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Krka national park


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Starting with a sail on the Krka river to the waterfalls in Krka national park, you’ll then cycle to Sibenik to visit St James Cathedral. This magnificent building was designed in the Decorative Gothic style in the mid-15th century and finished fifty years later.  It is recognised as a masterpiece of Croatian architecture with its unique skeletal stone construction.

From Sibenik you’ll take a hot air balloon ride to the Old Town in Dubrovnik, sometimes called the Pearl of the Adriatic. It’s known as one of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world. For centuries it rivalled Venice as a trading port with its huge sturdy stone walls, built between the 11th and 17th centuries. There are lots of sights to check out here!

Your next stop is Pula, a seafront city on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula which is known for its protected harbour, beach lined coast and wealth of Roman ruins. Right in the middle of the city is the amazingly well preserved Roman amphitheatre, the Arena, built between 27 BC and 68 AD. You’ll explore this before heading off for some rest!


Some questions you could ask about Croatia:

  • What continent is Croatia in?
  • How many people live there?


Some questions you could ask about Health and Wellbeing:

  • What could children in Croatia have as a nutritious snack?
  • Do you enjoy cycling?  If you have a bike, where do you ride it and how else could you ride it more often?
  • With so much water around our country, swimming is a great way to have some fun with your family.  Where could you go swimming that is close to home?


Some of this information has been republished with the permission of the NZ Health Promotion Agency for use in the NZ Healthiest Schools Challenge 2018

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