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The Crystal Caves

69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 2365
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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 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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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
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"man made"
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"amazing collection"
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"crack open"
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"cracking open"
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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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"an actual cave"
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"million years"
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"take your time"
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"entry fee"
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"gift shop"
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"whole family"
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"for sale"
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"crystal collection"
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Came back here after a 10 year gap and found they have added quite a lot. More information and uv glowing mineral specimens. One tip if you look through some of the free brochures at visitor information they have 20% off vouchersMore

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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks for taking the time to have another look at The Crystal Caves. Last year, we celebrated 30 years since Rene first started building a cave at the back of his shop. Now it is more than 300 square meters. Hopefully, you will get the...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This place is amazing. A private collection of crystals from all over the world in a man- made cave system. This was a last minute addition to our itinerary and I am SO glad we did. The crystals were amazing and so pretty. Make sure...More

Thank RedDragon1954
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Loving the WOW. It's a word Rene uses a lot himself... The crack a geode is a special treat, I'm glad you had the thrill of doing it on your birthday!

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Second time I have been in to this wonderful place. First time my son cracked a geode and loved the experience and today we took a tour. Can I say wow. So many beautiful crystals and the Empress of Uruguay is just amazing and breathtaking....More

Thank Kimberley B
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for you lovely and supportive response. The crack a geode experience really is fantastic for kids isnt it? To expose what nature created millions of years ago for the first time is a great thrill for young minds. Hopefully, we will see you...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Good set up worth a look a lot of amazing item's to see a shame mostly imported items located in main street of Atherton. We always take family and friends to veiw when they visit from interstateMore

Thank Dan M
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Dan, Thank you for raising the common question of 'why don't you have more Australian specimens on display at The Crystal Caves in Atherton? We aim to show you the best crystals in the world and it makes me a little sad that we...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I had heard glowing reviews from guests about their visit to The Crystal caves and finally got to see it myself! Amazing stock in the retail area and an amazing collection! Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this.

Thank Rosanne121
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for your visit, so glad you enjoyed it. I will pass on your compliments to the staff also, they have so much to learn but we are grateful that they are so passionate about it also.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

we looked around this place for about half an hour or more , they had heaps of gems and items to look at and buy if you desired. Worth a lookMore

Thank colleen t
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Sounds like you didn't have time to go through the museum, but there is a lot to look at in the shop itself isn't there. We have been here for more than 30 years and have built up quite a range of jewellery and homewares...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The collection at the Crystal Caves was superb. We went in just for a quick look and 2 hours later we were still there.They offer different size Geodes to purchase and crack to discover what is inside your geode. The staff are very helpful and...More

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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Ha ha, it happens all the time that visitors drop in for a 'quick look' and stay for hours. The museum alone can take a good hour if you want to see all 600 specimens in the collection and read the whole guide book. Glad...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Wish I could get that half n hour of me life back as well as me money $$$ bloody big drive for nothinMore

Thank samaxx
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Gosh, I wish you would have mentioned that you did not enjoy the self guided tour of The Crystal Caves while you were here. We actually offer a money back guarantee if - for whatever reason - you did not enjoy the experience. Still happy...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This sort of thing isn't normally my cup of tea. However our 8 year old budding geologist managed to convince the rest of the family that we should have a look. There are many different ways to display crystals but this place really makes it...More

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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for your lovely review, we are pleased that you enjoyed the unexpected experience.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

well worth the trip caves are beautiful staff great the town it's self is great lot of shops and markets and restaurants and ice cream parlours

Thank Dotling
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

So pleased you not only enjoyed the self guided tour of the museum but the rest of our lovely little town also. I expect the icecream you are referring to is our local Emerald Creek icecream - Yum!

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Kerri R
17 May 2017|
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Response from wildbrumby58 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Crystal Caves is wheelchair friendly, as the entire caves section is all ramps.
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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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