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Thunderegg Fossicking - Book Online & Save

Tickets from $13.50 each

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.
Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday (7 days)

8.30am to 4.30pm (last entry to mine @ 3.00pm)

Subject to maintenance, safety and weather 

* Closed on 25th December      * Open from 11.00am on ANZAC Day

Top Tips 

  • Need transport to Thunderbird Park? We have a Shuttle Service
  • 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 (additional eggs are charged at $3.00 per kilo)
  • Every miner will receive a Souvenir Miner’s Permit as a memento!
  • 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 square inch. (e.g. $4.00 for golf ball size thunderegg).
  • View our FAQs for more information about thunderegg fossicking
  • Great food and drinks served at the licensed Terrace Kiosk
  • DON’T JUST COME FOR THE DAY:  STAY AND PLAY…Thunderbird Park™ for camping or Cedar Creek Lodges for accommodation.



Adult (18+): $24       Child (5 - 17): $15       

Concession: $20 (must present card)

Supervisor: $15 (excl. fossicking equipment)

Under 4: FREE (excl. fossicking equipment)

Families $85.50 (2 adults + 3 children) additional children - $7.50 per child 
Groups $14 per person for groups of 10 or more. One payment only.
NOTE: Online bookings need to be done 24 hours in advance due to payment processing times. Alternatively, purchase your tickets on arrival. 


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



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Ticket Price: $13.50 each