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Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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81 Monet Drive, Mullumbimby, New South Wales 2482, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a money grabbing location that is over priced everywhere you turn around. From entry to food and gifts it really is over the top. I can't imagine anyone returning unless they are locals who receive a discount. I will say the drive to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Matt J
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Matt J, Thank you for taking the time to review The Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. It is our vision that our guests can come along to unwind, relax and disconnect but also appreciate that there can be differing opinions and needs within this....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Blessings !!, What an special place, but .. at a Cost of $39.00, (Pensioner $35.00), entry is very expensive . We had driven up to an hour to arrive - I was tempted to turn around and drive away. Be warned , the site is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TinDingo
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi TinDingo, Thank you for taking the time to review The Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. Botanical Gardens are a bit tricky as part of what makes them beautiful is being true to the natural landscape. We do have access to a wheelchair rental upon...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is a beautiful location and the drive to get there was also beautiful, it fell short in so many ways. The obvious attempt to make this an inspirational and spiritual destination was over shadowed by the greed of over pricing everything to such...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank matt j
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Matt, Thank you for taking the time to review The Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. It is our vision that our guests can come along to unwind, relax and disconnect but also appreciate that there can be differing opinions and needs within this. This...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place. It took forever to drive up the mountain to get to the Crystal Castle. I should have just phoned beforehand to ask for the price of entry because I wasn’t prepared to pay the entry price to get in. They quoted over a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank radhadhani
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi There, Thank you for the review. We warmly appreciate your feedback as it helps us to provide more enriching experiences for our guests. This place of magic and wonder is completely unique in the world. It has taken 33 years to build, is the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading other reviews I was a bit hesitant about forking out the $98 for a family ticket. However, it was definitely a reasonable price for the amount of money that has gone into both setting the place up, and the upkeep. The gardens are...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kinash
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

WOW, Thank you SO much for you AMAZING review & rating. We warmly appreciate you taking the time to review us and we are so happy you had an enriching day with your family. Our beautiful team is enriched by hearing about all our guests'...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Crystal Castle on many occasions in the past. I nice drive , with a stop in Bangalow and a nice day out. A great place to visit but.... When we reached the admissions booth we noticed two couples debating on whether to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nicole, Thank you for your review, we always appreciate feedback. Maybe you haven’t visited for a while, we are so much more these days! Have you seen our latest additions including the largest and most beautiful crystals in the world, the Dragon Egg amethyst...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our time here although personally I think it's a little pricey. The amount of crystals everywhere was amazing and they have some truly magical specimens. Loved the info everywhere explaining the spirituality behind everything and the interactive labyrinth and spirals. Kids running everywhere making...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank chenoawilson
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review, Chenoa! Yes, school holidays are a bit busier than other times, but you've got the right attitude:) Our staff put a lot of loving care into creating a place of beauty and peace...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Look its a great place to visit, but if it is all about crystals, that the owner imports and sells, than why is there a massive 39 AUD charge??? There are no more offers of tarot readings, massages or real workshops. You CAN have your...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank johanh431
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to review The Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We warmly appreciate your feedback as it helps us to provide more enriching experiences for our guests. This place of magic and wonder is completely unique in the world....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, crystals are awesome. Must do the peace room experience. Relaxing atmosphere. Food is pricey and not much choice. Easy to find.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Theresa S
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Theresa, Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We are so pleased you had such a relaxing day and got to enjoy the amazing daily experiences we have to offer. Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle...More

Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting place and sooooo relaxing. Gentle stroll with interesting gardens and Buddhist etc statues and explanations. Disappointed that Rain Forest wall was closed and we were not informed at entrance kiosk Food all vegetarian but tasty. Not the cheapest of days but on balance...More

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CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2019

Hi There, Thank you kindly for taking the time to review The Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We are so happy you had such an enriching and peaceful experience. As for the rain forest walk being closed, We do close it to the public when...More

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Lynx0804
May 18, 2019|
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Response from CrystalCastle | Property representative |
Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens is always beautiful, so June is a great time. As per the answers you've been given, it's cool in the morning and evening, but warms up through the day. The roads are a bit more narrow... More
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Hannah S
January 23, 2019|
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Response from CrystalCastle | Property representative |
Hi Hannah. Depending on whether or not you participate in the various experiences that we offer, we find that approximately 3 hours is enough. However, many of our guests easily spend 4 to 6 hours here and even up to a... More
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Linda S
July 29, 2018|
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Response from CrystalCastle | Property representative |
Hi Linda, thank you for your enquiry. Our Crystal Guardians arrived here in early 2016 :) Bright blessings, The Crystal Castle Team
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