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The Crystal Caves

69 Main St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 2365
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Amazing collection!

When my husband suggested we visit The Crystal Caves I was a bit ho hum. Rene Boissevain's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stansbury, Australia
Shop full of stones

Not what we were expecting. This is quite a big shop and it has huge selection of gems and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, 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 4 days ago

When my husband suggested we visit The Crystal Caves I was a bit ho hum. Rene Boissevain's collection is truly amazing. One can see his passion from this exhibit and we are lucky that he is sharing his collection with the public. There is an...More

Thank sueellen2
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. I think you have captured the essence of the collection perfectly. At 80 years old his passion for crystals has not dwindled at all!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not what we were expecting. This is quite a big shop and it has huge selection of gems and crystals. Definitely worth a look.

Thank Sue_and_Trev0r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crystals were amazing, cost around $100 for adult and two kids (including geode cracking $30). Sent us with a "quiz" to do at the end, was expecting some general info as we went around however just names of crystals and a pamphlet (pamphlets had very...More

Thank JoAshGF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The caves are not real caves but rather constructed by foam. It is well made and you get the feel as though it is a real cave. It is more of an exhibit showing off the owner's crystal collection. Pretty cool to look at. They...More

1  Thank bybarracuda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent ages in this display wondering through the cave learning all about the crystals and where they are found around the world. If you are into rocks it is amazing. Once you have finished checking out the cave you can purchase your own little...More

Thank Jasmin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Crystal Cave was very interesting and well laid out. Definitely worth paying the entrance fee which allowed you to get up close and touch alot of the crystals. There was an amazing collection from all over the world. The staff were very friendly. Highly...More

Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit, the cave is a great way to present them. But disappointed it's not an educational experience. We wanted to come out knowing where they're formed, how they're formed and how long ago they're formed, as well as how do they know if...More

Thank Anastasia S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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!!!

1  Thank Barbaratimmermans1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank K T
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your appreciation. Its the fact that you are encouraged to take pictures that so many people love. I hope you got some good shots?

Reviewed 13 July 2017

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

1  Thank AucklandBruce
Ghislaine G, Manager at The Crystal Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, So even though you initially thought it was a real cave, you were still impressed? Thank you for opening your mind and embracing different!

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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...