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The Crystal Caves Self-Guided Tour provided by The Crystal Caves

The Crystal Caves Self-Guided Tour

The Crystal Caves Self-Guided Tour
4.5
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About
Journey through Rene’s man-made tunnels and grottos as you share his passion of natural crystals and prehistoric fossils on a self-guided tour of the Crystal Caves. Covering an area of 300 sq meters, the interactive displays allow you to touch and photograph over 600 specimens.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 68936P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Self-guide briefing of The Crystal Caves
  • Use of Headlamp
  • Souvenir guidebook ‘René’s World
  • Unlimited time to see and touch over 600 crystals and fossils
  • Unlimited photo opportunities
  • Free WiFi
  • 300m2 of man-made tunnels & grottos
  • Gift and Jewellery shop
  • Entry/Admission - The Crystal Caves
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from accommodation
Duration
1–2 hours
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers
Inclusions
  • Self-guide briefing of The Crystal Caves
  • Use of Headlamp
  • Souvenir guidebook ‘René’s World
  • Unlimited time to see and touch over 600 crystals and fossils
  • Unlimited photo opportunities
  • Free WiFi
  • 300m2 of man-made tunnels & grottos
  • Gift and Jewellery shop
  • Entry/Admission - The Crystal Caves
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from accommodation
Duration
1–2 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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4.5
29 reviews
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Jason S
Toowoomba, Australia17 contributions
Great tour for the stone lovers
Sep 2021
This was an interesting tour that displayed a wide range of crystals and stones. Some of the displays you could handle the specimens. The cracking a geode (extra cost) was great fun for the kids and interesting to see the contents for the first time. The staff were also helpful.
Written October 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
xamiam
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our staff.
Written October 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dominic
33 contributions
An absolute gem of a place
Fantastic place to visit, we went on the self-guided tour with the additional cost to crack our own geodes to keep. The self-guided tour was deceptively large and was fascinating to wander through the man-made caves and look at the numerous minerals and crystals strewn throughout. The geode cracking was exceptionally good fun and quite addictive to crack open a rock and see the crystals inside! Definitely worth a visit!
Written September 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
xamiam
Thanks for the lovely review, sounds like you had a blast!
Written September 30, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kimalin20
Gladstone, Australia19 contributions
Overpriced
Jul 2021 • Couples
The self guided tour of "cave" very over priced. Brochure makes the cave look better than it is. The shop itself is great. Crack your own geode is ok. Should have skipped th cave and just cracked the geode.
Written July 31, 2021
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xamiam
What a shame you did not enjoy the self guided tour. Considering it is a very unusual museum, it is indeed difficult to promote, but rest assured that any photos in the brochure were definitely taken in the museum. I am pleased that we redeemed ourselves with the crack a geode experience.
Written August 1, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jemma W
1 contribution
Great family outing
Jun 2021 • Family
I couldn't believe it was dog friendly. The kids and I had a very enjoyable time walking through with our pup. My 5 year old was absolutely enthralled. Service was great from all the staff we encountered.
Written July 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
xamiam
It's crazy isn't it, taking your dog through the museum. Rene is a keen dog lover himself, he wouldn't have it any other way
Written August 1, 2021
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Janna M
Ballarat, Australia48 contributions
Worth a visit
This has the potential to be tacky, but I was surprised at how great this museum and shop were!
The 'caves' were so well done and my 4 year old was enthralled, and ran from item to item with much excitement. Even us adults were amazed by the exhibit.
At the conclusion he cracked his own geode, which he loved. We also purchased a few other items from the shop.
Definitely worth a visit if you're nearby.
Written June 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
xamiam
Sometimes when we are in our storeroom at the back we hear the excitement in the kids voices, it is very rewarding. So glad we were able to exceed your expectations
Written August 1, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

