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Paklenica National Park

Paklenica National Park (Croatia)

Practical information on Paklenica National Park

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Extreme Sports
  • Mountain
  • Caves
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
28 miles from Zadar by car
When to go
From April to October
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Paklenica National Park

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

Though not far from the coast, the region this park is located in is rocky and mountainous. The park is a great place to visit for people who enjoy walking and rock climbing.

My suggestion:
Allow plenty of time to explore it because its little circuitous paths don't allow you to cover much ground very quickly.
My review

I wanted to visit Paklenica National Park because I'd read there were bears and lynx there. Of course it goes without saying that in order to actually see them you need to be both very patient and very lucky, which I wasn't unfortunately. But never mind. I enjoyed myself walking around the park via its stony paths anyway.

Paklenica National Park has a very varied landscape consisting of both forests and the kind of sparse, shrubby terrain that is typical of the Mediterranean region and which generally offers superb, unobstructed views. 

I recommend going walking by the side of the gorges so you can enjoy the impressive views there too. Allow a minimum of two and a half hours for this. The park is famous for its rock climbing, an activity that is not my particular cup of tea. However, seeing and admiring strangely-shaped rock formations such as those as Bojinac definitely is to my liking! If you want to spend longer here, there are also huts you can stay in at the site. 

Paklenica National Park