Thunderegg Fossicking

Explore Treasures of the Past!

Cut open a 200-million-year-old mystery and fossick for treasures in the world’s largest thunderegg mine.

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• Need transport to Thunderbird Park?
We have a Shuttle Service
• Find your way at Thunderbird Park™ with our Park Map

• 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).
• Want to know more about Thundergg Fossicking?
Have a look to the FAQ's.

• 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

Mine For Treasure

Unearth a 200 million year old mystery!
Thunderegg fossicking is a unique activity for the whole family. You can discover your own hidden treasures from prehistoric volcanic lava in the world’s largest Thunderegg Mine. Admission includes a Souvenir Miner’s Permit and the use of a pick and bucket for collecting your treasures. 

Enquire Now!

Thunderegg Fossicking

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday (7 days) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 


Last entry to mine @ 3 p.m.
Subject to maintenance, safety and weather.

*Closed on 25th December
*Open from 11 a.m. on ANZAC Day


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

 We apologise that our online booking system is currently unavailable as we are in the process of upgrading our online booking software.

Entry Requirements

Fully-enclosed shoes must be worn (crocs are not acceptable).
Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
View our FAQs for more information about Thunderegg Fossicking

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