Visit our idyllic, family airport in Zalakaros, next to the road leading to Zalakomár!
Our pilots and crew will warmly welcome you and if you, your friends or family members would like to enjoy unforgettable moments and not to view the landscape of Zala only from the ground, you can choose any of the routes - we guarantee that you will be amazed by wonderful places, landscapes, castles and known or new attractions from a bird’s eye view.
Our pilots are eager to show you the beauties of our region: the Small Balaton and the Lake Balaton, the Festetics Castle in Keszthely, the thermal spa lake of Hévíz, the green area of Badacsony and the further wonderful sights of our region.
Our pilots are delighted to welcome you aboard!
If you spend the weekend at the Balaton or in Zalakaros with your family, an unmissable programme is the KalandoZoo of Zobor located in Zalaszabar, in 5 minutes’ drive from the bathing town.
The beautiful panorama of the Kis–Balaton enchants us immediately but only a look has to be cast to the adventure park and adrenalin starts to incandesce immediately…
A real arsenal of slides aligns here, in several variations, in all the colours of the rainbow both outside and inside in the slide house if everything fails, in case it is raining. On the snow doughnut ice-run you can enjoy sledging even without snow, you can hurl, wind in huge rubber rings, on the jumping course you literally can fly towards the Kis-Balaton! If you tried free fall with pleasure, you can do it not only on the slide but also virtually: in the newest 4XD cinema anything can happen on an adventurous day.
The littlest ones do not mope either: mini drags, baby rope-way, petting zoo, playing house, competitions wait for them. Children’s paradise with a vengeance! For parents as well!
The park gives you an imaginary time travel from the conquest until the present day, and it can be training venues, or also a special wedding or green camp venue.
The creators has set the goal to the Adventure Park to become a meeting place for generations. The location fits perfectly into the national curriculum requirements, which supports learning by doing, so the gained knowledge can be utilized in practice.
The Adventure Park undetected helps to form and strengthen patriotism. A visit to the Adventure Park offers a fun package, which is not only „stimulus” for the eyes and mouth, but also for the body and the mind.
The permanent exhibition of Hungarian kings Portrait Gallery in the yurt tents presents the Conquest history of the region in a unique way. The permanent exhibition is based on recent archaeological-anthropological research and on the available historical sources, presented on the most authentic way to teach and entertain the visitors with great knowledge of the region.
In addition, the play and the gastronomic specialties ensure that all ages of the family can truly relax. The little ones most popular favorit thing is the pettig zoo.
River Zala is the only river supplying Lake Balaton. It stems from the foothills of the Alps, near the Austrian border between Szentgotthárd and Őriszentpéter. It emerges from the three major branches accumulating from the Black Lake, the water of Sphagnum mossy marshland and many small sources. Through the Zala Hills region, it gets to Small Balaton, and finally, it flows into Lake Balaton at the southern part of Keszthely Bay, at Fenékpuszta, at 115 dpkm.
Along its way of nearly 140 kilometers, the small stream becomes strenghtened to a small river. It flows also through Zalaegerszeg and the Small Balaton, thereby making its image more colourful.
Contact: Krisztina Fodor: +36 30 993 2471
The most emblematic character of the countryside in Zala County is the forest railway network of ZALAERDŐ Zrt. which entangles a part of the forests in the county, in the length of 109 kilometres. The passenger trains run according to timetable from the end of April until the end of September, between Lenti and Kistolmács, in the length of 32 kilometres. Special trains are started in case of certain festivals such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, St Martin’s Day or St Nicholas’ Day. Bicycle transporting carriages can be connected to the train if it is requested. You can find the actual timetable on our website.
There are several tourist routes connected to the railway, both for cycling and for hiking. You can see the exhibition of “Treasures of Göcsej, the forest and the tree” in Lenti, at the end station of the forest railway. With the help of the document, photo and object materials of the exhibition visitors can have a glance into the colourful world of the typical and valuable forests in Göcsej, into the hard and unselfish work of the foresters working for them, into the history of the almost 200-year-old forest railway, into the results of red deer breeding and last but not least into the memories of the saw-industry in Lenti.
Learn about Zalakaros with us! Taste wine! Feel the wonderful smell of the countryside!
We are doing our best to focus on the presentation of the beauty and magic of this landscape to as many domestic and foreign tourists as possible, to make your stay here a real experience and enrich our guests with pleasant memories for a lifetime.
In Zalakaros, you should not miss the sightseeing tour with DOTTO Tourist Train!
It will crown even your most beautiful day!
