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The Crystal Caves

69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 2365
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Amazing and Very Interesting

Apart from selling jewellery and gemstones, the owner has built a series of caves fill with his... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
8Sheridan123
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Melbourne, Australia
Great for kids and enthusiasts alike

Admittedly, I found the man made cave niche a little bit clique and pointless.. I'd have rather... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leanna B
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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…
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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • 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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"amazing collection"
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"the main street"
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"beautiful crystals"
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"real cave"
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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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"for sale"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Apart from selling jewellery and gemstones, the owner has built a series of caves fill with his wonderful collection of crystals, geodes and fossils. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, although I feel it was built to amaze and delight children. We could have spent ages in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Admittedly, I found the man made cave niche a little bit clique and pointless.. I'd have rather seen the collection in good light to see it's true beauty. It is a really cool collection but I think a lot of it gets missed or overlooked...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this particularly for girls with some fey spirit about them. So much to see and buy. The crack a geode was priceless! My daughter loved it and we enjoyed her great pleasure in the place. Rene’s obvious passion and the effort he...More

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

Thank you for your review! I am glad you appreciate the effort that René went through to create the caves. The crack a geode is awesome fun and it looks like your daughter got a really nice chalcedony tranca. Well done!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was absolutely incredible! I was completely awed by everything since I walked through the door. The friendliness, the variety of stones and how everything was set up. Definitely recommend a visit!

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

Thank you for the recommendation and enthusiastic review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. A huge variety of crystals and geodes well displayed. Cracked my own geode and was really happy

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

It's super fun to crack a geode isn't it!? Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for the great review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! The upgrade on the caves is fantastic! The specimens are gorgeous. I especially love the lapas carving ❤️ Lucky I live local and can visit often 😊

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

Thanks for your lovely review! We appreciate your frequent patronage and support over all the years! We look forward to welcoming you next time you visit us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in Atherton, even if you aren't into rocks and crystals. The way the collection is set up is fantastic

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

Thank you for you review and appreciation for what René has built to display his collection.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife was really keen to visit and I wasn’t sure what to expect, however I wasn’t prepared to be so surprised by what we found. You can really feel Renē’s life’s passion and his quirky exuberance in the truly incredible collection. We ended up...More

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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am pleased that your wife dragged you in! Since it really is a bizarre concept that Rene built 300m2 of manmade caves to house a massive collection of crystals and fossils, you really do have to see it to believe it. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours browsing the amazing collection of crystals and fossils, The giant amethyst was truly stunning, what an achievement to own this fabulous piece. The jewellery was lovely too. Staff were informative and very entertaining, we especially liked the crystal showpieces...More

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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We can only blame the fabulous Brazilians for the 'unique carvings' behind the counter. We do have a lot of fun in the store and enthusiastic visitors like yourselves make our job so much fun. Thanks agan.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved it, spent over 2hrs in there, was a really interesting place to visit. They had only just finished updating the lights and the crystal pool with the mammoth geod, so it was good timing.

Thank Amanda P
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You sure did pick great timing! The new lights and big geode look spectacular! thanks for your review.

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Kerri R
17 May 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
28 August 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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