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The Crystal Caves

69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 2365
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Wonderful private collection

We have spent 2 hours in the museum and shop. You can see beautiful crystals, coming from all over... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Adrien G
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Pleasantly surprised

I only went because family from interstate wanted to look. I'm glad I went, Even though its a fake... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
happykat2018
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Apollo Bay, 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…
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  • 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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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We have spent 2 hours in the museum and shop. You can see beautiful crystals, coming from all over the world. Although it's not a natural cave, it's very well done and creates an unique atmosphere. The staff is also very friendly, and the shop...More

Thank Adrien G
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you for your visit and consequent review. I will pass on your compliments to the staff.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I only went because family from interstate wanted to look. I'm glad I went, Even though its a fake cave, it was impressive, the crystal are beautiful, Rene personal collection for all to enjoy, there was heaps to look at, our family spend a good...More

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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your visit and review! I will pass on your kind comments about our staff also, its easy to be happy and friendly when we are surrounded by so many lovely things each and every day.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My grandchildren really enjoyed their time here. You can wear a miners hat with torch and go downstairs through the man made caves. The gems and crystals are beautifully presented. The shop has multiple gems, necklaces ear rings etc. If you haven’t visited it’s worth...More

Thank Margaret B
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your visit with your grandchildren. Hopefully they enjoyed our new kids corner as well.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The kids loved this place. The entrance fee included a headlamp and detailed brochure plus we bought two geodes to crack on exit. The well set out display showcases amazingly beautiful fossils and geodes from around the world. It is fascinating and you are able...More

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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

That meteorite wrist band is very unique. We only have a few beads and our lovely Heidi makes them herself. I am grateful that you appreciate being able to touch our natural crystals and prehistoric fossils, it certainly is unique in the mineralogical world.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We were visiting Atherton to do a performance of our show. We thought we'd pop in to the caves to see the gigantic Amethyst. What we were met with were amazingly kind and attentive staff and a stunning collection of materials. We were actually quite...More

Thank Michaela B
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Well now I am curious about your show.... Not sure if you realised it at the time, but the new exhibit with the crystal brook was only opened in April! so you were right on time. The atmosphere in that cavern is quite mesmerising isn't...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We didn’t do the tour, we looked around the shop and it is amazing and lots of affordable things to buy. They have everything from gems, to stones to fossils. Highly recommend having a look in the shop.

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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your visit and review. It is true, the shop is a great experience in itself, glad you enjoyed!

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The Crystal Caves are amazing. It is pricy to enter, but once in, we were amazed. They had so many crystals. Some were hidden, others were easily found. Some were small, others were big. Wherever we looked, we were amazed by the beauty. I took...More

Thank Robby G C
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

What a great review! Thank you so much for your overwhelming enthusiasm. We have certainly attempted to not make it too easy to see each of the 600 specimens in the museum - where would the fun in that be?!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We headed to the Crystal Cave expecting....well....crystal caves. What we found was a crystal shop in the town centre with some stunning pieces of jewelry and crystal ornaments and a man made "cave" to the back of the shop. Disappointing and misleading.More

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

Your review is very disappointing for us as we have made it abundantly clear in all our advertising that The Crystal Caves is NOT a natural cave. We clearly state that this attraction is a man made cave that René has built to display his...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We have heard about The Crystal Caves and thought we’d have a look. The items displayed for sale were beautiful, staff were good. We did the tour. Only half was opened, the other half was being renovated. It was good for a look but didn’t...More

Thank Anthony R
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for your review. Renovating when you are open 361 days a year is always difficult. Its a shame you did not get to see the massive Amethyst geode in its new exhibit, hopefully one day you will return to see her.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

I didn’t come to Crystal Caves for the museum, I came for the crystals I could buy. They stock a very good range of crystals and the prices are so reasonable! I only looked at the crystals but the also stocked beautiful jewellery as well....More

Thank holly g
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Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks Holly. We do have a massive range of crystals and a stockpile of more. We buy direct from mines all over the world which is how we keep our prices low. Glad you found what you were looking for.

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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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