Attractions,  Family adventures

Dig It, Tamborine Mountain

Dig It Tamborine Mountain is Queensland’s first mini excavator park for kids big and small! Here, you will sit in the drivers seat of real excavator machinery and participate in construction-inspired activities. It’s fully instructed fun for kids and their parents too! You don’t need any experience, just a willingness to give it a go.

Dig It is split into four zones, with each zone having 3 mini excavators (aside from the RC Zone). After listening to your safety briefing, you get to head out to the Dig Zone and work your way around the four zones during your 2 hour session. At each zone, 3 participants will be on machinery at a time, meaning it rotates through participants pretty quickly and you never have to wait too long for a turn. Once you’ve marked off all four zones on your Induction Card, you’re welcome to revisit any of the zones if you still have some time left over. There are also 2 free play areas that you can use at any time: a large sandpit filled with trucks and mini excavators, and a gravel digging area with shovels, wheelbarrows, gravel and foam building blocks.

Here is an overview of what you can expect in the four zones:

  • The Dig Zone – get trained on a 1.7 tonne excavator, digging in the earth.
  • The Demolition Zone – the challenge is to use the wrecking ball to knock over the Dig IT towers with a BANG.
  • The Croc Zone – on a 1.7 tone excavator, using precision our diggers will be trying to hook a croc!
  • The RC Zone – using state of the art remote control machines like dozers, dump trucks, excavators and rear loaders the kids will get to use machines, just like on the work site.

Children aged 5 years and over can participate on their own, while children under the age of 5 must participate on the lap of a parent. For the children operating solo, parents are welcome to stand on a special platform right beside the machinery, but you are not allowed to touch the machinery – your job is to talk to them and give verbal guidance if needed. I’d definitely recommend taking 2 adults with you if you have 2 or more children.

Need to know

Cost: Tickets are $59 per participant. While Children under the age of 5 must participate in the lap of an adult, there is no charge for that adult. Family and friends are more than welcome to watch each session and there is no charge for observers. Sessions run for two hours and are offered at different times of the day. Bookings are essential.

Location: Dig It, Thunderbird Park, Tamborine Mountain Road, Tamborine Mountain