticket*

Currency: Kuna (HRK)

Visitor category Period – price per person
  1 Jan - 31 Mar          
1 Nov - 31 Dec

1 Apr - 30 Jun
1 Sep - 31 Oct       

1 Jul - 31 Aug
Individuals - ADULTS 90,00 180,00 280,00
Students 70,00 130,00 210,00
Individuals - CHILDREN 55,00 90,00 140,00

* visitors must enter their names on the ticket

- Apart from the contribution for the continuous park maintenance and protection, the ticket price includes a panoramic train and electric boat ride, tourist insurance and VAT.

PARKING PRICES

Category

Price

MOTORCYCLE

0 HRK/hour

CAR

7 HRK/hour

CAMPER

70 HRK/day

CARS WITH TRAILERS

70 HRK/day

BUS

70 HRK/day

For your greater convenience in exploring the park, we recommend a Park Map that is sold at the Park entrances (Entrance 1 - Rastovača, Entrance 2 - Hladovina, and Entrance Flora) as well as in our souvenir shops.

GUIDED TOURS

Guidance is available to organised groups (a minimum of 15 persons) in Croatian, English, Italian, German, French and Spanish. Please book a guide in advance at the Sales Office.

Guided Tour Price List - Groups:

Guided tour Price
Half day tour
(up to 4 hours, Lower or Upper Lakes)
900,00 kn
Full day tour
(5-6 hours, both Lower and Upper Lakes)
1.300,00 kn

OPENING HOURS OF THE PARK:

(The park is open daily, Sundays and holidays included)

Entrance 1 - Rastovača: From 07:00 to 20:00
Entrance 2 - Hladovina: From 07:00 to 20:00
Auxiliary Entrance FLORA: From 07:00 to 20:00
Hladovina car park: From 07:00 to 22:00
Rastovača car park: From 07:00 to 22:00

 

Electric boat

Short line (P1 - P2) From 07:00 to 20:30 - as required
Long line (P2 - P3) From 08:00 to 19:00 - every 30 minutes
Long line (P3 - P2) From 08:30 to 19:30 - every 30 minutes

 

Sightseeing (panoramic) train

St2 – St1 From 08:00 to 20:00 - every 30 minutes
St1 – St2 From 08:30 to 20:30 - every 30 minutes
St2 – St3 From 08:30 to 19:00 - every 30 minutes
St3 – St1 From 09:00 to 19:30 - every 30 minutes

Additional information - ENTRANCE: +385 0 53 751 026
Reservations - SALES OFFICE: +385 0 53 751 014, 751 015

Warning! Dogs must be always kept on a leash.

For further information, please contact the sales office.

The National Park retains the right to change the prices.

Plitvice is on the old road (E71) between Split and Zagreb, but you don’t need a car to get there from anywhere in Croatia because almost every town and every hotel in the country either offers guided tours or connects visitors with travel agencies that include Plitvice or focus on it.

The trip from Zagreb to Plitvice by car takes about two hours.

Prošćansko Lake is located at an altitude of 636m, and has a depth of up to 37m. The vastness of the lake gives the water a dark green colour.

Ciganovac Lake was named after the legend that says a Roma ("cigan") drowned in the lake while fishing. The most interesting detail are the falls where Prošćansko Lake pours into Ciganovac Lake, where the rocks in the middle of the falls have caved in.

Okrugljak Lake got its name because of its circular shape ("krug" means "circle" in Croatian). The lake is located at an altitude of 613m. Swan Falls are located at this lake, under which there are many caves and coves.

Kozjak Lake was named after the legend according to which 30 goats ("koza" means "goat" in Croatian) drowned while crossing over from the shore to the islet in an attempt to run away from wolves.

Gavanovac Lake was named after the legend that Gavan's treasure was lost at the bottom of the lake.

Plitvice are perfect for hiking, but you can also explore the flora and fauna by walking along the designated trails, or go sightseeing around the park on a panoramic boat.

Local cuisine consists of drinks, such as Slivovitz (Croatian šljivovica), wine and coffee, and dishes such as soft cheese (Croatian vrhnje), polenta, pršut, sausages, (as for example the paprika sausage), roasted suckling pig (Croatian: odojak) or lamb (Croatian: janjetina).