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
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. 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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Zain asher
3 contributions
Chasing the dollar
Dec. 2020
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
Over half the crystals are dead anyway. Not sure what rituals there doing there but its aint good!

To the crystal Castle people - do NOT respond to this review with your generic stupid reply as usual.
Written 17 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Zain, We're sad to hear you didn't enter the Crystal Castle and didn't have a chance to experience the place we have worked on for over 36 years. We hope you get a chance to come back, and would love to hear your honest opinion after seeing the gardens, crystals, and experiences that our team of over 40 people facilitate every day we are open. Best wishes, The Crystal Castle Team
Written 9 August 2021
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Sharport67
Dubbo, Australia743 contributions
Well worth it
What a great place, well worth the entry fee. Lots of things to see and to just wander around. It was raining for part of our visit but they had plenty of loan umbrellas to use. A very enjoyable experience
Written 30 June 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We really appreciate the positive feedback and are so glad to hear that you had such a beautiful visit. Come see us again! Bright blessings!
Written 8 July 2021
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Kerryn D
Queanbeyan, Australia55 contributions
Breathtaking
Jun. 2021 • Couples
We checked out ever nook and cranny. So awesome we didn't want to miss anything. Had a lovely lunch although the Lionel the magpie got a bit close for comfort and stole half a sandwich off a man's plat. The rainforest walk was tranquil and the.buddha walk my favorite. Awesome stairs and crystals and a huge bamboo walkway. I'd go back again.
Written 26 June 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Kerryn. We really appreciate the positive feedback and look forward to welcoming you back! Bright blessings!
Written 8 July 2021
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Explorer567348
1 contribution
Unnecessary wait at the cafe spoiled an otherwise pleasant experience
Jun. 2021
My wife and I and two friends were visiting Byron Bay and surrounding areas. The much heard about Crystal Castle was on our list of places to visit, so we booked our tickets on-line and enjoyed the scenic drive to Crystal Castle. We loved the amethyst and other crystal laden exhibits, the familiar Buddhist and Hindu statues and the lovely gardens and purchased a few items of presents at one of the gift shops. Then we decided to have a few bites to eat at the café. It is there that our pleasure suffered a setback, at least temporarily. We were met with a smiling and jovial staff member who took our order and brought our dinks to the table in no time. She passed by our table a few times and joked about the buzzer being too loud, but we waited and waited for the buzzer to ring. After about an hour of waiting I approached the order counter to ask why it was taking so long to serve our food, and I was unhappily surprised to find that our order was not passed on to the kitchen. With some token apology the café staff managed to bring our order after a further 15-20 minutes of wait. During all this time, several other customers had come, eaten and left and we felt we had lost precious time which we could have spent walking around the gardens. This explains why I gave an Average rating.
Written 23 June 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. We will be addressing your issue at the cafe with our staff. We thank you for your patience and hope you can visit us again in the future. Bright blessings!
Written 8 July 2021
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Ben_Parks
Melbourne, Australia101 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 13 June 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. 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 16 June 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 11 May 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 13 May 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 5 May 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 10 May 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 23 April 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 10 May 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 12 April 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 10 May 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 8 April 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 10 May 2021
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