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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 crystal collection on display private collection gift shop for sale entry fee rose quartz well worth the visit unique experience gems geodes stone fossils
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've liked this place on Instagram for a while and finally have come and brought my hubby and 9 year old not knowing if they would like it or not. Well we all loved it! The self tour was so interesting and showcased some absolute...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trishas997
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collection is outstanding and was not to be expected in such a rather small town ... Displayed in some artificial caves where you often have to bend your head for not hitting it and to crawl on the ground to see all the exhibits...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SwissCity
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Some people may feel the authenticity is taken a trifle too far when they have to duck down to move around artificial caves (NB I am not tall and I had to - so fair warning to those who are), but the exhibits are lovingly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mythaluk
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I loved this place, it has the most amazing collection of crystals and is well worth a visit. Also loved cracking a geode at the end to. One of my trip highlights

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beck G
Reviewed October 13, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank xxallyx
Reviewed October 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 74kduggan
Reviewed October 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Softballdad241
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alison H
Reviewed October 4, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Heather g
July 21, 2018|
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Response from lesandally2018 | Reviewed this property |
$25 in to the caves
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Kerri R
May 17, 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
August 28, 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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