Entrances, Plitvicka Jezera National Park
Is a very big park and the parking lots is still a walking distance to the main entrance. Remember where you park your car, the parking here has no lines and is not really organize. You can park anywhere under trees. This is not a free parking, you'll have to pay when you exit the park
The Park is the most famous natural phenomenon of Croatia and is not for nothing that since 1979 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The first park of Croatia is a beautiful sight with waterfalls and lakes in a wooded area. There are a total of sixteen lakes where you can hike on various trails and bridges. The National Park lies in the interior of Croatia.
These dams have in turn a number of lakes, caves and waterfalls formed. The park currently owns sixteen lakes interspersed with ninety waterfalls. In addition, the area is heavily forested with mainly beech, fir and pine trees. There is a large variety of plants in the area, due to differences in soil type and height, there are several species of birds live in the park
We have crossed the road from the Car park, and now are on the same side as the National Park.
In this area is the Information centre which has a money exchanger.
You may need this service, we did, as they will only accept Croatian money [kuna] for your admission to the park.
The centre also has maps and other information on the park, plus a Map board outside, to have a look at before heading in.
Being early, we walked straight up to the window and bought our tickets, and were in the park, quick and easy at 8am!
Park rides are included in the Entrance fee.
The Electric Boat and the Shuttle Bus.
The Park is open from
Nov 1st - March 31st...... Adults ...80kuna Children 40kuna
Two day ticket 130kuna
April 1st - October 31st....Adults..110kuna Children 55kuna
Two day ticket 180kuna
THE PARK IS OPEN........
SUMMER....7-8pm WINTER....8-4pm....SPRING & AUTUMN 8 - 6PM
SO, LET US BEGIN OUR TOUR BY ARRIVING IN THE CAR-PARK EARLY MORNING!
There are two entrances to the Park, and both have Car parking facilities and are located on National route D1.
They are known as Ulaz 1 and Ulaz 2.
Car park 1 is open EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR until the end of the season in October.
Car park 2 is only open until approx October, and then re-opens late March or April
We drove in, took a ticket from the machine, and then the barrier lifted so we could enter the car park.
There is a huge parking area. From here, it was just a matter of our car being securly locked with no valuables inside, and then following the pathway, using the bridge crossing to reach the main entrance of the Park.
The parking costs in 2012...
CAR.....7 HRK per hour
CAMPERS... 70 HRK per day.
CAR WITH TRAILER...70 HRK per da
BUS...70 HRK per day
The car park is open from 7am to 10pm daily
I thought it was a good idea that you could stay here in your camper van.
The best way to explore the National Park of Plitvicka Jezera is to start your walk-tour from the Entrance 1. Here is situated NP Tourist Office where, you can get all neccessary informations regarding the park tour, a small souvenirs shop, cafe-bar and toilete.
We arrived at the main entrance ( Entrance 1) to the park on a cold but sunny October morning, it was just after 9:30 am and the boardwalk was covered in ice from the chilly night. Upon entry we were ushered into a conference hall where we watched a 20 minute video explaining the park . This would be very beneficial for those people who choose to walk the park without a guide.
Adult Entry fee was KN 75