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Formed over the course of millions of years, the beautiful geological treasures that are Thunder Eggs can be found on this fossicking adventure at Tamborine Mountain's Thunderbird Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland. These hidden artefacts of the past have remained in their location yet may be unearthed within a matter of minutes from the depths of prehistoric lava and ancient earth. ThunderEgg fossicking is both an educational and fun experience, and you'll be given an informative explanation on Thunder Eggs and how to find them, as well as the use of a pick and bucket to collect your treasures.
Once you've harvested some eggs, you'll be able to cut them open with our purpose-built, diamond-edged saw blades to reveal the shimmering beauty of the multicoloured, marble-like texture that can be found inside and that makes the Thunder Eggs so special! The thunder eggs can be found in all sizes, ranging from a few grams in weight to over 600 kilograms, and they almost all contain interesting fillings of various minerals and gem-like textures.
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Monday to Sunday open from 9am. Last entry for the mine is 2.30pm with closing time being 4pm
- Closed on 25th December
- Open from 11am on ANZAC Day
How to get there
TRAVELLING BY CAR
Directions from Brisbane to Thunderbird Park
Follow the M1 south from the city to exit 35. Follow the signs to Beenleigh Beaudesert Rd and travel along this road for approx 22km, turn left at the intersection onto Tamborine Mountain Rd. Travel approx 6.5km along this road and Thunderbird Park is situated at the junction of Cedar Creek Falls Road. Cedar Creek Falls Road is on your left and Thunderbird Park is a hard right at the orange Pterodactyl which is the entrance to Thunderbird Park.
Directions from Gold Coast to Thunderbird Park
Follow the M1 north to Exit 57, then turn left onto the Old Pacific Hwy. At the roundabout, take the second exit to Tamborine Oxenford Road. Travel up Tamborine Oxenford Rd for approx 20km until you come to a fig tree in at a roundabout. Turn right onto Long Road (Gallery Walk), follow to the next roundabout and turn right onto Eagle Heights Rd. Follow this to the end and turn right at the T intersection. Follow this along for 5km and Thunderbird Park is on the right at the junction of Cedar Creek Falls Road.
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
Beenleigh Railway Station is the closest station to Thunderbird Park. Please view the Brisbane to Gold Coast Train Timetable and pay special attention to the Beenleigh arrival and departure times.
Conditions of Entry
All children must be accompanied by a paying adult over the age of 18.
Fully enclosed footwear must be worn at all times - this requirement is a condition under our mining license with the Department of Mines.
The mine may be subject to closure during bad weather.
- Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
- Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of entry
- For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher