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Thunderegg Crystal Mine

Lot 1 Cedar Creek Falls Road | Thunderbird Park, Mount Tamborine, Gold Coast, Queensland 4272, Australia
+61 7 5545 7999
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Eggciting Fossicking for All, including geologists!

An eggcellent outdoor activity for all ages/families/couples etc. We were warmly greeted by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
A great outing for the family

Upon arrival we were met by Sam who was such a personable guy. He was full of enthusiasm for the... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Kirsten D
North Tamborine, Australia
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Unearth a 200 million year old mystery from prehistoric volcanic lava in one of the world’s largest Thunderegg Mines. Thunderegg fossicking is a very unique activity for the whole family to enjoy. Admission includes a souvenir miner’s permit and the use of a pick and bucket for collecting your treasures. Thundereggs can be cut for an additional fee. FULLY ENCLOSED SHOES MUST BE WORN AND HATS RECOMMENDED
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  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible24%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lot 1 Cedar Creek Falls Road | Thunderbird Park, Mount Tamborine, Gold Coast, Queensland 4272, Australia
+61 7 5545 7999
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An eggcellent outdoor activity for all ages/families/couples etc. We were warmly greeted by Charlotte who was so enthusiastic and kind. She gave us an informative and great induction - telling/showing us what thundereggs are, where to best find them once up there and how to...More

Thank Jdub90
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Upon arrival we were met by Sam who was such a personable guy. He was full of enthusiasm for the mine and the whole experience. His knowledge was very comprehensive and we got a terrific induction before we proceeded up to the mine. There were...More

Thank Kirsten D
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Went with my wife and 3 kids. Go prepared gloves, hat, sunscreen, good solid shoes/boots. You get dirty and have heaps of fun digging, kids dug for 3hrs. But go early when not so hot. Cost 76 for family and 100 to cut up all...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Sam, who greeted us and gave us a really interesting rundown of thunder eggs and their origins, is a friendly bloke. We were given buckets and picks then sent on our way. It was great exercise as there was a small climb to the mining...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This was awesome. Sam was great and the fossicking was great...even the kids stayed interested for several hours. We left with many many eggs and will definitely return to find another hidden treasure.

2  Thank BhuddaBud
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We totally enjoyed the experience and would go again!! Before we went, I warned the kids (age 7 & 9) that fossicking was hard work so they knew what to expect. The shed where you register to mine had beautiful Thundereggs on display, so the...More

4  Thank WannaGoMorePlaces
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Mining for Thunder eggs is fun this was our second visit and although it sounds as though there are beautiful unbroken thunder eggs everywhere you do have to work a little to find them. But that's the fun. Sam the manager is excellent and is...More

1  Thank Georginanne
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

I'm the fool! Thunderegg mine lies in the extortionately expensive thunderbird park ($160 for a family of four to do the tree top adventure). Thunderegg mine was $79 for two adults and two children to dig holes in the dirt. It's difficult to distinguish if...More

2  Thank BumFluff2012
Sam M, Manager at Thunderegg Crystal Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thank you for your review. It is very disappointing to read that you didn’t overly enjoy your recent visit to the Thunderegg Crystal Mine. The staff strive to give each and every customer all the necessary information needed to find the hidden treasures on the...More

Reviewed 29 September 2015

This attraction is definitely worth a visit. As other reviewers have said, its a short walk up a hill & you will have to dig around for your own eggs. I'd recommend you request gloves when you arrive at the mine as it's hard work...More

4  Thank MLMurray
Reviewed 22 September 2015

I visited the mine area whilst the family played mini golf and fed the birds. The staff are very knowledgeable about the eggs, area and where to look in the open area. You take your pick and bucket up the hill to the scraped area...More

4  Thank Christopher B
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Are you able to bring these back into New Zealand?
20 January 2017|
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Response from Sam M | Property representative |
You should be able to bring them back but if you are concerned you will need to check with your customs but we have many customers taking Thundereggs overseas on a regular basis and have not been advised of any issues... More