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DIG IT, Australia’s first mini excavator park for kids, is NOW OPEN on Tamborine Mountain, and it’s the best, dirtiest fun ever!

Child and parent operating a mini excavator

Call the kids together and start the car, because DIG It, Australia’s first mini excavator park for kids IS OFFICIALLY OPEN, just an hour from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the magnificent Scenic Rim.

Yep, it’s true! Kids get the chance to graduate from the sandpit to the driver’s seat and operate their own mini-excavator, just like a real construction worker, in an outdoor construction zone on a mountain famous for rocks, and at a place that’s legendary for families, Thunderbird Park!

DIG IT has been custom-designed for both children and their parents who love to play (who doesn’t?), featuring a range of activities that are fun, educational and engaging, kids learning about the construction industry, earthworks, engineering, building, the importance of safety, and teamwork. It’s the stuff real memories are made of – and there’s not an iPad or Screen anywhere!

Starring nine magnificent CAT mini-excavators that have been built right here in Queensland, the DIG IT experience is a two hour, never-to-be-forgotten adventure in the driver’s seat – bookings ARE NOW OPEN here

The experience includes: 

Mini Excavator Digging: Kids get hands-on experience operating a mini excavator, digging and moving dirt and rocks. Experienced instructors teach the basics of excavation and safety, making sure that everyone has a great time while staying safe. At the completion of each challenge, kids receive their induction card, meaning at the end of their session they have been fully inducted into the DIG IT worksite!

  • The Dig Zone – kids 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 tonne excavator, using precision, try 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.

Mini Excavator Challenges: this is a great way for kids to test their skills and compete against their friends. They’ll get to navigate obstacle courses and complete tasks, while learning about the importance of teamwork and safety.

And yep, safety is top priority. All operators are trained and experienced, and all safety equipment is provided and all activities are age-appropriate.


For more about the Scenic Rim, where to stay, places to go, want to see, visit

DIG IT – Australia’s first mini excavator park for kids

Thunderbird Park – Tamborine Mountain Road, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland

2 hour sessions – $45 per participant

BOOKINGS website or call 1800 00 DIGIT

Accommodation and campaign available at Thunderbirds Park