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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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69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

My family absolutely love the cave!! An amazing range of gems great for unique gift ideas. Staff friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Rachel G
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Great pun! It's pretty easy to be friendly when you work in such a pleasant atmosphere

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

What an absolute treasure! Nowhere on earth will you see a collection as extensive and rare as this. Simply amazing.

Thank Rachel W
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Wow, what a wonderful response to René's life's work. Thank you!

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This sweet little spot is located in central Atherton. It’s super easy to get to and the staff are really friendly. We did the cave walk which displays a large amount of precious gems to look at at your own pace, tee-d with your own...More

Thank Sasha J
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review. You have summed up The Crystal Caves perfectly. Hopefully you had a crack at a geode. it is great fun1

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This place is honestly an enchanting experience and the friendly staff are super helpful with everything and are open to helping newbies such as myself

Thank An0nym0us_Barista
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thanks for your kind words. René was a newbie once, now look at him. He's got a cave full of crystals... lol. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Kids just loved the experience particularly crack a geode!!! Clearly the owners are very passionate. We had a great time. The staff are so so friendly and helpful. Makes for a great visit.

Thank Karlisa L
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for your great review. I do thoroughly enjoy hosting the 'crack a geode' experience. I just love seeing kids faces light up when they see the crystals inside for the first time! And lucky for us, we get to see them every day.

Reviewed 27 December 2017

Dropped in to get Xmas gifts for family members. Lovely ladies and with great customer service. Spent a bit of time there looking at all the exquisite items on show

Thank Ellen O
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you! I will be sure to pass your compliments onto our dedicated staff.

Reviewed 14 December 2017

We were a bit hesitant to go to the Crystal Caves when we learned it wasn't a natural cave.... but we are SO glad we decided to go anyways! A true philanthropist who's decided to share with the world one of the most amazing collections...More

Thank Ryan_Deyonker
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

What a magnificent review! Thank you. I believe you have captured exactly what Rene set out to do. With more than 600 individual pieces in the museum, you could go through several times and not see everything.

Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

The caves were a lot of fun. It was great that the children could touch and explore the crystals. Our nephew also loved the head lamps. We would highly recommend to other young families visiting the area.More

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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

The fact that you can touch most of the crystals AND fossils is probably our biggest point of difference with other mineralogical museums worldwide. It is pretty special to be able to touch the jaw of the woolly mammoth and an ancient crocodile skull. I...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Sparkly and educational. We took our visitors through the maze of created tunnels that have been built behind the shop by the extremly passionate family who have spent a lifetime gathering a wonderful collection of Gems and Fossils. The kids loved the playful and educational...More

Thank Maerey H
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We aim to make it educational as well as fun so that kids especially can enjoy learning. We have recently opened a kids room where the little one (and sometimes not so little...) can fossick for gems in a...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Came back here after a 10 year gap and found they have added quite a lot. More information and uv glowing mineral specimens. One tip if you look through some of the free brochures at visitor information they have 20% off vouchersMore

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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks for taking the time to have another look at The Crystal Caves. Last year, we celebrated 30 years since Rene first started building a cave at the back of his shop. Now it is more than 300 square meters. Hopefully, you will get the...More

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Heather g
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$25 in to the caves
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Kerri R
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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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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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