KRKA National Park Croatia

KRKA NATIONAL PARK CROATIA

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Krka National Park, a famous Croatian natural wonder

One of the many National Parks in Croatia, Krka National Park grabbed our attention with the promise of glorious waterfalls, along with the distinct Krka River and it’s basin. The formation of waterfalls in Krka is phenomenal, the travertine limestone that forms the Krka River rarely forms falls in the way it is seen at Krka National Park. Skradinski buk is an example of one such waterfall, and is now a famous Croatian natural wonder. We had the pleasure of exploring a deserted Skradinski buk, which is traditionally visited by thousands in the summer months. Water levels were significantly higher than in the summer months and we were in awe of the thunderous movement of the thousands of cubic metres that seemed to pass over the falls each second.

Roski slap is another portion of the 109km² that forms the Krka National Park. A series of short cascades leads to small lakes and islets before the Krka River falls graciously into the Visovac Lake. While we found Roski slap relatively underwhelming, we embarked on an incredible hike that winds alongside the edge of the cliff to the top of the basin. It was amazing to stand atop the cliff and lookout over the Krka National Park and Visovac Lake.

KRKA National Park Croatia

The start of the track at the Skradinski buk waterfall. The pathway winds it’s way through the trees, over the lake and down towards the main fall. It is incredible to walk over the water as it rushes along on it’s way to the waterfall.


KRKA National Park Croatia

It is amazing to think someone and the though to build this awesome path that gives a completely unique access to the waters of Krka National Park.


KRKA National Park Croatia

One of the smaller parts of the Skradinski buk falls, the water was nearly too high and was almost flooding the pathway.


KRKA National Park Croatia

A beautiful sight in winter. The bare trees stand tall amongst the waterfall, unfazed by their relative nudity.


KRKA National Park Croatia

The boisterous major falls that forms Skradinski buk. Huge volumes of water pass through here each minute, it is amazing to take a moment to enjoy the impressive water feature.


KRKA National Park Croatia

The cascading falls continue along the line of sight, almost as far as the eye can see.


KRKA National Park Croatia

The start of the borderline ridiculous trek up the cliff next to Roski slap.


KRKA National Park Croatia

Nearly at the top and feeling the heat of the moment.


KRKA National Park Croatia

Admiring the view of the basin from what seemed like thousands of meters above.


KRKA National Park Croatia

The blue waters of Visovac Lake stretched out far below.


KRKA National Park Croatia

The shallow falls of Roski slap only fall 25.5m in total over a distance of about 650m but look marvellous from above.


KRKA National Park Croatia

Embarking on the climb back down to explore the Roski slap waterfalls.


KRKA National Park Croatia

Heading back down the steep hillside towards Roski slap.


KRKA National Park Croatia

Enjoying the sprawl of Visovac Lake from the lakes edge after enjoying the mesmerising view from above.

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