Kayaking Mreznica Waterfalls | Plitvice Outdoor Croatia
Kayaking Mreznica Waterfalls
From

40 Euro

Review rating
5/5
Tour type
Active, Guided Tour
Activity Level
Moderate
Group Size
min 2 - max 20
Kayaking Mreznica Waterfalls

Beyond the main tourist attractions, hidden in a rural area, between Rastoke village and Plitvice Lakes National Park is the Mreznica River. In the canyon, dense forest covers the area, surrounded by cliffs where you can reach the waterfalls only by kayak. The source of the river is only 12 km upstream from civilization but it brings clean drinkable water. Surrounded by untouched nature, the easy rapids and calm waterfalls put this river on the world map, marking it the most beautiful river in Europe. Its local name is actually “The waterfall playground”. 

During this activity, we make several stops which will give you the chance to jump off waterfalls from 1 meter high to 8 meters! For the less adventurous ones, you can swim behind the waterfalls, kayak over them, paddle behind them – the choice is yours. Somewhere halfway, we will make a short picnic break so we definitely recommend bringing sandwiches or snacks, followed by swimming in the emerald green water. 

Departure Time
Please arrive by 9:45 h for a departure at 10:00 h
Return Time
Approximately 14:00 h
Included
Not Included
What to bring? & What to wear?

What should I wear?

  • Shorts / bathing suit – synthetic shorts or fabric work best
  • Shoes – you must be wearing shoes connected with your feet. “Flip flops” are not allowed.
  • T-shirt – perfect will be a polyester synthetic material, quick dry or long sleeves for sun protection 

Don’t forget to bring with you:

  • Bathing suit or swimming shorts
  • Old Tennis Shoes (no flip flops) / water shoes / sport sandals for water
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal necessary medicine
  • Towel
  • Food and beverages
  • Waterproof camera / phone / camera
Location
The small village Primislje is in a remote area with no public transportation.
Useful Information

Minimum age is 6 years accompanied with parents.

Shorts/bathing suit – synthetic shorts or fabric work best

Shoes – you must be wearing shoes connected with feet. “Flip flops” are not allowed.

T-shirt – perfect will be polyester synthetic material, quick dry or long sleeves for sun protection 

You spend up to 2-3 hour on water. We do our best to be as fast as possible when checking our guests at our base but overall you need to allocate 4 hours including shuttle drive, safety briefing, getting ready for trip, instructions and getting back to the base.

You can either pay by bank transfer that needs to be cleared before your ride date or Paypal or you can pay cash on the day. We currently do not have card facilities. Hugs are an acceptable tip (were until COVID), so are high fives and cash.

For safety and liability reasons, no alcoholic beverages may be consumed on the river or prior to our trips. Any participants who have consumed alcohol prior to the trip may not be allowed to subject to the discretion of the head guide. Abusive or drunken behavior that offends our staff or other participants will not be tolerated.

Yes. Solo in the boat can be fun or with a guide. We will recommend you going with another person if that person doesn’t have a pair, likely you will probably end up with some new friends to have a beer with after.

Our meeting time is quite strict. We do our best to be as fast as possible when checking our guests in, so if you anticipate being late please call us as early as possible to let us know.

As a courtesy to our guests who arrive on time, we will wait no longer than 30 minutes for you (i.e. If you meet at 10:00, then we will wait until 10:30 AM). If we do not hear from you and our messages are not returned, we will consider your reservation as a no show and it will not be refunded or rescheduled.  We are understanding of traffic and other issues so please communicate with us and if done so, we will do our best to reschedule you at a later time, day, week, however, everything is subject to availability and there are no guarantees.

In the summer months from July to September expect 17 to 25 degrees.

In the spring months from April to July 14 to 20 degrees.

In September, October expects 17 to 22 degrees.

We would do our best to keep you in the boat but it's obvious you can fall in the water. No worries, after every drop is calm easy water “natural pool” and we'll get you back as fast as we can. But have in mind it’s part of the adventure.

Our sweet Base in Primislje is in an awesome sunny location, surrounded by a scenic forest, hills, and mountains. We are the closest and most accessible company to the river, making us the best place to host your daily stay barbequing, cooking, playing table tennis, badminton, football, or be lazy in the shade with locals.

We are in a very remote area, only 15 to 30min driving to town so will be happy to recommend the best restaurants around, serving local food, as grilled fresh trout.



No, not at all. Plitvice Outdoor guides will give all the training required and will assist you throughout the trip. No experience on your part is necessary as full and comprehensive training will be given. You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness, and a sense of adventure.

Yes, we have our campground at the base suitable for all vehicles, safe and away from the main road.

Yes, every person must have a personal floating device (PFD) or buoyancy aid. It is also a perfect place to learn how to swim. Ideally, you will know how to swim, but it’s not necessary. Our life jackets are also to the highest industry standard.

Depending on water level there are 10 waterfalls heights from 0,5m to 8m. The highest 8m is perfect for cliff jumping, also 7m jump and 5m jump on the same one, something for everyone. No problem if you don’t want to jump, our guide will show you way down on foot. The highest commercial Croatian waterfall is 3m only allowed to go “one person one boat” followed guide instructions. Other waterfalls are easy to pass following guide instructions. 

We rent our GoPro camera for additional costs. Professional photographers are available on special requests. During the trip, you can use your smartphone or camera storage in a waterproof barrel on the boat.

Reviews

5*++ 🛶 kayaking and guide!! Eugen is amazing, very experienced, and an entertaining guide! Highly recommended, best trip ever!! Insane tour, great jumps, and a surprise on the way. 👍

David

We had an amazing day on the river! This tour was great, easy-going & relaxing but also had sprinkles of excitement like cliff jumping and waterfalls! I also happened to lose my cell phone during a jump (totally my fault) and Eugen was awesome enough to dive 7m down and get it for me!

Steph

We had an absolutely amazing time while kayaking in Mrežnica. Nature is beautiful and calming and the kayaking & swimming in Mrežnica is super fun. Our guide Eugen knows every corner of the river and is extremely funny so he made this whole trip as fun as it can be. We definitely recommend #plitviceoutdoor

Margareta