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Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park

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One of the best things we've done

Found some lovely thundereggs and got them cut. Stayed overnight on the Hill in our 22ft caravan... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Rob D
Perth, Australia
A Great Adventure

What fun! We all ( grandparents, parents and kids) enjoyed this activity. Very excellent staff who... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Saskatchewan, Canada
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Capricorn Highway | Via Rockhampton, Wycarbah, Queensland 4702, Australia
+61 7 4934 7183
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All reviews cut open thunder eggs couple of hours worth the trip great fun all ages gemstones fossicking rocks lava rockhampton shop heaps caravan hat
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Found some lovely thundereggs and got them cut. Stayed overnight on the Hill in our 22ft caravan, great outlook & sunset. Fossicking for eggs, the gemstone collection, shop and garden are fabulous and a must do & view. Can also buy some lovely stones. This...More

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Ken K, Owner at Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words and appreciation. Mt. Hay proprietors.

Reviewed 2 July 2018

What fun! We all ( grandparents, parents and kids) enjoyed this activity. Very excellent staff who told us much about a Thunder Eggs and the history as well as lore. It was very exciting to try to find the most eggs and to see them...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to stay. Nice camp site, very friendly and helpfully staff, and a great place to fossick for thunder eggs

1  Thank Margo B
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

About 30 minutes west of Rockhampton on the Capricorn highway lies the lava deposits of many thundereggs these are located in Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park. We took the opportunity to do prospecting and hopefully be rewarded with a handful of gems. Having been instructed...More

Thank grafix65
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

A very interesting place with great owners who can tell you all sorts of things about thunder eggs And how exciting is it to see them cut open in front of you with every mineral and crystal pointed out and explained Best bit is when...More

2  Thank cathjl
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Here is something you don’t get to do everyday, find something 120 million years old. Well after a little sweat, dirt and a nine year old knocking a bit of skin off we found heaps of thunder eggs. That’s all the hard work done but...More

1  Thank 4kidsNorthernNsw
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great time fossicking for thunder eggs. It's really easy. You just sift through the workings and find your thunder eggs, take them to the guys who slice through them to reveal the wonders inside. We had a great time.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My boys loved the experience and chance to have a fossick and find a real treasure for their dad. Ken and Don are great, helpful, informative and we learnt a lot. Had no idea thundereggs existed before our visit and now we have our very...More

Thank RosemaryI33
Reviewed 16 July 2017

On the highway to Emerald old signs point the way - well worth it for the kids to fossick for thundereggs - The place has Been in the one family for along time so they know what they are doing. - Its simple you pay...More

Thank AustinVisitz
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

What a great find this was! We booked into the van park and fossicked for the afternoon finding heaps of thunder eggs! The kids were amazed when the very eggs they found were cut for them and will treasure them for years to come! Basic...More

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