Virovitica Bilogora (Virovitica)
Bilogora is a low mountain range that is partly located in Virovitica-Podravina County. The Virovitica part is rich with its natural resources, the beauty of nature, ecologically preserved areas and the diversity of flora and fauna. True nature lovers and hunting enthusiasts here can find an exceptional offer and a place for unforgettable moments or holidays. The hunting grounds of this region are specific due to several reasons. That is because there are both lowland and mountain hunting grounds available, and also hunting grounds that combine these segments, which offers great opportunities for all hunting enthusiasts. In addition to that, there are large areas of untouched forests, natural beauty, clean ponds, streams and rivers, and because of that the slopes of Bilogora are among the richest natural and hunting grounds in the Republic of Croatia.
Papuk Nature Park – UNESCO World Geopark (Jankovac)
Papuk Nature Park was established in 1999 by a decision of the Croatian National Parliament. In 2007, due to its exceptional geological diversity, it became a member of the European and World Geoparks Network, and thus the first geopark in Croatia. The park covers an area of 336 km2, equally located in the region of Virovitica-Podravina and Požega-Slavonia counties. It is characterized by an exceptional diversity of flora and fauna – approximately 1300 different species. Since November 2015, Papuk Nature Park has been included in the list of UNESCO World Geoparks. Rupnica is primarily responsible for this status of park. Rupnica is a site in the immediate vicinity of Voćin, which was declared as the first geological natural monument in Croatia back in 1948. The site was formed by the eruption of a volcano at the bottom of the Pannonian Sea 70 million years ago. It is notable for the unique appearance of volcanic rocks that are quadrangular and hexagonal in their cross section, formed as such by the cooling of magma in passage towards the surface.
UNESCO Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube (Noskovci)
The Mura-Drava Regional Park stretches through five counties: Međimurje, Varaždin, Koprivnica-Križevci, Virovitica-Podravina and Osijek-Baranja counties, with a total area of 87,680.52 ha. The management of the Mura-Drava Regional Park is implemented through the coordination of the existing county public institutions for the management of protected areas of nature. This is done by each public institution managing a part of the regional park located within the territory of its own county.
Mura-Drava Regional Park is part of one of the most important European river ecosystems: the floodplain of the Drava, Mura and Danube rivers. Thus it is part of the largest single river transboundary UNESCO biosphere reserve in Europe that stretches through several countries: Croatia, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia and Hungary. The protected landscape of Križnica is located in the municipality of Pitomača and it is the only over-Drava territory in the Virovitica-Podravina County which can be reached by ferry or pedestrian bridge. Due to its relative remoteness, it has preserved an exceptional natural diversity.
The former summer house of Count Drašković in Noskovačka Dubrava, built at the turn of the 19th and 20th century, which was thoroughly renovated in 2013, today houses a Visitor Center “Dravska priča” (Drava Story). The center is surrounded by a protected park. An 800 m long educational trail called “Drava in an embrace” stretches from center to the river Drava. As part of the educational trail, there is an observatory of birds, which also inhabit this exceptional natural area.