Croatian Roadtrip: Kayaking in the Plitvice Lakes

On our way back from Split to Zagreb, we stayed the night in the Plitvice Lakes National Park. This is the most popular tourist destination in Croatia, and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It’s a definite must-see for anyone who visits the country!

We didn’t book ahead, but the road we drove down was lined with lots of holiday apartments so we just stopped at one which took our fancy. However, we travelled at the end of June so it might be better to book ahead if you go in peak season! The apartment we stayed at was very reasonably priced and had two bedrooms, a kitchen with a large dining room table, and an unbeatable view! It suited are needs perfectly and we had a lovely evening cooking food, chatting and admiring the scenery.

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The next morning we went on a kayaking trip which was run by a company called Raftrek. We kayaked down Mreznica Canyon in a group of about 10 people, stopping en route to take in the stunning views, as well as jump off the waterfalls into the pools of turquoise water. It was incredible – the perfect mix of adrenaline and beauty, and the guides ensured that we felt safe, whilst teaching us about the area we were kayaking through. The trip lasted for the majority of the day and cost 35 euros each. Before going I wasn’t sure whether this was expensive for what it was, but I couldn’t have been more wrong! It was 100% worth it, and was one of the best things I have done in a long time!

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Have you ever been kayaking somewhere amazing? I would love to discover other places to do more activities like this so please leave a comment if you have any suggestions! Also, click here to read about the rest of my Croatian roadtrip. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading!


2 thoughts on “Croatian Roadtrip: Kayaking in the Plitvice Lakes

  1. Maaaan! This looks like the exact sort of thing I would love to do. Croatia has been on my list of places to see for a loooong time. Your pictures look amazing. I’m currently living in Berlin and have an awesome tip if you’re ever around here. There are quite a few lakes and a few summers ago I found my new love in stand up paddle boarding. It’s suuuch a relaxing way to spend a day on the lake. I reckon it’s the sort of thing you’d dig too. Are you on FB at all? We have a group of active people like you all sharing articles, tips and tricks, it would be sweet to have you join us. Here’s the link if you’re interested –


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