Jingeri and welcome!
Here at Thunderbird Park, we endeavour to offer an inclusive experience to all our guests to allow each of our visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature and reap the benefits our park has to offer.
We have a specially designed accessible accommodation room The Rosella Room, This room is located within our Wallaby Lodge with north-easterly hilltop views of the park down to the towering eucalypts of Tamborine National Park. The room is located on the northern end of the building approximately 2m from the car park, the front door to The Rosella Room has a 10cm step into the room however there is rear door access to the room with a ramp available on request.
The bathroom has seamless access from the main room to bathroom to the shower with no lip or steps within the room. Both the shower and toilet have rail supports for ease of access.
We currently do not have accessible bathrooms available within our campgrounds, however we will be building a new campground amenity facility which will feature an accessible bathroom and a family’s bathroom.
We are also in the process of converting three more of our Hilltop rooms into accessible rooms. For more information please view our upcoming projects in the park!
To check in and enjoy our variety of dining options and venues in the main building there is accessible parking at the front of the carpark within meters of our main entry ramp, to enter the building there are no steps through the doorway and we have long handles on the main door to assist access, our reception staff are always happy to assist if needed. We have an open plan layout through the main building with access to the restaurant and bar and through to our kiosk outside.
There is an accessible bathroom available in the main building located just past our art gallery.
Functions and Events:
For our guests who use wheelchairs or have limited mobility we recommend our Miners Lantern or our Rafters venues for your functions or events. These both are located at our main building with the accessible bathroom available. The Miner’s Lantern is most accessible with double winging door access and located within meters of the accessible bathroom. The Rafters building is separated from the main building and is accessible via a paved ramp of approximately 10m.
All our event venues do have ramps accessibility to the venue with new paths and ramps having been installed in our Island Glade venue recently. We currently do not have Accessible bathrooms located in these venues.
We have an abundance of activities on offer at thunderbird park for both the adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing escape, we have listed our most accessible experiences below however everyone has different abilities, and nobody knows your limits like yourself, so we do ask you to contact the activity providers for further information if you feel more than capable of the challenges on offer!
Located by our Terrace Kiosk our staff hold a daily free bird feeding at 2pm each day. This is all access and available for all our guests to enjoy. Our trained staff will feed the birds a special bird feed to supplement their existing diet in a sustainable and supportive environment.
Next door to our park is the magnificent Cedar Creek Falls Track within Tamborine National Park. We have a walking track through our park to Cedar Creek Falls, however there is accessible parking available within the national park. Once in the National Park there is an array of picnic options, toilet facilities and the centrepiece of the trail the incredible Cedar Creek Falls, the trail to the lookout is 500m return and rated a grade 1 trail suitable for wheelchair access. This is a combination of paved concrete and wooden boardwalk.
The track to the base of the waterfall is a more intense grade 3 trail of 1.1km return, this track is paved with handrails for most of the track however it entails steep inclines/declines, many steps and is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
Have you heard of pickleball!? It is the fastest growing game in the USA and it is taking Australia by storm! It has been celebrated by all ages and abilities and is often being used as a low impact sport for physical therapies world wide! A mixture of table tennis and court tennis it is a fantastic game that is inclusive for all abilities! Access to the courts is currently via steps or the grassed hill, we hope to expand our pathways to include this activity to make it even more accessible for all!
The newest of our attractions, it is a hands-on excavator experience for all ages and encourages those of different abilities to take part in the fun! Contact the team today to get dirty and dig up a good time!
This activity is a great low impact activity for the whole family, while not wheelchair accessible this course suitable for those who may not be able to participate in our higher impact activities. Guests can easily see the course from our Terrace Kiosk and decide on the day if they would like to participate!
Check out our Activities page to find out more activities on offer! Most of our activities are run by separate businesses so inquiries are to be made to each activity separately.