We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 81 Monet Drive, Mullumbimby, New South Wales 2482, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 6684 3111
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

A short scenic journey into Byron's hinterland lies a faraway magical...

A short scenic journey into Byron's hinterland lies a faraway magical place.Walk among gods through the famous Buddha Walk, lined with rose quartz, hand carved statues and home to four metre blessing Buddha. Breathe in the stunning gardens, rainforest and find yourself in the ancient labyrinth.
Behold the southern hemisphere's only Kalachakra World Peace Stupa, an amazing monumental project blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.Everyday at 3.10 pm, find peace with 'The Crystal Castle Peace Experience', a unique free offering that deepens sense of wellness with enriching sound healing baths, meditations and sacred 'Kora' walks.Marvel at the exquisite jewellery and amazing crystals from all corners of the globe. With an extensive collection of books, CDs, body products and unique gifts ideal to suit any occasion.
Relax at the Lotus Cafe and drink in the breathtaking views of the Byron hinterland while enjoying amazing healthy food and tempting treats. 
Only 20 minutes from Byron Bay and 40 minutes from the Gold Coast airport.Ignite the senses, enrich your spirit.Discover the jewel of Byron.Open 10am - 5pm NSW time. Except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 132.44*
and up
Byron Bay and Beyond Tour Including Cape Bryon Lighthouse Crystal Castle and...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 565 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 315
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
lovely for those that love crystals and gardens

this is a beautiful place up in the rainforest hinterland nr Byron bay. Unfortunately you do have to pay and entry fee which is value for money, especially if you take advantage... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Moir A
Add Photo Write a Review

565 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 561: English reviews
Level Contributor
38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is a beautiful place up in the rainforest hinterland nr Byron bay. Unfortunately you do have to pay and entry fee which is value for money, especially if you take advantage of the free sessions that are on, so I would suggest planning your day before you go. check out their online site certain times of the year they... More 

Helpful?
Thank Moir A
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This visit was not planed we saw a sign and followed it. We did not know what we would find. When we got there and saw the price $28 each for a second we thought too expensive...I am so happy that we stayed the gardens are beautiful, it is such a beautiful calming place. The coffee shop had really nice... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anto62Frey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic - tranquil, well maintained and managed gardens with lots of variety of things to see and do. We didn't stay longer than 2 hours as we had other plans but with the meditation sessions/ guided walks/ browsing and exploration of the gardens, you can easily make a day of it and not be bored. Yes, they charge you $28,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vlad L
Culburra Beach, Australia
Level Contributor
141 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The crystal castle was a great place to visit if you area bit spiritual ,love crystals ,rocks, tropical gardens and love to explore the grounds. Great for photos especially the bamboo walk and giant geodes rocks.

Helpful?
Thank nosurf
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi nosurf, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

Olten, Switzerland
Level Contributor
58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take some time. Really nice and thoughtful grounds. great when its really hot out. The Crystals are impressive and all, but there is much more than just new age stuff here. it really is a lovely place to come to and enjoy the grounds and cafe

Helpful?
Thank Rich_dw_chnz
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Rich_dw_chnz, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. It is lovely to hear different levels of connection and experience that our guests have. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

Byron Bay, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes you have to pay to get in but the owner has done asensational job of enhancing an already fantastic location. Good cafe and of course LOTS of crystals for sale

Helpful?
Thank omnione
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi omnione, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We love to hear our guests feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again. Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a sign saying Crystal castle on our Saturday drive in the country. Followed it, wondering what it could be...? Arrived and parked our car, walked over to the entry and noticed the entry price, jesus $28 each! Didn't go in, true story!

Helpful?
Thank Alan S
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Alan S, Thank you for reviewing Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We appreciate that what we have to offer isn't for everyone and thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

melbourne
Level Contributor
68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this place walking through the gardens gave me time to relax and unwind .the reflex path was so good to walk on , nice to see statues ,how beautiful the crystals , my husband had his first tarot reading with Natasha and was glad he meet her she bought a lot of things out in him and... More 

Helpful?
Thank freakymonkey
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi freakymonkey, Thank you for reviewing Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. It is so lovely to hear about your beautiful experience and your husbands connection with Natasha! We look forward to welcoming you again one day. Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here to fill in some time while visiting family. Entry was a bit pricey at $28 per adult, they also offer family passes etc. There are a few things to see such as statues, fountains, rainforest walk and huge crystals! Wasn't my kind of thing but would be ideal for the spiritual or crystal loving person.

Helpful?
Thank Emily D
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Emily D, Thank you for reviewing Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We appreciate that what we have to offer isn't for everyone and thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For many years I have visited n had lunch there but now the entry fee of $ 16 per adult stops me from taking my friends there for lunch. It is a tranquil spot but Mt Tambourine is now my choice.

Helpful?
Thank Robyna S
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Robyna, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We find the entry cost is on par with a movie ticket and it's quite easy to spend the entire day here experiencing the beauty of the grounds, crystals and the daily experiences/workshops. We do understand that meditation, crystals and gardens are not for everyone... More 

Travellers who viewed Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens also viewed

Byron Bay, Byron Shire
 
Mullumbimby, Byron Shire
 

Been to Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?