I was thinking of travelling from split to Krka to Zagreb, but am having a hard time finding a hotel in krka. How do I know if they are hear the bus station, or if they have a shuttle to Krka? Should I join a walking tour at Krka? I have heard there are many hotels that dont list online. Would I be better off just not booking in advance, showing up and finding out who has rooms available?
Another way of visiting Krka is making a day trip from Split. It depends on what you want to do in Krka. The park itself takes four hours ( day trip) or if you want to visit nearby monastery or take a boat trip, I would suggest stay in Skradin. I had the same situation you are in while in Split - looking for a place to stay near the park, but the hotels.com had a few places not walking distance from the park. So I had a day trip from Split. It is about 1 hour 10 minutes drive from Split.