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Thunderbird Park offers numerous exciting nature adventures and contains the world’s largest deposit of gemstone-filled thundereggs, nodule-like rocks formed during the age of dinosaurs. Explore the park’s wildlife-rich environment and look for thundereggs at your leisure, or choose a variety of mountain activities designed to be enjoyed by adrenaline seekers of all ages. Try cable ladder climbing, balancing on rope bridges, crawling through forest tunnels, or jumping off suspended tree trunks. Visitors looking for less strenuous activities can enjoy bush walking, horse riding, swimming, and birdwatching. A family-friendly mini golf course is also located on the park’s premises. The park features a large food kiosk, serving hot pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven, as well as lots of other food and drink options. Put Thunderbird Park and other Tamborine Mountain attractions into our Tamborine Mountain trip itinerary planning app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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Thunderbird Park Reviews
We stayed at thunderbird camping ground for 2 nights. It was the worst camping experience in Australia. The facilities were shocking completely out of date and dirty. For a shower we had to pay 2 doll... more »
Excellent value for a family of 4. We have 2 teenagers - 16 and 14. Course was challenging and enjoyable. Made us all feel good. $180 for 3 hours - very good value. Can stay as long as you want, but w... more »
We arrived at 8:30am to get our fossicking done before the heat or any potential crowds. The visit was part of a day trip to Mt Tamborine. Booking in was easy and efficent.The introductory talk was so... more »
Fantastic time had by all, a lot of fun, great bonding time, highly recommend. HINT: you will get out want you put into it, thunder eggs don’t jump in your buckets, you need too look and dig - plenty there. My 6 yr old daughter found them but she is a little doer, filled her own bucket up, plus got the biggest one in the family (35 cm by 8cm in diameter) Took family (6 yr girl, 8 yr boy, wife undisclosed age), we seriously got down and dirty returning with 4 very full buckets of thunder eggs. You need to listen at start/intro when handed your bucket and picks, so you know what you are looking for, we found plenty of them and it was super rewarding. In fact, we dug in the wet mud and had a ball, then washed off in creek before going in and getting our thunder eggs cut up Really friendly and helpful staff, spoke to one of the owners Sam, great guy super friendly and passionate about it and really cared that you had a good experience. Ben the guy who cut up most of our rocks, likewise was so passionate and a wealth of knowledge. Georgina was also very patient with our kids. Really appreciate all the time and effort with the kids, especially keeping separate piles to avoid potential melt down after a big dig. In closing, Great family day out well worth every cent spent, lots to see and do. We will certainly return, nothing like finding your own beautiful thunder eggs. Kids loved it, also very educational Would give 10 stars if I could as wonderful all round experience and one of the highlights of our trip. HINT: dress appropriately, take sunscreen, plenty of water and/or fooda d enjoy! :)
Stayed in a bunkhouse for a family of 6. Unfortunately, on the day we arrived, there was no running water to the amenities block or Sapphire Room due to a malfunction, but no information was given to let us know that there was no running water or where the nearest alternatives were in the park. Cabins are basic. Sapphire Room floor was really dirty, no TV working, no games tables set up. Ordered firewood but was not given it upon checking in, had to go back down and chase that up. Location is great and the stay was otherwise lovely and peaceful. The Rock pools are fantastic for kids and the sound of running water at night was a pleasure. Kids enjoyed mini golf and the Treetop Challenge. Staff are friendly. Will stay again.
Great camp sites with all amenities, including laundry and dryer. Staff were friendly. Weather was tropical when we visited, we were able to lit camp fire in front of our tent. Need to spend 2 days in site to cover adventures : Tree climbing, laser games, mini golf course, basketball court, bistro and river to have a nice dip. No social BBQ available, so do bring your portable BBQ. Nearby to the site, you would find waterfalls and trekking. Happy Camping !!
Thunder egg mine was great fun, its hard work for those not super fit, also picks and hammers so little ones need a good eye kept on them, important to listen to instructions at beginning as it really helped us. Get lots of golf ball sized eggs as price on big eggs is a bit dear and that size gives fantastic results. Great fun and a good experience for the kids, food was a bit hit and miss and not really cheap.
Did the tree challenge out there. Very good setup, lots of fun, finishing the black course pretty much killed me. There were some longer waits throughout some of the courses, but that I believe is due to school holidays. Well worth doing. Highly recommend.
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