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Paklenica National Park

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Address: Zadar, Croatia
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+385 23 369 202
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Due to its unique natural features, magnificent forests and extraordinary...

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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Park with amazing views

Higly recommend this beutiful park, its enough to stay one day if you goint to planinarski dom, where you can get lunch and take a brake.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Higly recommend this beutiful park, its enough to stay one day if you goint to planinarski dom, where you can get lunch and take a brake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Paklenica karst river canyon is a national park in Croatia. It is located in Starigrad at the southern slopes of Velebit mountain. There are two canyons: Mala (small) and Velika (big) Paklenica. Near the entrance into the park there is an artificial cave complex that was built for Josip Broz Tito during times of tension between Yugoslavia and the... More 

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Ptuj, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great trip with beautiful views. There are many trails for hike. It's a huge park with some excellent views...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Wonderful place to walk whether you are a climber, mountaineer or just a tourist. Velika Paklenica National park is more rocky and there are thousands of climber routes, while Mala Paklenica is more covered with trees, grass and flatter walking paths. Very beautiful places! In summer the temeratures are very high and hot there.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This national park has a good hiking trials. We did two of them in one day. Went to manita pec and to the mountain hut. which was well worth it. Lovely fallage all around the area and the trails were well marked.

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Messanges, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Took one of the easy trails to follow up to a cave and one more difficult trail to a peak with amazing panoramic viewsi

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We planned a full day at Paklenica National Park because we are avid hikers. There is not much to see unless you are a nature lover and don't mind uphill walks. There is a nice walk to do that takes you to the end of the park and back in about 3 hours. But there are also many other trails... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Zadar for a one day cruise ship stop. Wonderful young man (I'm terrible with names, but he was part of the Green Party for the country) was waiting for us at the port. We headed to Paklenica for a great day hike. Mountains were very pretty, hike was reasonably easy, but wear safe shoes. Zadar guided tours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

What a nice time did we have here... Make sure to pack some light lunch and beverages and prepare for a perfect picnic in Paklenica! Hiking, rock climbing, camping, you name it, you can have it there! Just perfect

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Me and my partner visited the plitvice national park and we were blown away by the beauty of the lakes. the land train and boat service was great for the attraction it was truly amazing. I would recommend anyone who visits Croatia to go to the lakes it is a must see and my god what great value for money

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