Cerovac Caves are located on the northeastern slopes of Crnopac, above the southern edge of Gračačko polje. Currently, three Cerovac caves are known: the Upper, Middle and Lower Cerovac Caves.
speleological object in Croatia
The length of the explored canals is 8093 m, the total depth of the Upper Cerovac Cave is 192 m, and the total height difference is 202 m. The length of the tourist trail is 725 m.
The largest cave complex in Croatia
Cerovac Caves are located at the slopes of south Velebit, on the northeastern side of hill Crnopac, in the protected are of Nature Park Velebit. The closest city is Gračac which is 4 km away.
Tourists can visit Donja and Gornja Cerovac caves. Each of them is about 700 m long. One cave tour takes 50 minutes. One cave tour takes cca 1,5 h in which you spent around 50 min inside the cave. Both caves tour takes cca 3h, in which you are 50 min in each cave and the remaining time is spent on a walk from the centre to the caves and back. The caves are toured with a guide (guidance is included in the ticket price).
Centre of Excellence Cerovac Caves and its parking lot is at 553 meters altitude from where it takes about 15 minutes of a light walk to reach Donja cave which is at 620 meters altitude. The Gornja cave at 671 meters altitude can be reached with an additional 10-minute walk.
The average temperature is about 7 ºC. It is necessary to wear warm, layered clothing and athletic footwear when visiting the caves and throughout the whole year.
7 °Caverage temperature
1913.year have been discovered
8093 mthe length of the explored cave channels
1961.protected as a geomorphological monument of nature