Sydney saw some visitors of the Jurassic variety this morning as the dinosaurs from the upcoming Jurassic Zoo event at the Australian Reptile Park escaped and took on the Royal Botanical Gardens with the gorgeous backdrop of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

The Tyrannosaurus Rex and Indoraptor took in the sights at the world-famous gardens sitting at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair to look at the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. They interacted with visitors spending the morning in the gardens and staff working away. This did not come with out incident with one visitors dog growling at the prehistoric beasts and even the NSW Police wandering over to see what all the commotion was about!

“We’re happy to report that the dinosaurs, although cheeky, were staying out of trouble! After seeing them at the Royal Botanic Gardens, we can’t wait to visit the Australian Reptile Park these school holidays with our families and see the dinosaurs in action!” said the on-site Police.

“I usually come down to the Gardens here every morning for a walk and thought I was still dreaming when I got here and saw two dinosaurs!” One mother said exploring the gardens with her children.

The dinosaurs were visiting Sydney to promote the upcoming Jurassic Zoo! event that is taking place at The Australian Reptile Park from the 17th December 2022 through to the 29th January 2023. A Tyrannosaurs Rex, Indoraptor and a Pachycephalosaurus are on the loose throughout the Australian Reptile Park! The three species will take daily walks in which kids and adults are able to interact with prehistoric beasts and take photos aplenty. Visitors will enter the park through the infamous Jurassic Park gates and will immerse themselves into a land before time.

Jurassic Zoo this year is the biggest holiday promotion the Australian Reptile Park has put on yet! With Dinosaurs roaming the park, the famous “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!) and the Fossil Dig returns to the park to give budding palaeontologists the chance to unearth ancient fossils.