Gajac is a modern apartment complex located in the north-west of the island, just 4 km from Novalja and a 15-minute walk from the famous beach Zrće
. It is divided into Gajac and Kolanjski Gajac - although it is once place, administratively these two parts belong to two different counties - Gajac belongs to Lika-Senj, and Kolanjski Gajac in Zadar county.
Prior to the development of tourism the few residents worked in sheep farming, cultivation of olives and wine, and fishing.
The biggest step forward in the tourism came with the construction of the apartment complex in the mid-80s - Gajac then became known as a place where you could find acommodation in modern apartments surrounded with greenery and garden oases. It has evolved into a small modern sea-side town with boulevards and small shops, modern beaches surrounded by a numerous nice cafes and restaurants, and sports facilities.
Good road connections make it easy to make trips to the larger nearby tourist towns, visits the nearby national parks and the islands of the Zadar archipelago, while the local public transport works great and you can use it to go to the beach Zrće or visit Novalja.
Nature lovers will be enchanted by a real treat in the immediate vicinity: the opportunity to do birdwatching in the protected ornithological reserve Konjsko blato, where in the wetlands 163 species of birds nest and feed.