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Crystal Mountain

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80 Candia Road | West Auckland, Auckland Central, Auckland 0614, New Zealand
+64 9-833 5033
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I have to agree with the some of other reviewers

Crystal Mountain is just down the road about 5 minutes away. Seriously last time I went was years... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
19edh
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Auckland, New Zealand
Don’t waste your money

We went to Crystal Mountain today and although I wasn’t expecting too much I was at least expecting... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Susan C
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London, United Kingdom
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Crystal Mountain is West Auckland's Premier Tourist Attraction loaded with fun activities and much to see and do.This exciting purpose built gallery houses New Zealand’s largest selection of Crystals and Minerals from around the world and has been specifically built for easy access for visitors of all ages, regardless of physical ability and will delight old and young alike with many rare and beautiful specimens are available both on exhibit and for sale, Travel by elevator to the heart of Crystal Mountain to our world class Crystal Mine Museum where you will find a world class exhibition, of rare and exquisite crystals and minerals directly imported and sourced from mines around the world & beyond, an educational experience that will delight all ages.Besides our world class collection of crystals and minerals, Crystal Mountain also offers Beautiful semi-precious gifts and souvenirs you will treasure, at realistic prices. A wonderful collection is available for sale - many of which have been designed by our own company.Even the most passionate collectors will find something special to add to their natural or polished specimen collection. A Large selection of semi-precious stone pendants, bead necklaces and bracelets, unique designs of sterling silver pendants, rings, bracelets, earrings etc…Set with quality faceted semi-precious gems and cabochons are also available.Fabulous food is another specialty at Crystal Mountain treat yourself to a delicious café lunch & Espresso coffee at Café on the Rock while the kids journey through the Exotic Animal Park on the Crystal Mountain Express train, Feed the friendly animals, Pan for Crystals, Bungy jump on the bungy tramp, have a Pony ride or ride on the new state of the art Gonzales Roller Coaster recently imported from Italy.Set on 40 acres, in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges it is a peaceful oasis just 20 km from Auckland C.B.D.
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18 Oct 2017
“Place of two halves”
8 Oct 2017
“Expensive!”
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80 Candia Road | West Auckland, Auckland Central, Auckland 0614, New Zealand
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+64 9-833 5033
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Crystal Mountain is just down the road about 5 minutes away. Seriously last time I went was years ago but I had a relative who wanted to go have a look and get some lunch. "A waste of money" absolutely! The food was tasteless and...More

2  Thank 19edh
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We went to Crystal Mountain today and although I wasn’t expecting too much I was at least expecting it to be ok... no I was wrong it was rubbish.. we paid $15 per adult and $5 for a pony ride for my almost 2 year...More

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This morning my husband and I visited Crystal mountain with my daughter n our 4 year old grandson. The coffee was great!! Little grandson wanted a ride on the train n I had seen a list of prices on the coffee counter. Train was $5...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We used to love taking kids - but now there's hardly anything here to warrant the prices charged. Plus they never seem to have enough staff & have to close one activity to run another (and goodness knows there aren't enough activities to start with)....More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Would suggest going to butterfly garden or zoo instead. The facility is very very old and run down , admission prices are high for what you are getting out of it. Every service is an extra $$ so prepare to pay. I wouldn’t risk going...More

1  Thank Nataliya O
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We visited with six grandchildren which became a rather expensive outing for what was on offer. The display of crystals, the mine and the shop are very tidily presented and are interesting. We did not make use of the cafe except to buy and ice...More

1  Thank JackAuckland
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I visited here yesterday with my two young grandchildren. Cost $35 per small child and $15 entry fee for me. That would be ok if there was more to do and see, but there is only 1 small rollercoaster, a tractor ride and a ride...More

1  Thank Dianne R
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a hidden gem of a place to take the whole family. The crystal shop is incredible but there is so much more to see. You can go down the mine to the museum, or outside for a train ride to see the animals...More

4  Thank Lesley B
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Watching chickens outside the cafe while deciding not to buy anything. The big expensive geodes are nice but for educational value it is a show don't tell affair initially. However for kids there is a mini train circuit, farm animals to see and interact with,...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times with my children when we lived in NZ and they always loved it. This trip I had to go buy some stones and crystals for my sons back home which are very interested in how the world was formed....More

Thank PacificJewell
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Robyn938
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Response from blai99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes lots of crystals for sale and coffee food etc is good. It us the entertainment park that is not worth the effort.
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