Sitting on the DOTTO Tourist Train and listening to the presentation of the guide, you will find yourself in a world of which you might even have been unaware of. During your trip, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding houses, hotels, city parks and well-maintained parkland walkways. During the sightseeing, we will visit the spa, the city centre, the Main Square, the arboretum, the church, the playground of European standard, the series of restaurants, the confectionery shop, St. Stephen’s Square, the school, the kindergarten and the pottery workshop. Upon request, we will go up to Arany Cellar and St. Orban winery, located in the series of wine cellars where you can consume fine local wines and dishes. Travelling by the train through the pretty floral streets, we will reach the Park Forest, where you can take a woodland walk under the cool trees and go up to the lookout tower, as the panorama of the neighbourhood, the Small Balaton, Badacsony and Keszthely can be seen only from the tower. You can also visit ‘Kilátó’ (Lookout) Wine Bar. We know that 15 minutes are very few at the wine bars or the lookout tower, the sight itself and the beauty of the landscape deserves more time. Therefore you can interrupt your sightseeing trip and get out of the train at any of the above-mentioned stops.
In the time agreed with the driver, you can sit back to the train with the same ticket - even several hours later - and continue with your round trip. The 50 minutes spent on the train, during which we will travel 11 kms will help you learn about the city and provides guidance. Explore the city by the DOTTO Tourist Train and you will be richer with unforgettable experiences! In case of bad weather, we provide closed wagons.
You can purchase your travel ticket upon boarding on DOTTO Tourist Train from the driver.
Free wine tasting within the framework of sightseeing, with the environmentally friendly DOTTO ADVENTURE BUS!
ADVENTURE RAILWAY SERVICE will be started with guided sightseeing and wine tour. Within the framework of this program, the guests arriving by the ADVENTURE BUS will be invited to a free wine tasting held in Arany Pince, which is a more than 150-year-old wine cellar or in the St. Orban tavern. During the sightseeing, we will visit the hotels, the spa, the city centre with the Main Square, the arboretum, the Church of Divine Mercy, the confectionery shop, the series of restaurants, St. Stephen’s Square, the school, the kindergarten and the pottery workshop where you can get an insight into the workflow of ceramics preparation and where you can purchase souvenirs. In the series of wine cellars, we will take a look at the statue of St. Orban, the Votive stone cross and the “Csire” cellar that has become declared a monument. During our wine tour, we will take a small walk to the most beautiful and highest lookout point of Zalakaros where you will surely be amazed by the picturesque panorama. It is possible to see Badacsony, the Tanú Hills, the Small Balaton, Keszthely and Zalamerenye, the small village nestling among the mountains. Thereafter, children will be awaited with a playground and the adults will receive wine tasting for free, provided by Arany Pince or St. Orban winery. In the charming wine cellars with a relaxed atmosphere, the fragrant and luscious wines offer special experience during wine tastings. In both places, it is possible to purchase wine also for take-away. Our journey will continue through the Old Village. You can see St. Anne’s Church, the Heroes’ Square and the old village houses. The pleasant 2 hours spent in the program will be made unforgettable by the local fine wines, the sights of the city and the landscape and the green DOTTO ADVENTURE BUS.
You can purchase your travel ticket upon boarding on DOTTO Adventure Bus from the driver.
Try the Dotto Adventure Bus of Zalakaros - and this special vehicle will make your program unforgettable!
We would like to offer a wonderful program to all of our guests. We cordially invite you to a half-day trip by DOTTO Tourist Train at the Small Balaton and in the Buffalo Reserve of Kápolnapuszta, which will be a real experience for children and adults, as well.
During the trip, you will get familiar with the history of the Small Balaton, the Buffalo Reserve of Kápolnapuszta and the towns visited during the trip. The interactive exhibition placed in the reception building of the buffalo reserve presents the particularly rich and unique flora and fauna of the Small Balaton. In the 30-hectare area of the reserve, there are 200 buffalos - this is Hungary’s largest unique buffalo population. The gentleness of the stock allows for a direct contact with the visitors. You can learn about the behaviour of the buffalos and other animals living in the reserve, such as: deers, goats, donkeys, ground squirrels and grey cattle by going through the 1 km walkway equipped with resting places and lookout points. After visiting the reserve, we will move to Small Balaton, the attractiveness of which is given by the rich bird life and the magic natural environment. In addition to the nearly 250 bird species observed, many animal and plant species - which are very rare today - find a nesting place in this area. You can access the island through a wooden bridge with a special view, where a lookout towen and walking trails await you.
You can do all this by travelling by DOTTO Tourist Train and you will be richer with unforgettable experiences!
Guests arriving by the DOTTO Tourist Train can purchase discounted tickets to the buffalo reserve. You can purchase tickets and get more information on the DOTTO Tourist Train.
In case of bad weather, we provide closed wagons. (Departure in case of application by at least 10 adults.)
Be part of our programs of high standard and make it one of your pleasant, extraordinary memories!