For a truly unique, natural experience, take your next school camp at Thunderbird Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland and experience 112 hectares of lush rainforest and Australian bushland. There's an exceptional team of instructors that conduct programs of activities in various locations throughout Thunderbird Park. Students get to escape their ordinary surrounds, interact and have fun in the natural environment. Read what other schools have said about their Camp Thunderbird experience here! Plan your next school camp adventure or day school excursion with our help.
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Camp Thunderbird Activities
Our Adventure 4 Kids Team
All of the activities at Thunderbird Park are structured to complement each other, build trust, leadership, cooperation & initiative. While the main ingredient is FUN, students also learn from the activities. We have an experienced team that takes care of everything from start to finish. Planning a school camp has never been easier!
• Survivor Mud Course • Archery • Ultimate Bush Survival • Tree Top Challenge High Ropes • The Quest • Raft Building • Kayaking • Bushwalk to Waterfalls • Laser Skirmish • Indigenous Program
• Horse Riding • Initiatives • Equine Care • Abseiling • Orienteering • Bush Art • Reptile Show • Rock Fossicking • Bush Tucker • Prussicking
• Battle Star • Concert & Disco • Movie Night • Trivia Night • Night Archery • Bonfire & Sing Along • Talent Show • Damper Making • Night Bushwalk • Glow Worm Cave & Interactive Night Spotting Guided Tour
Camp Thunderbird Facilities
There are 2 Bunkhouses
overlooking Cedar Creek’s pristine rainforest, cascading waterfalls and natural rock pools. The Upper Bunkhouse has a total of 8 rooms with 8 bunk beds per room giving a total capacity of 64. The Lower Bunkhouse has a total of 7 rooms with 8 bunk beds per room giving a total capacity of 56. A disabled ramp has been installed to give access to the Lower Bunkhouse. The total capacity is 120 with additional accommodation options available. Alternative or additional accommodation choices are available including camping and self-contained lodges.
Teachers' Self-Contained Accommodation
Teachers' Accommodation is available. Each room is fully self-contained with air-conditioning, single-king bed, TV, bathroom, fridge, cupboard and tea/coffee making facilities.
Each bunkhouse has male and female amenities within the same building as well as a central laundry facility with a token-operated commercial washing machine and dryer.
Sapphire Recreation Room
The recently-renovated Sapphire Recreation Room is adjacent to the Bunkhouses and is ideal for catering and group activities. This large, spacious room has a fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor barbecue area and an open fireplace. The recreation room is surrounded by lush rainforest in a private part of Thunderbird Park away from other accommodation and public areas.
All-Inclusive School Camp Packages
Thunderbird Park has been operating Queensland school camps for more than 10 years, providing schools with a fun and educational experience that is loved by Gold Coast students. We’ve designed our packages with a focus on leadership, communication and team building. Our beautiful atmosphere is a great environment to learn new things and have a great time exploring nature and the environment. The rainforest is the best way to learn about geology!
Teachers and supervisors, for more information on what to bring, important reminders and information required for two weeks before you camp, view the School Camp Kit link below. Get information about park maps, directions, packing lists and activity ideas below. Plus, find out new updates about the park by clicking on the What’s New link! We always want our guests to stay informed about the latest changes to the park.
Packages can be tailored to suit your individual requirements and budget. It's simple! Just consider the following points below and let us recommend the best accommodation and activities to meet your needs. Consider the following:
• Your length of stay • Your meals • Your activities