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The Crystal Caves

69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 2365
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Blew away my expectations

I was totally expecting this to be such a gimmick. I was so wrong. We were given headlamps and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cassie W
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Brisbane, Australia
well worth the visit

we visited with our 2 and 7 year old grandchildren. We had a wonderful visit- both children had a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mandi W
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Melbourne, Australia
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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. Interactive crystal displays allow you to feel and photograph and even crack your own…
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
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+61 7 4091 2365
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"amazing collection"
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"cracking open"
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"the main street"
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"beautiful crystals"
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"real cave"
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"on display"
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"awe inspiring"
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"million years"
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"gift shop"
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"take your time"
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"entry fee"
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"for sale"
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"private collection"
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"crystal collection"
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Reviewed yesterday

I was totally expecting this to be such a gimmick. I was so wrong. We were given headlamps and some instructions and sent off into the "caves". These are obviously manufactured caves off the back of this shop, but they are incredible. He has collected...More

Thank Cassie W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we visited with our 2 and 7 year old grandchildren. We had a wonderful visit- both children had a ball. There is a small kids playroom and plenty of exciting exhibits for the 7 year old. He loved cracking open his own geod. Friendly, helpful...More

Thank Mandi W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Little busy for a couple date, however at the time it was school holidays and a Saturday. The staff were friendly and the crack a Geode was not disappointing. Overall I would recommend to go and explore the self guided tour and the geode cracking...More

Thank Keelan S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the 'caves' as an extended family and all ages were enthralled by the range of minerals, there display and presentation. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful. It was a shame we could only afford an hour and a half here as we still...More

Thank Alan G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

At first I was confused as I imagined the caves to not be man made, and so when I saw the store front it was confusing. However, going into the caves was amazing, it’s very well put together and enjoyable for anyone slightly interested in...More

Thank blaireabel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In this day and age, wheelchairs are becoming more common. Entering the caves was ok, the displays were fantastic, and all was going well until we tried to exit the caves. Disaster. The young girl had to let us out the back end, and I...More

Thank Candy-Stewart
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited with 3 & 7 year olds and both found many amazing displays inside the man-made cave. We spent well over an hour and had we not a schedule to keep to, perhaps would have stayed longer. The kids loved being able to touch...More

Thank skitzochic_84
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit on Wednesday 27/06/18 & we were both very impressed with The Crystal Caves Shop & Caves, friendly staff on arrival, discounts on many Crystals / Gems Stones etc. Beautiful displays of jewellery. The interior very well presented with many choices to browse...More

Thank Stephen N
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your detailed review, yes a cafe in the cave would be pretty zany! but there are already so many cafes in town, and its nice to support each other. I will pass your compliments onto our staff, we are very lucky to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing what u find...all the different crystals/gems....we were there longer than they said it would take to explore the caves....you can even touch and feel some of them.....loved it highly recommended

Thank lesandally2018
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your keen review. Being able to touch the crystals is hugely appreciated by all.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Atherton to see Crystal Caves. We spent way longer than we thought we would! It was so spectacularly done and is my new favourite place. So interesting, incredible collection, the kids loved it! We left with gems, and smiles. The staff were...More

Thank Nina B
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you! It's a common occurance to get lost in the crystal world... so pleased that you had such a fabulous time. Our mission is to put smiles on faces!

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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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