Plitvice Lakes – 4

Extract from Julian’s Journeys

Veliki Slap is 50 metres high and normally comprises 5 or 6 main streams of water that plummet over the Western edge of the Korana gorge. The walkways go to within 25 metres of the foot of the falls, but this is a windy spot and only about half the water hits directly at the foot of the gorge, the other half gets swirled around by the air currents, so taking pictures is not easy.

A set of steep and slippery steps goes to a viewpoint that is commensurate with the top of the falls, but the view halfway up is better. This is essentially the end of the sightseeing path. So, you can either take the path from the viewpoint, which continues back along the top of the gorge to Boat Landing 3 or retrace your steps there, past the gorgeous Lower Lakes full of fish and past the swirling waters of the cataracts and waterfalls.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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