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Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird ParkThe Family Destination

Adventure joins nature at Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain. Spanning 112 hectares, this rainforest retreat is perfect for both day trips and extended vacations. Whether you're seeking an affordable mountain adventure, a romantic getaway, or a family retreat, Cedar Creek Lodges offers it all. Immerse yourself in the beauty of ancient rainforests and a variety of thrilling activities.

Things to do at Thunderbird Park

Explore Thunderbird Park, home to the largest collection of Gemstone-filled Thundereggs from prehistoric volcanic lava. Embark on a treasure hunt and engage with Rockodile, the resident rock expert. Conquer the Treetop Challenge, Australia's lengthiest and highest adventure ropes course, as you ascend cable ladders, traverse rope bridges, zip through the air on a flying fox, navigate tunnels, balance on suspended trunks, and take daring leaps from impressive heights. For an exhilarating experience, embark on the Canyon Flyer canopy zipline tour. Thunderbird Park promises an array of thrilling adventures for all!

High ropes coarse at the Thunderbird Park
Horse riding adventures at Thunderbird Park
Fossicking at Thunderbird Park

Go horse trail riding, bush walking or play laser skirmish. Guests can explore the natural bushland along the walking tracks, swim in the resort pool or natural rock pools, and play mini golf, volleyball or tennis. Yoga, tai chi and body treatments can be arranged. School holidays need never be boring. Thunderbird Park offers half-day and full-day activity programs plus three-day group holiday camps for children aged seven to 14 years.

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Dig it - Mini Excavator Park

Dig it Mini Excavation Park
Explore the perfect blend of fun and education for your kids at Mini Excavator Digging with Dig IT on Mount Tamborine! In this interactive program, experienced instructors guide kids through hands-on activities with a 1.7-tonne excavator, ensuring they learn excavation basics and safety protocols while having a blast. Completing challenges earns them an induction card, certifying their full worksite induction.

The adventure unfolds across four zones: the Dig Zone for excavator training, the Demolition Zone with a wrecking ball challenge, the Croc Zone for precision excavation, and the RC Zone featuring remote-controlled heavy machinery. Mini Excavator Challenges add a competitive edge, letting kids navigate obstacle courses and tasks, and fostering teamwork and safety awareness. Tailored for age appropriateness, this program guarantees a secure and enjoyable experience. Don't miss out—enroll your kids in Mini Excavator Digging today for an unforgettable, skill-building adventure. 

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Food And Drinks

Dining at Thunderbird Park
Conveniently located within Thunderbird Park, dining options abound with the Rainforest Restaurant and the Terrace Kiosk, each offering delectable fare in picturesque surroundings. The Rainforest Restaurant presents a buffet BBQ breakfast, dinner, and event hosting, creating an ideal setting for parties or serene dining amidst the hinterland. Catering to diverse preferences, the menu includes gluten-free and vegetarian choices, allowing visitors to savour a range of dishes amidst the soothing ambience of the rainforest. 

The popular Terrace Kiosk provides a more laid-back experience, featuring an affordable menu with snacks, meals, and beverages. Indulge in items like pizzas, burgers, freshly baked baguettes, as well as ice creams and cold drinks, making it a perfect spot for a quick bite or a leisurely lunch against the backdrop of scenic vistas. 

Accommodation Options 

Glamping tent at Thunderbird Park
Discover Thunderbird Park's diverse accommodation options for families wanting to go on an adventure holiday. The accommodation includes bush campsites, caravan sites and renovated Bush Lodges, and the new Glamping tent offers a touch of glamour. Caravan and bush campsites offer a natural oasis with translucent rock pools along Cedar Creek. Choose from powered and unpowered sites, complete with modern amenities and a communal camp kitchen. The Woodlands glamping on Tamborine Mountain provides a luxurious camping experience with a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, offering the perfect blend of nature and comfort.

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Accessible Facilities

Thunderbird Park has been purposefully designed to cater to individuals with moderate mobility, offering fixtures to aid balance, specifically accommodating those who use walking frames and mobility aids.

  • The facilities are wheelchair-friendly, ensuring ease of access for individuals using wheelchairs.
  • Thunderbird Park accommodates individuals with high support needs, permitting them to travel with a support person for added assistance.
  • Inclusivity is a priority at Thunderbird Park, welcoming individuals who are deaf or have hearing loss and ensuring they have accessible facilities for a seamless experience.

Contact Information

Thunderbird Park
Corner Cedar Creek Falls Rd
Tamborine Mountain, 4272
Phone: 07 5545 1468

Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

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