Thunderbird Park outdoor adventures for kids

Looking for affordable outdoor adventures for kids? Nestled in the lush rainforest of Tamborine Mountain, Gold Coast, Thunderbird Park is a family-friendly haven with an incredible range of fun outdoor activities for kids and accommodation options that span from camping to luxury. Seamlessly blending adventure with nature, the combination of Thunderbird Park adventures and Cedar Creek Lodges accommodation makes it the perfect affordable family getaway on the Gold Coast.


Diverse accommodation options at Cedar Creek Lodges

Cedar Creek Lodges is the accommodation arm of Thunderbird Park, Gold Coast. And with a range of accommodation options, you’ll find the perfect fit for your nature escape.

Woodlands Family Glamping Tents

The Woodland Family Glamping tents at Cedar Creek Lodges provide an authentic outdoor experience without sacrificing comfort and luxury! These glam tents 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, with all the adventures of Thunderbird Park right next door.

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.

Hillside Lodges

The Hillside Lodges are perfect for families, offering motel-style accommodation in the lush Gold Coast Hinterland. Choose from a range of room configurations to suit your needs.

Camping sites at Thunderbird Park

If you have your own camping equipment, Cedar Creek Lodges has plenty of bush camping sites—powered and unpowered. Enjoy the stunning rock pools of Cedar Creek that flow through the property, take advantage of the modern amenity blocks and communal camp kitchen, and sleep under the stars.


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 rainforest laser skirmish at Thunderbird Park

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. It makes the perfect birthday party idea, school holiday activity, team-building activity 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 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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