Extraordinary family adventures at Cedar Creek Lodges & Thunderbird Park

Food & Travel, Gold Coast

Embrace the extraordinary with your family at Cedar Creek Lodges & Thunderbird Park, a hidden gem nestled amidst the lush rainforests of Tamborine Mountain. Enjoy an array of unique experiences and accommodation options that seamlessly blend luxury and nature.


Diverse accommodation options

With a range of accommodation options, you’ll find the perfect fit for your nature escape. The Woodlands Family Glamping Tents provide an authentic outdoor experience without sacrificing comfort and luxury! These glam abodes come with a deck and personal fire pit, an outdoor kitchen and a barbecue. Plus, they have ensuite facilities that allow you to shower under the stars with underfloor heating and heated towel rails to keep you cosy in all weather. The Luxe Tent even offers a private plunge pool! It’s the ideal space for your family to relax, bond, and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.


Creek & Forest Lodges: Stylish Family Retreats

The Creek & Forest Lodges are stylish self-contained two-bedroom retreats situated along the picturesque banks of Cedar Creek or nestled amongst trees and birdsong. These lodges also boast well-appointed kitchens for the convenience of home-cooked family meals.


the Rainforest Restaurant Cedar Creek Lodges Gold Coast

The Rainforest Restaurant, Cedar Creek Lodges, Gold Coast


Dine amidst nature’s splendour at The Rainforest Restaurant

Indulge in a culinary journey like no other at the Rainforest Restaurant, where creative and tantalising tapas-style share plates come to life in the heart of a tranquil rainforest setting.
The menu is a celebration of local suppliers and produce, offering a contemporary and inventive take on flavours that will delight your palate. To complement your dining experience, the carefully curated wine list features a selection of international, Australian, regional, and local wines, liqueurs and craft beers.


The Dig It experience for kids at Thunderbird Park

But the excitement doesn’t end with the accommodation! Australia’s first mini excavator park for kids, Dig It, is the latest adventure drawcard at Thunderbird Park, and it’s available to all guests at Cedar Creek Lodges. Prepare yourself for real excavator machinery and construction-inspired activities where the kids are in the driver’s seat! Fully instructed fun awaits kids and parents alike. You don’t need any prior experience, or even a driver’s license—just a willingness to give it a go!


Kids Dig It Experience at Thunderbird Park Gold Coast

Kids Dig It experience at Thunderbird Park, Gold Coast


Get active with laser skirmish in the rainforest at Cedar Creek

Thunderbird Park has created a one-of-a-kind Gold Coast hinterland attraction with its unique new combat entertainment – thrilling laser skirmish in the rainforest. The Gold Coast Hinterland rainforest provides a scenic yet authentic jungle warfare experience like no other. Move through the dense rainforest scrub and eliminate enemy players. There are plenty of trees and bushes to allow you to take cover from enemy fire, and the terrain changes the further you work your way into the playing area.

This is one of the largest and best laser skirmish experiences on the Gold Coast, thanks to the natural forest terrain provided by the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland that surrounds Mt Tamborine. And makes the perfect birthday party idea, school holiday activity, team building or group activity!

Thunderbird Park Laser Skirmish

Laser skirmish at Thunderbird Park


Where adventure meets nature’s tranquillity

As your family’s adventure continues at Thunderbird Park, you’ll discover a wealth of activities to delight everyone. From high ropes courses at TreeTop Challenge to free bird feeding and thunderegg fossicking, there’s no shortage of excitement for families. And for those seeking opportunities to truly reconnect to nature, the property boasts 112 hectares of lush rainforests for serene bush walks and swimming in the rock pools where you can appreciate the serene beauty of the hinterland.


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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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