Tara is a mountain located in western Serbia. The size of the park is about 220 square km with altitudes varying from 250 to 1500 meters above sea level. It is part of Dinaric Alps and stands at 1000-1500 meters above sea level. The mountain's slopes are clad in dense forests with numerous high-altitude clearings and meadows, steep cliffs, deep ravines carved by the nearby Drina River and many karst, or limestone caves. The mountain is very popular tourist centre. Tara's national park, was established in 1981, and it encompasses a large part of the mountain.

The highest peak is Zboriste at 1,544 meters. The national park consists of a group of mountain peaks with deep picturesque gorges between them. The most striking of these gorges is the Drina Gorge, with its sheer drops from 1000-250 meters and extensive views of western Serbia and nearby Bosnia. The area is also characterised by karst caves, pits, springs, and breathtaking vista points.

Forests account for three quarters of this national park's area, some of them being the best preserved and well-kept in Europe. Tara also boasts a rare endemic Tertiary species, the Picea omorika, or Serbian Spruce, which is now protected in a small area of the park. Because of its rarity and scientific importance, it has been placed under national protection.

Tara is home to many different species of wildlife and has more then 100 bird species that make their temporary or permament homes on the slopes of the mountain such as golden eagle, the griffon vulture and many other.

Interesting locally made items are woolen handcrafts, variuous dairy products, juniper and plum spirits and honey, particularly Pine honey. The main tourist points are Kaluđerske Bare on the north, close to Bajina Bašta, and Mitrovac on the south. Hotels Beli Bor and Omorika, as well as several smaller ones, are located on Kaluđerske Bare, while Mitrovac hosts eponymous children's recreation hotel.

The National Park can be reached from Bajina Bašta directly (by the Bajina Bašta - Kaluđerske Bare road), from Peruæac via Bajina Bašta (by the Peruæac - Mitrovac road) and from Kremna (the Kremna - Kaluđerske Bare road). The Drina gorge, which is an integral part of the park, can be toured by boat. Rafting on Tara-Drina will bring you excitement, adrenaline, sun, water and active recreation.