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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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Great day out!

Today my partner and I decided to try out our luck with thunderegg mining. Overall it was a great... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
MikaylaKrystal
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Brisbane, Australia
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Best day out

Real good man Sam gave me a good run down on what to look for and great talk about the thundereggs... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Peter C
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Arundel, 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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  • Average6%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible17%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lot 1 Cedar Creek Falls Road | Thunderbird Park, Mount Tamborine, Gold Coast, Queensland 4272, Australia
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Today my partner and I decided to try out our luck with thunderegg mining. Overall it was a great day and we look forward to doing it again. Make sure you take plenty of water, it can be hard work. The hill up to the...More

Thank MikaylaKrystal
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Real good man Sam gave me a good run down on what to look for and great talk about the thundereggs and this helped me heaps as never this before. Off up the hill i go went to level one for a look. Now it...More

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Really loved this little adventure. Calculated the cost before hand and allowed for extra cutting in case we got lucky with a larger stone....or carried away with little ones - as we did!! Recommend allowing a few hours as some hard persistent digging required and...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Went there with my wife and 2 of our kids (9 & 15). Charlotte gave us a very enthusiastic and informative introduction to how the thunder eggs were formed and how to increase your chances of finding them. You do need to put in a...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The thunder birds as such are on a hill that is dusty hot work so avoid a really hot day. It will entertain for a few hours. Kids will get over it as the digging is hard. We got a few but I must say...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is a great outing for both adults and children. The idea is digging in the ground to unearth your own thunder eggs. They generally aren't too hard to find and the activity is a lot of fun. We went on a rainy day which...More

Thank GlenFC
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We had such a fantastic day with the family at the Thunderegg mine. The kids absolutely loved it (so did the adults!) and the staff were fantastic. Very passionate and knowledgable. Definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a fun but educational family day out.

Thank catd0n0van
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

SUCH AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE!! Just spent the day up there with some friends and had the most amazing time! The man that worked there, Sam, was the best!! So incredibly kind, fun, patient and easy to talk too, he genuinely wants you to find something...More

Thank Jaime F
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Sam and the team are just so awesome! Very educational and passionate about what they do. Our family had an amazing time fossicking and finding treasures!! The science and knowledge behind it all is just fascinating and then you get to take gems home! yay...More

Thank nikidphotography
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Big thanks to Sam and the team at the Thunderegg mine! My daughter and I absolutely had a ball, we dug up some great eggs and learnt plenty while doing so. My daughter insisted she put her mining certificate on the fridge and has been...More

Thank RaffaRose
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tashamac2016
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
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