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Jo's Ark Trail Riding & Equestrian


Entry to Thunderbird Park is free! 

Prices for Various Horse Trail Ride Packages are below.

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M:  0411 529 246


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See Australia’s rainforest on horseback.

Get back to nature at Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. This 112-hectare rainforest property has a lot to offer when it comes to outdoor adventures but there are few activities more enjoyable than riding a horse through stunning scenery.


Imagine clip clopping along the winding trails through the cool green rainforest. There’s nothing to disturb the peace except the gentle sound of hooves and the birds. Trace the banks along the tumbling creek and climb upwards through majestic ancient gum trees. Reach the top and be captivated by breathtaking views of the valley below.

Thunderbird Park Trail Rides offers a range of options for adults and children. Everyone can enjoy this simple pleasure. It doesn’t matter if you have never been on a horse before or if you are an experienced rider, this will be a new, safe and thrilling experience. 


Individual trail rides and longer rides can be arranged in advance.


Take the Trail Ride priced at $50 for half an hour and amble alongside picturesque Cedar Creek. This ride is suitable for anyone aged more than seven years.


The Bush Ride at $75 for about an hour takes riders on a scenic trek to Thunderbird Park’s woodland mountain ridge. Be prepared to meet the natives; wallabies, kangaroos, koalas and goannas come out of hiding to see the horses pass by.


The Hill Top Ride ($95 for around an hour and a half) follows the forest tracks to the highlands. A breathtaking view to the Great Dividing Range is the halfway reward and a moment to remember as you ride down through sun-dappled rainforest.


The youngest members of the family won’t miss out as there are $10 pony rides for the little ones. Meet gentle ponies, capture the moment on your camera and enjoy a lead ride around the lawn.

Thunderbird Park Horse Trails welcome riders everyday but bookings are essential. Call us on 07 5545 1468 to arrange a time.

Opening Hours, Trading Hours & Prices
Open from Monday to Sunday (7 days)


Ride Packages

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The Trail Ride 11am and 3pm $50 per person
The Bush Ride 9am and 1pm $75 per person
The Hill Top Ride 9am and 1pm $95 per person
Pony Ride 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm $10 per person


Getting to Thunderbird Park

Need transport to Thunderbird Park? We have a Shuttle Service