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The Crystal Caves

69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 2365
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Quite Mesmerising

We went to Atherton for a couple of days, and decided to go to the talked about crystal cave. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mt Eliza, Australia
Take the camera

Excellent place really enjoyed our visit here. Make sure you take your camera as many amazing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Echuca, Australia
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Recognised as one of Australia's most unusual attractions, this world class natural history museum gives visitors a very exciting glimpse at what happened millions of years ago beneath our earth's crust. Rene Boissevain is a man with a passion. He has spent a lifetime travelling to every corner of the world to collect crystallised mineral specimens, gemstones, fossils and rocks. He searches only for the best - the most perfect, the most extraordinary, the most valuable, the rarest and the biggest. To house his growing collection of more than 600 individual pieces, Rene has built 250 m2 of tunnels and grottos for you to explore. Visitors are given a helmet and a catalogue to identify the specimens and explore the caves unguided. This virtual cave gives the feeling of finding these natural formations yourself. Carefully positioned and delicately lit, you are free to discover in your own time and encouraged to touch and photograph the crystals. Open your mind and put all expectations aside, this is not your average museum...
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69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 2365
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Atherton for a couple of days, and decided to go to the talked about crystal cave. It was awesome. The different stones were very captivating. I ended up buying myself a pair of earrings with my birthstone. It is a must see!!!

Thank Barbaratimmermans1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent place really enjoyed our visit here. Make sure you take your camera as many amazing wonders

Thank K T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were somewhat confused to find the entrance to The Crystal Caves in the Main Street, Atherton - on the Tablelands. Most of us you travel collect "stuff" from around the world and display it in our homes. René Boissevain has done it differently. He...More

Thank AucklandBruce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection, and housed in an interesting way - a twisting 'cave' tunnel. The Empress of Uruguay amethyst is worth the admission alone. Visitors can get a perfect souvenhir by buying a geode and cracking it. Great collection of minerals and gems for sale as...More

Thank makadalu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here and got amazed by the world of crystals they have made! It wasn't crowded, so we felt we didn't had to rush and felt the atmosphere for sure.

Thank J444J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My children have now chosen what career they want.... and now insist we pull over to dig at every dry creek bed on our travels to find fossils and crystals. We were all absolutely enchanted by the man made very clever tunnel system and extensive...More

Thank TinCanBayKitty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent quite a lot of time here because the kids loved it so much. Walking through the tunnels was really interesting. You can learn more by using the information guide they give you. The kids got a prize after completing the quiz. The best...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cave: "a NATURAL underground chamber in a hillside or cliff." A nice little store with friendly staff and a good collection but I'm sorry, it should be made a lot more clear that this is not a cave. I thought my GPS was wrong when...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Found this really interesting. An amazing collection, a credit to the man who spent his lifelong passion creating this.

Thank sammyff01
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! I will pass your kind words onto René.

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Amazing rock and gemstone collection, with some you can touch to experience the feel. Largest Ameyst was amazing to see

Thank julesd42017
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed the tour

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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.
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...