North Velebit National Park

North Velebit National Park

Things to do - general

North Velebit National Park

In 1999. North Velebit National Park was declared as such and it is the eight and youngest national park in Croatia with the surface of 109 km2. Park includes strict reservations Hajdučki and Rožanski kukovi; Lukina jama (pit) – one of the deepest karstic pits in the world (discovered in 1999.); botanical reservations Zavižan- Balinovac- Velika kosa, Velebit botanical garden, botanical reservation „Visibaba “; and numerous hiking trails. This national park is the habitat of many Croatian and Velebit endemic species and flora and fauna relicts. Forces of nature have given this area the prettiest of karstic phenomena, placing it in the very top of world’s karstic morphology. Velebit is the longest and widest Croatian mountain range known for natural diversity and the experience of primal wilderness. North Velebit NP was pronounced the jewel of Croatian mountains by hikers and mountaineers. Velebit mountain has always been a national symbol, the eternal mediator between the Mediterranean and continental parts of Croatia. The witness of its importance for the Croatian people is the old patriotic song called „Vila Velebita “.

Reasons to visit

Velebit is an amazing mountain, to say the least. The silence and the colours of this landscape are hard to describe and the sights are mesmerizing; highlands and hills overgrown with tall grass, bare downhills, relaxing smell of the greenery, pastures, flowers and herbs in all shapes and sizes, colourful butterflies, magnificent views from the mountain tops and the snow cover that hides the only traces of the mountains inhabitants. North Velebit is a place that will win over anybody in love with active vacations and recreation in the wild nature. Activities you could conduct here are numerous: photography, walking, cycling, hiking, participating in educational programs for children and adults or simply enjoying the view of the starry sky. Besides all the beauties Velebit offers, be sure not to miss out on a walk through the best hiking trail in Croatia- Premužićeva trail – from which the view stretches over the Kvarner islands and the sea. One thing is for sure; staying in this virgin nature will be an unforgettable experience, for adults as well as children.

Sports & nature

The most attractive part of Premužićeva trail passes through North Velebit NP, and starting from it, you can conquer many other peaks. Premužićeva trail is considered to be a construction masterpiece, but if it is too demanding for you, you can walk through the botanical garden and discover the rich Velebit fauna or mount the Velebit's vastness.

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Culture and history info

The longest and oldest Velebit trail is none other than Premužićeva, built way back in 1930., on Mountaineering Association's initiative, imagined as a connection between the Velebit villages. Today it is one of the best hiking trails, 57km long, 16 of which passes through the North Velebit National Park. Exploring the Park, you will notice many remains of what were once shepherds'

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