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Thunderbird Park - Thunderegg Fossicking


Unearth a 200 million year old mystery and explore the treasures of the past with a Thunderegg Fossicking activity that’s suitable for the whole family!

Thunderbird Park is home to the world’s largest Thunderegg Mine and you’ll be able to discover your very own hidden treasure within the prehistoric volcanic lava.

You will get to learn all about thundereggs and how to find them on this unique activity and every miner will receive a Souvenir Miner’s Permit as a memento.

You’ll also get to take home the thundereggs that you have unearthed from the lava!

Join us for some fun filled mining action at one of the best Gold Coast hinterland attractions!



  • Adult $24
  • Child (5 to 17 Years) $15
  • Children under 4 - FREE (excl. fossicking equipment)

    Please Note:

  • Footwear - Fully enclosed shoes must be worn (crocs are not acceptable).
  • Supervision - Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    Location: Thunderbird Park, Corner Cedar Creek Falls Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD, Australia, 4272

    Transport: Transport available from $25 per person return from the Gold Coast, see details on your booking confirmation to book this service


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    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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    Kayla Jackson from Australia wrote on 08 January 2020

    Great for kids

    Exhausting work. Great to get kids to burn some energy. We like the ones we got cut but it was hard work and to charge for cutting seemed a bit excessive after paying a lot to climb a hill and dig dirt.

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    Nicole from Australia wrote on 04 January 2020

    Great fun for the little (and big) diggers

    Kids and adults had a lot of fun digging and finding thunder eggs! Before going I was wondering whether there would be any to find, but there are still plenty around! We would do it again!

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    Atsuko from Japan wrote on 08 May 2019

    Thunderegg Fossicking with my children

    My sons enjoyed Thunderegg Fossicking so much. It was really difficult to find big and good one, but they were really excited to find "Thunderegg". There are some small crystals in the field. I recommend to bring water with you.

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    nodyrba from New Zealand wrote on 22 November 2019

    Never again

    Personally a total waste of time effort and money.

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    From Thunderbird Park - Thunderegg Fossicking

    Hi Nobyrd, We are terribly saddened to hear that you didn't thoroughly enjoy yourself here at the Thunderegg Crystal Mine. Myself and our staff strive to ensure everyone enjoys themselves and leaves with some beautiful treasures in toe. We can only wish that you made us aware of your feelings at the time so we could have made sure this was also the case for you. If you would kindly like to contact us directly to notify us as to what exactly it was that made your experience so unenjoyable we'd really appreciate that, as we pride ourselves on all of our guests leaving happy and want to prevent this happening in the future. Regards, Sam Maccoll-Mine Manager.

    Sabina from Australia wrote on 26 March 2019

    Good fun!

    We went had a good time digging through the dirt and mud for thunderbirds. The instructions were clear and we found a couple of great rocks which we got to keep for no extra cost! Make sure you bring a change of clothes as we got really dirty!

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