There's no time like the present to explore the treasures of the past!
Cut open a 200 million year old mystery and fossick for treasures in the world’s largest thunderegg mine. Millions of years in the making, yet it only takes minutes to uncover a thunderegg from prehistoric volcanic lava. Thunderegg Fossicking is a great idea for your next school holiday activity on the Gold Coast as it is educational and fun and hands down one of the best Gold Coast hinterland attractions.
Entry fees include an informative explanation on thundereggs, how to find them, a mine safety talk, as well as the use of a pick and bucket to collect your treasures. Everyone gets to take home all the thundereggs that fit inside the rim of their buckets and will receive a souvenir miner’s permit as a memento. Additional eggs (above the rim) are charged at $3.00 per kilo.
The fun continues when we cut open your thundereggs with our custom made diamond edged saw blades to reveal the beauty of your very own mined treasures. Cutting is only $2.20 sq. Inch.
Daily - 9.30am to 4.30pm
* Last entry to the mine is at 3.00pm everyday all year.
* Closed on 25th December
* Open from 11am on ANZAC Day
* Subject to maintenance, safety requirements and weather
$24 per adult (18+)
$15 per child (3 - 17)
$20 per concession / senior (only available onsite - not bookable online)
$85.50 per family (2 adults + 3 children) additional children in the same family - $7.50 per child
Price on application
Conditions of Entry
PLEASE NOTE - If tickets are unavailable online, please contact us.
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. If in doubt, please contact us directly on 07 5545 7999