Blue cave & Supljara (Hollow Cave), Plitvicka Jezera National Park

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    Very steep steps
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    Information board on Supljara cave
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    Access to Supljara cave
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    SUPLJARA CAVE

    by balhannah Updated Feb 24, 2012

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    Thankgoodness I had shoes on with good grip, because climbing up the steps to Supljara cave, I needed them.
    I needed to be very careful as the steps were made of stone blocks, were narrow and quite steep!
    I had to climb the steps as the entrance is over 20m high, and is looking towards the cascades and Kaluderovo lake.

    The cave is a spacious, collapsing sinkhole through which it is possible to reach the path above the canyon of the Lower Lakes. The second and the third hall are branches off in the middle of the cave. I could see the sky through the hole!
    The Cave is 68 metres long, so I didn't go any further, you probably may need a torch for further exploration.
    From here, there was a different view of the cascades.

    This Cave was also used for some films in the1960s. Several German and Italian westerns were filmed at Plitvice and in other parts of Croatia, with the famous "Treasure in Silver Lake" being filmed here. The movie is still a favorite in Germany, and has Deutsch-speaking "Native Americans." It was in this cave, that the treasure was hidden!

    Access to Supljara cave Information board on Supljara cave Supljara cave Supljara cave entrance Very steep steps
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    pitch dark Supljara cave

    by picek Updated Jan 20, 2011

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    Relatively short walk from Entrance one there's cave called Supljara, which has temperatures about 10 degrees and it's just some 80 meters long (and only small part of it you see, not the entire length).

    When reaching it from upper plateau, you'll take very steep steps along vertical rock, so it might be better idea to visit it by path along Kaluderovac lake. Well, don't expect too much from it: for the cave you need torch if you want to see something significant in hers darkness and if you have seen caves before, then this one can be missed. It is important for the local fauna, though!

    And some nice views open to the landscape from its elevated mouth - so, perhaps you'd like to try it nevertheless.

    in the mouth of a Supljara climbing steep stairs into cave branches by the cave view of the rock blue kiss to the water
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    Up on Hill

    by Imbi Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    Plitvicka Jezera Nacionalni Park also have a small cave, where you could sit down and if it is summer time and you cant bear scorching sun and heat any more, it could prove the best place.
    It’s a bit dark from inside but still the outside view is amazing.

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    The Cave

    by Nykaenen Updated Sep 2, 2003

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    Close to the Big Waterfall, there's this cave. The guide says there are several caves at Plitvice, we found only this one. In fact, we "ran into it" as it's visible from quite a distance. Steps carved into rock looked somewhat weird, but we were young and adventurous :)))

    One of the caves
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    A little cave

    by codrutz Written Feb 12, 2004

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    I didn't visited it, but I guess it was pretty interesting to see how far the hole in the rock was..:)

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    The grotto

    by IngaA Written Jan 29, 2004

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    This grotto is really famous here. Remember Zdenka's photo with spread arms? Was taken there. My view is closer to the exit (which is entrance as well), that's why the panorama is a bit different.

    Plitvice grotto
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    Inside the cave

    by Nykaenen Updated Sep 2, 2003

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    Who's afraid of the dark? I wasn't.
    Although the cave was small and nothing special, the view from it was breathtaking!
    Not to be missed!!!

    Plitvice caves
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