There are 8 National Parks in Croatia: Brijuni, Kornati, Krka, Mljet, Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes, Risnjak and North Velebit.
Here you’ll find the most useful information about national parks, entrance fees and more.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction, was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Located roughly halfway between capital city Zagreb and Zadar on the coast, the lakes are a definite must-see in Croatia.
The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species.
The ticket price can vary from 55 to 250 kunas during the year. Children and students can get a discounted entry.
The Krka National Park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The park is primarily designed for science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors.
Including the submerged part of the river at the mouth, the Krka River is 72.5 km long. It springs in the foothills of the Dinara mountain range, 2.5 km northeast of Knin. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka River are the fundamental phenomenon of this river.
The ticket price can range from 20 to 200 kunas. It depends on the time of the year and your age.
Located along the western coast of Istria, Brijuni National Park consists of 14 beautiful islands and islets. The National Park, with its natural, cultural, and historical heritage, is just a 15 minute boat ride from the small town of Fažana. However, before visiting Brijuni, tickets must be purchased either at the office in Fažana, or online.
After arriving at the Veliki Brijun port, you will be welcomed by a tourist train and a tour guide with whom you will discover the enchanting world of Brijuni Islands.
The price of the tickets depends on the season and it can vary from 150 to 220 kunas for adults and from 75 to 110 for children. The ticket price includes a boat ride between Fažana and Veliki Brijuni and a tour of the island – the train ride, the visit and sightseeing of a safari park, Verige Bay, Basilica St. Mary, Mediterranean garden, old olive trees, etc.
You have decided to spend your day challenging yourself while breathing in the fresh air of the mountains…
If you are willing to take risks and enjoy the beautiful view, you can spend your day climbing the Veliki Risnjak (1528 m) and Snježnik (1506 m). There are a number of hiking paths at your disposal, and the only thing you need to worry about is choosing which one to take.
On the other hand, if you are not a skilled climber, you can visit the Kupa River spring or the Leska educational path.
The ticket price is the same all year long – 45 kunas for adults and 25 kunas for students and pensioners. The ticket is valid for 2 days.
Northern Velebit is an ideal destination for those who prefer an active holiday with a chance to enjoy the intact natural surroundings and the beautiful wilderness of the Velebit Mountain. You will be able to choose from over 30 hiking trails that run through different landscapes offering you countless possibilities for exploration of the region. All of the hiking trails are waymarked with signposts installed at intersections stating the average hike duration in hours for easier orientation.
Almost all of the trails lead to mountain peaks that offer a magnificent view of the sea, the Adriatic islands and the region of Lika. The existing mountain trails and paths are also suitable for other activities such as trekking and hiking.
The basic ticket price is 45 kunas and it is valid for 3 days.
Due to its unique natural features, magnificent forests and extraordinary geomorphologic structures, the area of Velika and Mala Paklenica has been a national park since 1949. The main reason for this area becoming a national park is the protection of the largest and best-preserved forest complex in the territory of Dalmatia from overexploitation.
The Paklenica National Park includes the two highest peaks of the Velebit Mountain – Vaganski vrh (1752 m) and Sveto brdo (1753 m).
The ticket price can range from 10 to 60 kunas, depending on the time of the year and your age.