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Thunderegg Crystal Mine

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Good Day Out ⛏

Husband and I found Thunderegg Crystal Mine on google and decided to give it a go. We had a good... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
000Mickey000
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Good fun

What a great way to spend a couple of hours. It was great to see so many families there with the... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
sharynb03
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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...more
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Lot 1 Cedar Creek Falls Road | Thunderbird Park, Mount Tamborine, Gold Coast, Queensland 4272, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Husband and I found Thunderegg Crystal Mine on google and decided to give it a go. We had a good time and found some thunder eggs. Would recommend comfortable clothes, something to kneel on or sit (maybe a mat), sun protection and water to drink....More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

What a great way to spend a couple of hours. It was great to see so many families there with the kids creating awesome memories.

1  Thank sharynb03
Reviewed 5 July 2018

My partner and I wanted to enjoy a day on the mountain and do something different, so we headed to the Thunderegg Cystal Mine (we had no idea what Thundereggs even were!). The staff at the Mine were amazing, and showed us around. We then...More

Thank ghage
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
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
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

Thank Lorngreen
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

Thank cainsadventures
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

3  Thank Troy T
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

1  Thank GlenFC
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.

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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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