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Dinosaurs Alive! School holiday fun at the Australian Reptile Park


THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER 2019 – MONDAY 27 JANUARY 2020 - The Australian Reptile Park is going back to the prehistoric period these school holidays! A Velociraptor and a Tyrannosaurs Rex are on the loose throughout the Park and the two species will take daily walks in which kids and adults are able to interact with prehistoric beasts.

Jurassic Zoo is one of the biggest holiday promotions the Australian Reptile Park has put on yet. With incredibly lifelike dinosaurs, new shows and the return of the ‘Dino Dance Party’ (a treat for the little ones), there will be opportunities for young and old to get up close and personal with the dinosaurs (at their own risk!)

Giant statues of many dinosaur species such as the triceratops, stegosaurus, allosaurus and Parasaurolophus will dwarf visitors and leave them in awe whilst educating them on the extinct reptiles. Young and aspiring paleontologists will also be able to participate in their own fossil search in the popular ‘Dino Dig’.

There are so many activities on offer during the Jurassic Zoo event series, including the daily feeding of the Park’s resident crocodilians – the closest living relative and ancient cousins of the dinosaurs. Park icon Elvis, a 5-metre saltwater crocodile renowned as Australia’s crankiest croc, will be fed daily during a thrill-seeking show demonstrating the strength of his snapping jaws.

More deadly and dangerous Jurassic Zoo events extend into the Park’s lagoon, home to 40 American alligators. Their daily feeding show consists of keepers entering the danger zone of the lagoon, and dangling their food over a walking plank, whilst tempting the giant reptiles to launch high out of the water, allowing visitors to marvel at their powerful jaws snapping for food.

Roving keepers at the Park will also be wandering around with a variety of scaly reptiles and cuddly mammals for guests to meet and greet. To really get up close and personal with the Australian Reptile Park residents, guests can book either a Behind-The-Scenes tour, an exclusive Animal Encounter or one of the popular and interactive Kids 2 Keepers programs.

The Australian Reptile Park is the Best Family FUN Day OUT these school holidays. Grab the whole family, pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the complimentary BBQ facilities or choose from a variety of cuisine at the Park’s café. After lunch, the kids will have a ball on the jumping castle and animal-themed playground.

DETAILS The Australian Reptile Park is a hands-on zoo located the natural bush setting of the Central Coast of NSW, only 60 minutes from Sydney or Newcastle. The Park is open daily from 9am–5pm (except Christmas Day), with complimentary parking.

WHERE Pacific Hwy, Somersby NSW PHONE 4340 1022 EMAIL admin@reptilepark.com.au www.reptilepark.com.au

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