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Paklenica National Park

Zadar, Croatia
+385 23 369 202
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Due to its unique natural features, magnificent forests and extraordinary geomorphologic structures, the area of Velika and Mala Paklenica was proclaimed a national park in 1949. The main reason for proclaiming this area a national park was the protection of the largest and best preserved forest complex in the territory of Dalmatia, which was threatened by overexploitation. The Paklenica National Park stretches on the area of 95 km2 , on the littoral slope of South Velebit under the zone of highest mountain peaks Vaganski vrh (1752) and Sveto brdo (1753).
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“rock climbing” (29 reviews)
“stari grad” (20 reviews)
“main trail” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Zadar, Croatia
+385 23 369 202
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Reviewed yesterday

Best experience ever. Spent a day there with my family, children were astonished while me and my wife were sure that they are safe.

Thank Josip Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great walk in magnificent scenery but under killing sun. Small 2h walk to have "local mountain lunch" in a forest cottage and than walk back ... highly recommended!! Next time we come back for initiation in mountain climbing

1  Thank Emmanuel F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Paklenica many times, but every time I go, I like it even more. The views are wonderful and you can choose whether you want to take it easy or actually hike up the mountain to get to the cave. If you're fit...More

Thank Ana O
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a butiful national park in croatia but I prefered went to the Plitviza. Don't do it when is raining.

Thank olegtti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing day of hiking in the park this week and highly recommend you go. There are trails for all abilities and the park is very well run. Waterfalls, wildlife and even drinking water in the form of clear clean mountain streams diverted...More

Thank ileneberezin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i drove to the park from zadar which is an amazing drive approaching the mountains,parked in the car park in the national park and followed the path through the valley. the mountains are amazing especially the brown ones with all the nooks and crannies. i...More

4  Thank Kevin575
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to hike and watch people rock climbing. We visited on a Thursday and climbed up to the cave only to find it closed. After we hiked down, we did see a sign that said it was closed, but all four...More

1  Thank Judi W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is lovely, we did a number of long walks here. But a visit to the cave lacks joined up thinking - its not organised very well. It was quite a hike up from the main path (perhaps 30mins), and upon arriving at the...More

Thank Garry P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing national park which is good for hiking. I just wish there were more frequent buses. The lakes and waterfalls are amazing,

Thank Sanj G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NP Paklenica has of the best views I have ever seen in my life. It is awesome. I recommend it for all nature lovers.

Thank Zrinko S
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Kate F
25 May 2017|
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Response from Kate F |
Thanks, but a taxi for one for that distance is prohibitively expensive. For others, I've now answered my own question. The Zadar tourism office gave me the departing bus schedule to Paklenica Park (Starigrad-paklenica... More
22 May 2017|
Response from Dragica2014 | Property representative |
Hi Sophie, we are very glad that you would like to visit Paklenica National Park. More info about taxi transfers from Starigrad - Paklenica to Zadar you can ask on :+385 (0) 91 472 8801 (Taxi service Zadar) Also you can use... More