Brijuni National Park Tourist Traps

  • train as seen from a safe distance
    train as seen from a safe distance
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  • anundant fishes here but at price!
    anundant fishes here but at price!
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    Safari Park – Facing the disappointment.

    by Jerelis Written Jul 28, 2015

    But anyway, we were very disappointed, but let me still tell something about the Safari Park, which lies on the northern edge of the island. It is an enclosed area that stretches over 9 hectares and was formed in 1978. The park is the inhabitant of some exotic animals. We saw and Indian elephant, South American camel, zebras, ostriches, and an Indian holy cow (talking about safari?).

    The guide we had was boring and did not know anything in addition to what he has learnt to tell us. After a question we heared him mumble: "Hmmm, I don't know, I'd have to check.", maybe he'll e-mail me the answers ;). I hope Croatians are smart enough not to destroy their most precious natural landscapes like this case, or otherwise they will kill their future tourism industry.

    During our halfway stop. Overview at the Safari Park. Being bored during the train ride. The Safari Park of Brijuni.
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    Safari Park – Imported animals.

    by Jerelis Written Jul 28, 2015

    The Brijuni are comprised of two larger and twelve smaller islands. The mild Mediterranean climate, a very good mix of sunny days and pleasant air temperature were favorable for the growth of hundreds of plant varieties, but also completing a Safari Park.

    Many animals we saw at the Safari Park were imported to Brijuni such as the Nilgau antelopes that come from India, or the Lamas which are South America camels. To us the announced safari was not very interesting, because the animals live here in jail just like an ordinary zoo. Never ever did we have the idea of actually being on a safari, which was very disappointing. Another example of this was the short stop we had halfway the tour. We learned that this was the Ethno Park with autochthonous animal species of Istrian economy. It included cattles, sheep, donkeys and goats. The only beautiful thing about this stop was the fact that we had amazing views at the sea and the other smaller islands of Brijuni.

    Beautiful views at the sea and other islands. During our stop. Some sebras. This was worth while.
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    Safari Park – Part of the guided train tour.

    by Jerelis Written Jul 28, 2015

    The National Park of Brijuni is consisted of 14 islands. Lenght of coastal line of these islands is 46,8 km. Largest island is Veliki Brijun (Large Brijuni) and that was also the island which we visited. The island has succeeded in preserving a clean environment and balanced space. We visited the Brijuni Islands via a guided tour with an English speaking tour guide. First we drove over the island by a train, which took about one hour to complete. During this train tour we passed the Safari Park.

    In advance we were a bit excited to visit the Safari Park, the tour guide told about it like it was the highlight of the train tour. At the end we were a bit disappointed though, because the safari consisted of a few barren fields with a few animals grazing under a single remote tree. For example there even was a blind elephant totally alone for six years there! Really pitiful if I may say.

    Entering the Safari Park by the train. Some real wild animals just outside the park :) Animals walking around like in a normal zoo. View from the train. Overview at the barren fields.
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    better don't become too hungry here

    by picek Updated Jun 1, 2011

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    Well I guess this tip may useful to some who're not loaded with cash: because Brioni tries to be 'exclusive' destination catering to boutique tourism most of hotels and restaurants belong to upper scale. I don't mean to encourage you to avoid them altogether but just warn that you'll pay more than in those by the continental eateries.
    It makes lot of sense of course.

    Unique Suggestions: There are no shops on island to buy food so bring your own sandwich from Fazana. Well, if you want to eat then try nice restaurant by the hotel Neptun next to port with some niceviews and classy atmosphere. Actually that's really nice place to sit down after whole day out doing activites.

    anundant fishes here but at price!
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    'seeing' Brioni by the tourist train

    by picek Updated Jun 1, 2011

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    No, you don't need to board the train to see the island: it's rushed way to take you through some of the most interesting sites. I only don't know why the NP office tries to pack most of visitors to Brijuni - if you don't want to go by it you're not entiteled to any cheaper entry ticket nor discount for renting a bike which is shame.
    They also don't stop in safari nor by the olive tree and pine alley. They stop only by the elephant and for a quick snack there.
    I don't know where exactly its route goes and heard it takes only one hr riding altogether... for that many interesting sites it's really not much.
    Beside you don't have best views and it's cowded.

    Unique Suggestions: Well you don't get tired because you don't walk. And maybe you don't get hugry either.

    Fun Alternatives: Walk or cycle. Enjoy the pleasure of unspoiled air and there's no lot noise from cars or moped.

    train as seen from a safe distance
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