Water vicinity has always been one of the main advantages for raising settlements. Therefore the Drava river has determined Varaždin's location and its development into an urban centre.
Trakošćan forest park is one of the most beautifully formed parks, which with its rich vegetation and interesting views creates a unique experience of intact nature.
Arboretum Opeka, a protected natural rarity, a horticultural monument, is one of the most important nature monuments in the Varaždin County and one of the most valuable horticultural objects in Middle Europe.
Kameni vrh in Lepoglava is a fossile volcano formed around 22 million years ago.
The Vindija cave, a protected nature monument, is located in Donja Voća Municipality. The cave is a geological, geomorphological and botanical nature monument.
This is the area of special geological and geomorphological characteristics, rich landscape and habitual diversity and cultural and historical heritage.
Mačkova cave (The Great Cave near the village Goranci) is an important ancient and paleontological site in Croatia and this part of Europe.
Ravna Gora is the last branch of the Alps and is a favorite picnic spot for recreationists. The lookout point on Ravna gora offers a beautiful view of the Trakošćan castle, to which you are led by hiking trails.