Plitvice Lakes National Park…. .

A detour from the coast.  This will be a short post as I will let the pictures speak for themselves.  You don’t need me going on yada yada yada to see that the Plitvice Lakes National Park is quite something.  It is the single most visited natural attraction in Croatia.  Sixteen lakes strung out over eight kilometres with a series of waterfalls and cataracts connecting them.  It’s a pay to go in affair and needless to say can be very busy, especially along the boardwalk areas.

The pictures are courtesy of Tim’s camera.  My camera opened and snapped shut again on the first picture of the day.  Battery dead.  Tim’s words to me at breakfast that morning were ‘have you checked that your camera is charged’?  My reply ‘I had it on charge yesterday’.  Did I check it had charged though?  No.  Another lesson.  I am soooo rubbish with technology.

This is the scene that greets you on entry to the Park from Entrance 1.  You can see the line of people on the boardwalk in the sunlight to the left of the picture.


Quite a few people in the ‘must see’ bits of the Park.
The water is so clear.
October is a good time to visit for the autumnal colours.


A series of boardwalks guide you through parts of the Park.
The trails away from the boardwalks were very quiet.
The views from above the lakes were superb.
You can see the boardwalk beneath the falls.


Back down at lake level on a boardwalk.



Back towards Entrance 1 in the afternoon was much quieter than it had been in the morning.


October is certainly a good time to visit as it is less busy, still warm and the colours of the trees are striking.





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We are Jane and Tim and we recently gave up our jobs and rented out our house to persue a life of travel across Europe in our motorhome called Ollie.

7 thoughts on “Plitvice Lakes National Park…. .”

    1. It was a good day out…….don’t think we’d have enjoyed it in July or August though. October is definately a good time to visit. Or in the late afternoon or evening in June as most of the tours buses will have left by then.


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