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The Crystal Caves

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One hour from Cairns on the Atherton Tableland, share one man’s passion for crystals and fossils. On this self-guided tour, you journey through 300m2 of man-made tunnels and grottos with million year old natural crystals and prehistoric fossils...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
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All reviews amazing collection cracking open beautiful crystals real cave on display crystal collection million years gift shop entry fee take your time for sale private collection unique experience well worth the visit take photos amethyst gems
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great for crystal lovers for sure. Awesome to see all the different crystals displayed in such a unique way. Crack a geode when your done while you are there it was super fun for the crystal lover like me! Make sure you pick a light...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little set up to discover a variety of gem stones, with lots of details of where they come from. Up close and personal experience with head torches & hard helmets for little ones. Doesn't take to long to participate & a little pricey for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife loves crystals and with a day up our sleeve it was a no brainer. the driver up to the table lands is only an hour and a half with lots to see and do if you wish to stop and look around. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovers of fossils and crystals will love this. Creatively displayed pieces and very hands on. Great for families.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been wanting to take my boys to the Crystal Caves for a long time and we finally went ahead and did it and I am so glad we did. It completely exceeded my expectations and we had so much fun exploring Rene's handmade...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jonah expertly split a geode to please our 3 little ones and took plenty of time, explained crystal types, keeping our young ones rivetted. Thanks Jonah!! Only negative was pricing to walk through self guided tour - no concession rates, costly for a family, takes...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For true rock hounds and geologists this is a must see. The specimens are truly amazing and there is a great variety of things to marvel at. I personally spent 2 hours in the caves exploring and marveling at the collection but would have spent...More

Thank Somechillguy
Ghis G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are some chill guy! Thank you for that review. Seems to me that you are a true rockhound and we appreciate that you fully get what Rene is trying to achieve. Being able to touch and interact is pretty unusual for a mineralogical museum...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the grandchildren to the underground cave here in September 2018. They loved it and squealed all the way through. Loved the water feature with the rose quartz boulders and Large Amethyst, it was the highlight for me too. So worth a visit for children...More

Thank MarianneAus
Ghis G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the kids to experience the self guided tour. The crystal brook surrounding the large amethyst is new this year! Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 12 September 2018

This attraction was highly recommended to us by the Information Centre in Cairns so we added it to our visit list on our tour of the Atherton Tablelands. I wasn't expecting it to be a shop front in the middle of town, I thought it...More

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Ghis G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Lorraine, to think you were so close and missed out on the self guided tour! Thank you for visiting the store and it sounds like you had a lovely time all the same. I will make mention to the team that the museum was...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

I usually avoid quirky places like this but once over the doorstep I was really impressed by the selection and prices. The staff are very helpful. The range of products available was immense, lots to tempt you and at all prices

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Ghis G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Great that you made it over the threshold into our wonderful world of crystals :). we certainly do have a large range of jewellery, homewares and crystals on offer

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Heather g
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Response from lesandally2018 | Reviewed this property |
$25 in to the caves
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Kerri R
17 May 2017|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
The caves are very accessible. Take your time - it's amazing what you will find tucked away in the walls. The shop is also very interesting, whether you buy or not. Staff are very friendly. A very pleasant way to spend... More
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llpacey
28 August 2015|
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Response from Ghislaine G | Property representative |
Hi, cracking a geode starts at $20 and goes right up to $200 depending on the size. remember that if you select one and the opening is very small or the crystals are dull, you get to choose another...
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