valdab76
Brisbane, Australia62 contributions
Big thumbs up from our 6 year old!!
On a self drive trip to the Atherton tablelands, during our visit to NQ, we saw the pamphlet for the Crystal Caves at another stop. Very spontaneously, we decided to stop here for a short visit, as our son currently is very interested in gem stones. Several hours later, we left with big smiles all round and hands full of new gems. We were all pleasantly surprised at how amazing this collection is, as seen on the tour, with great value for money. Definitely recommend cracking your own geode. Gems to take home very reasonable priced. Staff very helpful and friendly. We will definitely make a return visit sometime!
Written May 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
xamiam
Thank you for that lovely review. It's always nice when a spontaneous decision ends well!
Written May 31, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jake
3 contributions
Fun activity on the way
May 2021 • Couples
Stopped here on my way to Cairns, and found it very interesting. Worth the price! Well set up and friendly staff.
Written May 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
xamiam
Thanks so much. Glad you had a great time.
Written May 29, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mar D
2 contributions
Great activity for everyone
Our visit to Crystal Caves exceeded our expectations. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The crystals were amazing. The caves are beautifully presented and you are able to touch the pieces. We spent far longer than planned in the caves and shop.
Written April 12, 2021
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xamiam
It is easy for time to slip away isn't it? I will pass your kind comments onto our staff.
Written April 13, 2021
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christina p
15 contributions
Amazing hands on display
Apr 2021 • Family
Loved this experience, the self guided cave walk is a magical journey. Serene soundscape and an incredible range of crystals and fossils. Small crawl in tunnels for kids, glow in the dark fluorescent minerals, and a massive 3 metre amethyst geode surrounded by running water and a rose quartz river. The exhibits are designed to be touched.
I was a bit doubtful about the value for money of this tour but I loved it, as did the group of adults and teenagers we were travelling with.
Written April 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
xamiam
Thanks so much for your lovely review and I appreciate that you liked the music. It was custom made by an Australian group called Kallidad.
Written April 12, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

amanda p
2 contributions
Everyone in their life time should experience
Nov 2020 • Family
What an amazing experience, my children from 16-4yrs loved every minute from the front of the shop all the whole way throughout.
Highly recommend
Written November 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
xamiam
Awe Thanks! What a lovely thing to say.
Written June 1, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: The Crystal Caves
SimGleeson83
SimGleeson83
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Requested second Visit
This was our second visit to the Crystal caves. Our 10yr old really wanted to come again. Spectacular set up it is
knickerbocker78
knickerbocker78
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Must see for the precious stone enthusiast
We added this place to our travel itinerary due to my sons (14) love of fossils and precious stones. This place did
Lisa122019
Lisa122019
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Amazing!
Definitely worth a visit. There is a spectacular display of gemstones! The whole family loved it. The shop has many
Pantherboy
Pantherboy
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Brilliant experience
I have driven past The Crystal Caves hundreds of times when passing through Atherton and have always thought I have
Ting828
Ting828
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Gems of all types
Despite just window shopping, I had to drop a review purely based off the customer service. We were warmly greeted
trav3773r1984
trav3773r1984
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A delight for young children
Called in on our way back from camping in Atherton. Our young children 4 & 5 yrs enjoyed running around and explori
coachfos_aus
coachfos_aus
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Awesome must see in Atherton
This has to be a must see when in Atherton. Staff are extremely helpful and nothing is to much trouble. Take the cr
CodyMav
CodyMav
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Let loose the explorer in you
The Crystal Caves is a shopfront to a self guided walk through a very interesting collection. Many unique formation
Maroskefamilyholiday
Maroskefamilyholiday
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Break a rock open
I had to come back and see if I could get myself a amethyst rock. Not knowing what I would get so I looked at the b
abbythings
abbythings
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Just AWESOME- do it!
I’m a rock hoarder - but this collection is displayed in the absolute best way for anyone and everyone to enjoy. I
kandiklaws
kandiklaws
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The Gem of the Atherton Tablelands
I've been visiting the crystal caves since I was a child as I have a lot of relatives who live in and around the At
Bandit1957VH
Bandit1957VH
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A great day with a grandson
It was brilliant so much to see it's great to take your time and admire the beauty of what nature has created
suzthornley8
suzthornley8
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Sues opinion
The shop area was very well presented with a wide range of crystals ,specimens,and beautiful jewelry,plus so much m
IPryor56
IPryor56
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Bloody beauty!
My 8 yo GrandDaughter & I were completely in our element at the Caves. We spent many hours admiring the crystals an
aquarianjc26
aquarianjc26
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Crystal Caves ...... Awesome
absolutely loved it. great display and a good range of products to buy. friendly staff and loved cracking the geod
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