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Kopački rit nature park, one of the largest wetlands in Europe

Do you want a vacation in untouched nature? Kopački rit Nature Park and Papuk Nature Park present all the beauty and offer great opportunities for recreation. Kopački rit Nature Park is one of the most important, largest, and most attractive preserved original wetlands in Europe. Located in the area of Baranja. It is bordered by two rivers, the Danube in the east and the Drava in the south. It is officially the first Nature Park in Croatia and covers an area of more than 17,700 hectares, which is almost 177 square kilometers.

Kopački rit nature park, one of the largest wetlands in Europe

About Kopački rit Nature Park

There are many reasons why you should visit this wonder of nature, and just some of the reasons are more than 140 species of birds inhabiting the nature park area, great biodiversity with more than 2000 species and a spectacular landscape that will simply leave you breathless. For a tourist visit, we recommend a guided tour with a panoramic boat. There is also the option of sightseeing in a horse-drawn carriage. More information below!

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Kopački rit nature park, one of the largest wetlands in Europe

Start exploring

If you do not know where to start, the Nature Park recommends that you start your visit at the reception center, from where the road takes you along a promenade to Sakadaš Lake and boat docks. After that, decide which tour you like the most.

Boat tour (Duration: about 2,5 hours)

At the quay by Sakadaš Lake, the boat is prepared to take you on an exciting journey through the Special Zoological Reserve. The tour lasts for approximately 1 hour. You will experience the wondrous world of the Danube’s floodplain accompanied by a professional guide. Programs include:

  • Entrance ticket
  • Professional guide (for all visitors on the boat)
  • Presentation of the Park
  • Visit the interactive exhibition about the flora and fauna of the Park
  • Walk along the White Water-Lily boardwalk
  • Boat tour (about 1 hour)

More information – Official website of Kopački rit Nature Park

Small boat tour (Duration: min. 1 hour)

The small boat tour starts at Sakadaš quay and takes the visitors through the Special Zoological Reserve. A professional guide, who also operates the small boat is ensured during the tour. The duration of the tour is a minimum of 1 hour but can also last for several hours depending on the current water level. The Program includes:

  • Entrance ticket
  • Presentation of the Park
  • Visit the interactive exhibition about the flora and fauna of the Park
  • Walk along the White Water-Lily boardwalk
  • Small boat tour with a professional guide (one or more hours)

More information – Official website of Kopački rit Nature Park

Rent a bike

It is possible to rent a bike in Kopački rit Nature Park. Price for bike renting: 1h – 30.00 HRK, up to 3h – 60.00 HRK, up to 6h – 80.00 HRK.

More information – Official website of Kopački rit Nature Park

Kopački rit nature park, one of the largest wetlands in Europe

Kopački rit Price List

ENTRANCE TICKET (valid for 1 day)10,00 kn
ENTRANCE TICKET (short presentation – 15 min. for minimum 10 persons)20,00 kn
ANNUAL ENTRANCE TICKET100,00 kn
SPRING IN KOPAČKI RIT TOUR
(from March 16 to June 30)
Adults – 80,00 kn
Children/Seniors – 70,00 kn
SUMMER IN KOPAČKI RIT
(from July 1 to August 31)
Adults – 90,00 kn
Children/Seniors – 70,00 kn
AUTUMN IN KOPAČKI RIT
(from September 1 to November 14)
Adults – 80,00 kn
Children/Seniors – 70,00 kn
WINTER IN KOPAČKI RIT (train only)
(from November 11 to March 15)
50.00 kn
BEAVER’S TRAIL (small boat)150.00 per person/h
BRIDGES OF KOPAČKI RIT50.00 kn
OTTER’S PLAYGROUND – 2h
(for preschool children)
40.00 kn
CANOE TOURS per person
Cormorant tour (1 hour)
„Linjov canal“ tour (2 hours)
100.00 kn
200.00 kn
BIRD WATCHING150.00 per person/h
PHOTO SAFARI TOUR150.00 per person/h
MARSH GHOST TRAILS – 3h
(an educational program for elementary school children) from March 15 to November 15
80.00 kn
PROTECTED AREAS IN CROATIA– 3h
(an educational program for high school children) from March 15 to November 15
80.00 kn
DEER RUT TOUR September/October200.00 per person/h

Detailed information can be found here.

Photo gallery

Most of the time, photos are stronger than words, so discover the most beautiful images of Kopački rit! All images in the article belong to the author Dino Šaruga.

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Kopački rit nature park, one of the largest wetlands in Europe

Things To Do In Baranja

If you visit Kopački rit, we recommend that you explore Baranja a little better. In addition to the recognizable gastronomic offer, more and more is being invested in accommodation facilities ideal for those who want peace and complete relaxation.

  • Monument of battle in Batina – a place of the most beautiful view
  • Kneževi Vinogradi (Prince’s Vineyards) – a town in a village
  • Zmajevac – the best place for wine lovers
  • Beli Manastir – the only town in Baranja and its administrative seat
  • Draž – sandy beach often called Baranja Maldives

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