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The Crystal Caves

69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 2365
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Historic Village Herberton Day Trip from Cairns Including Paronella Park and...
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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 tunnels and grottos with million year old natural crystals and prehistoric fossils. Interactive crystal displays allow you to feel and photograph and even crack your own…
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“man made” (17 reviews)
“crack open” (5 reviews)
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69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We all really enjoyed it. Man made cave with his personal gemstone crystal collection. The largest amethyst was huge. The kids loved exploring and being able to touch them. You get little headlamps to wear so you can see. Definitely worth the drive. We enjoyed...More

Thank Shannon C
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your review. Nice to hear the kids had a lovely exploration. I hope you found some lovely mementoes in our shop. Our stock changes a lot, so don't be surprised if we tempt you again if you return - Ghis

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I didn't really know what to expect being man made and in a shop but it was a good experience. Kids can be let loose to touch which was great and they loved the experienceMore

Thank Kevin840
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Ha ha, its nice to let the kids loose isn't it! René always thought it important to introduce nature to kids in an interactive way, with technology these days that is even more true. I hope they touched everything, lifted what they could and dipped...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

Unique attraction worth a visit. The staff are friendly and help with advice ang information about the display as well as the shop area.

Thank Alan G
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your kind words about staff. There is always so much for them to learn about the stock. We are fortunate to have such dedicated staff. Ghis

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend going to The Crystal Caves at Atherton. As locals you get locals discount when going into the cave. We all enjoyed walking through the cave to view all the precious gems that have been collected from all over the world. Very interesting for...More

Thank chrissyhabermann
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

We love hosting locals. Since we have been here for 30 years this year, we find many locals are visiting for a second or third time. Or parents that visited as a child are now bringing their own children... goodness, I feel so old! Lol....More

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend the crystal caves for everyone! We went for a trip out of interest and the caves are amazing. There has been so much effort out into the construction and maintenance and it is fantastic that you can get up close and personal with...More

Thank ChelseaKnight
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

Thank you for your enthusiastic review Chelsea. Being able to touch is what makes our museum so unique. I'm glad you managed with the pram, I know it is a bit tight here and there but then we are trying to give that unique caving...More

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time in the Crystal Caves it's the best display of crystals I've ever seen. Thanks to Rene, the owner, Australians and overseas visitors can have a magical experience with crystals. Christine

Thank Christine C
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thank you Christine. It has been said that we have the best international collection in the country. And the magical experience of encouraging visitors to touch is unique in the world I am sure. thanks for your review

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The staff at the Crystal Caves are so incredibly helpful and friendly. In particular the young man on the ticketing counter who then also served us in the shop. You are an absolute credit to the establishment. We throughly enjoyed making our way through the...More

Thank AngiePia
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We have several young men that work here so I am not sure who helped you, but I will tell them all and they will no doubt each claim the credit. lol. When you have such a...More

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Kids can climb through tunnels with head lamps and see and touch real crystals in the caves. Way more fun and kooky than your average museum. Great way to engage kids in geology.More

Thank WanderingCara
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

I love your use of the word 'Kooky', if you had met René then you would know that this word perfectly suits his personality. The purpose of building it this way was indeed to engage more people and share his love of crystals, I am...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

As people from Cairns we go up and visit the Tablelands on a regular basis. If we are in Atherton the Chrystal cave is always on our to do list. Our daughter loves cracking the geodes abd has already a collection of them. The Museum...More

Thank Tanja F
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Shhhh, don't tell everyone about the chocolate rocks, I like tricking the kids by munching away on the rocks in front of them, the response is priceless... Thank you for your lovely review and your loyalty.

Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great place to take the whole family, informative and helpful staff. Definitely a must do for the whole family. Was so good to see all the different crystals and to be able to purchase them afterwards if you wanted.

Thank Kalulli
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

The Crystal Caves is definitely a family experience. while the young ones love the cave experience, mum and dad appreciate the massive collection of crystals and fossils on display. Thank you for your kind review

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Kerri R
17 May 2017|
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Response from wildbrumby58 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Crystal Caves is wheelchair friendly, as the entire caves section is all ramps.
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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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