Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

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Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Mysterious Sites • Gardens • Playgrounds
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A short scenic journey into Byron’s hinterland lies a tranquil and magical sanctuary. Welcome to the home of the largest and most beautiful natural crystals in the world where you can sit in an ancient amethyst cave. The Crystal Castle with its peaceful ambience and exquisite natural splendour is a place of wonder for everyone. Stand between two of the tallest crystals on earth or take flight in the Wings to Eternity mural. Wander through the tranquil Shambhala Gardens revealing the wonder of sacred statues and towering bamboo then touch the World Peace Stupa. Join in daily guided experiences including the famous Peace Experience. Enjoy breathtaking views from the terrace while you sip on fresh local coffee, enjoy a delicious lunch and homemade desserts. Discover the jewel of Byron and enrich your spirit. Only 20 minutes from Byron Bay and 40 minutes from Gold Coast airport. Open 10am - 5pm (NSW time) Except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
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Ben_Parks
Melbourne, Australia99 contributions
Take your time
Apr 2021 • Friends
The gardens are stunning, especially the shrines & the bamboo. The views are worthwhile too.
Please ensure you leave enough time to properly explore & experience, sadly I was rushed.
As mush as I enjoyed visiting, it is quite pricy.
There is also a touching memorial to Tori Johnson.
Written June 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We warmly appreciate your feedback as it helps us to provide more enriching experiences for our guests. Our team of over 70 passionate locals provide an opportunity for guests to easily spend 4 to 6 hours here and even up to a full day when attending the free workshop experiences that we offer daily, as part of the entry fee. Hope you can visit us again. Bright blessings!
Written June 16, 2021
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DENNIS C
4 contributions
Loved it and would recommend it to anyone
May 2021
I was travelling around the north coast of NSW and happened upon Crystal Castle and loved it. i think it has something for everyone but it isn't cheap so make sure you take your credit card a great day out and you could spend all day there
Written May 11, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Dennis. We really appreciate the positive feedback and look forward to welcoming you back!
Written May 13, 2021
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codebeans
Sydney, Australia666 contributions
It’s An Experience
May 2021
Well-kept gardens by volunteers. Need approximately 5 hours to cover the ground including a relaxing lunch and gift shop visit. Mostly rose quartz and amethysts. There are some Buddhism spiritual symbolic experience and statues of Hindu gods. That sums it all.

I pre-booked online but still end up in the same queue to get the tickets. Before I came I emailed the gardens for enquirers but they didn’t reply. This place is run by volunteers I guess we can’t expect much but if they are charging $39 per adult it would be nice to have some basic level of customer service /care.

Gift shop was okay. I was planning to buy stuff but didn’t buy any. I find more interesting stuff in crystal shops in Sydney. If you have not been to one of these gardens it’s a good experience to visit. Garden don’t open daily pls check schedule on their website.
Written May 5, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We warmly appreciate your feedback as it helps us to provide more enriching experiences for our guests. Bright blessings!
Written May 10, 2021
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Frankie
1 contribution
Overpriced and dull
Apr 2021 • Couples
$39 per adult to walk around for 1 hour and see statues and crystals? If you're Buddhist and spiritual, you will get something out of it.
Anyone else, you're better off walking through a nursery for free or driving to a lookout for views of the hinterland..... once again for free.
Written April 23, 2021
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We thank you kindly for your feedback. In this month’s survey of over 100 participants, there were 98% of our visitors reporting either fair, good or excellent value for money, and 97% said they would return and visit again. Our team of almost 70 passionate locals provide an opportunity for guests to easily spend 4 to 6 hours here and even up to a full day when attending the free workshop experiences that we offer daily.
Written May 10, 2021
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triphunter
2 contributions
Crystal Castle Adventure
Apr 2021
We arrived on a very wet and rainy day and were expecting this to dampen (pun intended) our experience, however it was the very opposite. The gardens were so lush and the crystal displays so amazing that we almost did not realize it was pouring. A very tranquil and peaceful place and well worth the visit rain or shine. We stayed longer than we had intended, and really enjoyed the feel and ambiance of it all. A delightful part of the world and a bit of a hidden gem with lovely views over hills and grasslands well. We were also able to use our NSW voucher as well, which was a nice surprise.
Written April 12, 2021
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience and this lovely review. We absolutely love to hear all about our guests’ magical connections and special experiences. We hope to see you again soon! Bright Blessings
Written May 10, 2021
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Eve
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
A must visit when in Byron - we loved this
Apr 2021 • Family
Overwhelmed by the beauty of this place. Pleasantly surprised and a great place to go on a wet day. Worth every cent, we spent hours here and we didn’t want to leave.
Written April 8, 2021
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Hi Cassandra, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens with others. We really appreciate the positive feedback and are so glad to hear that you had such a beautiful visit. Come see us again!
Written May 10, 2021
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Kylie G
Cairns Region, Australia2 contributions
Heaven on earth
Mar 2021
Crystal Castle in heaven on earth. If you love crystals, you will adore this place.

I don't think I have ever felt more at peace or happy on our adventure here.
Written March 23, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We absolutely love to hear all about our guests’ magical connections and special experiences. Hope to see you again soon. Bright Blessings.
Written March 23, 2021
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aussie2016
Tamborine, Australia7 contributions
Took my mum for the first time
Mar 2021 • Solo
We loved everything we managed to stay around 4 hours could have spent longer ! the staff were lovely and helpful the gardens and grounds including the amazing crystals were a credit to the owners ! I will definitely take another visit when in the area
Written March 13, 2021
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Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us 5 stars and share your experience with us. Our team always appreciates hearing feedback and thrive when blessed by enriching experiences with our guests. We hope to see you again soon! Bright Blessings,
Written March 14, 2021
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Rhiannon V
21 contributions
Incredible!!
Feb 2021 • Friends
Incredible! I will certainly be back. I absolutely loved exploring the crystals and the gardens. I feel the admission price was reasonable, we had the entertainment book voucher which gave us 40% off. I also loved exploring the gift shops, I paid extra for the aura photo. I couldn’t rave about this place any more! Just loved it!
Written March 3, 2021
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Hi Rhiannon, Thank you so much for your beautiful 5 star review. We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful visit. We absolutely love to hear all about our guests’ magical connections and special experiences. The Aura photo is certainly something to cherish! We do hope you will visit us again. Bright Blessings.
Written March 3, 2021
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Zain asher
3 contributions
Chasing the dollar
Jan 2021
So disappointed. We went there to find the entry cost was rediculous. We turned away. It’s meant to be a spiritual place for all to access. But not at that price!i
Written February 26, 2021
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We thank you for your understanding that these private botanical gardens filled with extraordinary crystals, sub-tropical plant life and daily experiences for all ages will provide you with a uniquely enriching experience. Our team of over 70 passionate staff work very hard to create a beautiful, meditative environment for our guests. Bright Blessings.
Written February 28, 2021
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Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens is open:
  • Fri - Tue 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $31.38, while a popular guided tour starts around $61.97 per person. See all 8 Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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