The Crystal Caves, Atherton

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Hidden by a nondescript storefront, The Crystal Caves sells a vast array of gemstones individually designed by local artisans. Behind the shop, you'll find the entrance to an experiential tour of recreated caves showcasing eye-popping gems. The display is arranged in low lighting that brings out the sparkle of the amethysts, opals, and other treasures mined in Australia. Put The Crystal Caves and other Atherton attractions into our Atherton road trip planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • 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 renova...  more »
  • 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 als...  more »
  • After a lovely drive up from Cairns, we were greeted by the lovely and friendly staff of The Crystal Caves. After paying for our entry, we were given a headlamp and guide booklet before we entered the...  more »
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  • This place is awesome! My 8 year old daughter and I had a wonderful time. I never mind having to pay a little bit extra for helpful, friendly staff who even had a Easter egg hunt in the cave! Definitely recommend 👍
  • This sweet little spot is located in central Atherton. It’s super easy to get to and the staff are really friendly. We did the cave walk which displays a large amount of precious gems to look at at your own pace, tee-d with your own personal headlights. All the gemstone and crystals are displayed beautifully and some exhibits are even touch friendly. Kids and adults alike would love this exhibit. The gift store also has a large array of gemstones, stone carvings, jewellery and the ability to crack your own geode. Overall a great spot for tourists and locals.
  • Was good to look at the gems and crystals in the museum. We cracked a geode too. Kinda fun for an impromptu stop.
  • Wonderful experience, family and visitors loved it . Inspirational some many fascinating natural wonders. The fossil were great too. Al round well worth it a rich experience and the staff were great with a good knowledge of the subjects
  • This is a shop in the main Street of Atherton. It has car out the front which had been modified to look a bit like a crystal. The experience itself is through the back of the shop were you get given head torches and then head down some man made caves to view the various crystals from all over the world that the owner has collected over the year. Kids loved it. You can then purchase all sorts of crystal related stuff in the shop. Very friendly staff.
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