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19 Photos That Prove The Top End Is Basically Jurassic Park IRL

Turns out that the Top End feels exactly like being on Isla Nublar.

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1. For starters, you can fly around both on an actual chopper.

I mean, you wouldn’t exactly be thinking “I wonder what else might be on that island…” when you’re on a FREAKING HELICOPTER!
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I mean, you wouldn’t exactly be thinking “I wonder what else might be on that island…” when you’re on a FREAKING HELICOPTER!

2. Just like Isla Nublar, the Top End can also look pretty stunning when you first get there.

But we all know looks can be deceiving...
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But we all know looks can be deceiving...

3. When you start exploring, you find some amazing scenery.

Why would you suspect anything out of the ordinary so far?
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Why would you suspect anything out of the ordinary so far?

4. There’s some pretty lush vegetation around.

Perfect for all the herbivores that may or may not be lurking around the place.
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Perfect for all the herbivores that may or may not be lurking around the place.

5. You can even go swimming in some of the prehistoric-looking waterfalls.

In the movies the tourists always survive the water, right?
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In the movies the tourists always survive the water, right?

6. If boats are your thing, you can take this spooky looking one out to explore the local waters.

Because a Kronosaurus would never catch you in that…
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Because a Kronosaurus would never catch you in that…

7. Or this one, which actually warns you about dinosaurs.

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8. IT LITERALLY SAYS T-REX!

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9. You can even take a kayak out and just keep your fingers crossed you don’t bump noses with a Ichthyosaurus.

You’re not out-swimming anything, mate.
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You’re not out-swimming anything, mate.

10. You might need to go full on Jurassic survival mode.

Just stay away from the water during the night, yeah?
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Just stay away from the water during the night, yeah?

11. If you choose to explore by foot, you'll probably need to cross a few bridges that look like this.

Why is there ALWAYS a flimsy looking bridge?!
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Why is there ALWAYS a flimsy looking bridge?!

12. You’ll probably come across these giant things that have literally been built by insects!

No Velociraptor would ever see you hiding behind one of them.
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No Velociraptor would ever see you hiding behind one of them.

13. And then comes a time when you find out you’re actually not the only ones kicking about this supposed paradise. And. You. Freak. Out.

That’s it, I’m done! Tell my family I loved them.
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That’s it, I’m done! Tell my family I loved them.

14. No, but seriously. Is that an actual dinosaur?

That’s just creepy AF.
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That’s just creepy AF.

15. Just like the goat in Jurassic Park, you can even watch these almost-dinosaurs being fed.

RIP goat.
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RIP goat.

16. In the Top End, you get to stay in places like this.

Don’t worry... there’s a toilet inside so there’s no risk of being eaten while taking a dump in an outside one.
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Don’t worry... there’s a toilet inside so there’s no risk of being eaten while taking a dump in an outside one.

17. There’s plenty of other life kicking about the place, too. Like these mini-dinos who help light the way home...

#squadgoals #minidinosaurs
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#squadgoals #minidinosaurs

18. And these guys who aren’t actually Pterodactyls, I swear.

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19. Also this little dude who will happily guard your bedroom door.

Do-you-think-he-saur-us?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us?

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