Crystal Mountain, Auckland Central

1.8
#5 of 6 in Theme Parks in Auckland
An internationally celebrated theme park, Crystal Mountain offers a fun-packed and inspiring adventure into the area's crystal mining history. The crystal mine museum gives you glittering perspectives on these natural treasures, alongside an informative look at the history of mining in the region. Themed rides and amusements make for an engaging and active stay, and the dinosaur gully gives visitors the chance to get close to moving, full-size animatronic dinosaurs in an outdoor setting. The onsite cafe provides a relaxing retreat from all the Jurassic fun. Use our Auckland Central online driving holiday planner to visit Crystal Mountain on your trip to Auckland Central, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • October 8, 2017
    I visited here yesterday with my two young grandchildren. Cost $35 per small child and $15 entry fee for me. That would be ok if there was more to do and see, but there is only 1 small rollercoaster, ...  more »
  • June 1, 2017
    This is a hidden gem of a place to take the whole family. The crystal shop is incredible but there is so much more to see. You can go down the mine to the museum, or outside for a train ride to see th...  more »
  • May 26, 2017
    Watching chickens outside the cafe while deciding not to buy anything. The big expensive geodes are nice but for educational value it is a show don't tell affair initially. However for kids there is a...  more »
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  • September 10, 2017
    We went today and it was worth $8. The museum was awesome and gallery. The farm animals were probably cold and the guy outside kind of ignore because we had visitors pass. I know it was straight forward. At least a map and a timetable on all rides or direction to get out. I had to ask twice. We missed our train ride and the driver and another person got off and ignored us. Up your service on customers. I don't remember it being this slack or boring. It will be probably better in summer.
  • September 17, 2017
    I loved Crystal Mountain. It was awesome. I would love to go back there again.
  • June 23, 2017
    I am a regular visitor to crystal mountain as I live locally. My experiences are usually pleasant. But my last trip there was horrible. As my friend and I were paying for our crystals and about to head back to work we were very rudely stopped by 2 staff members accusing us of helping another woman in the store shoplift. As we had absolutely nothing to do with this we were horrified. We tried to explain to the worker accusing us that we didn't know the other woman and we would never do such a thing. The worker then stated that she was going to call the police as she apparently had video evidence of us helping the woman steal by distracting the other staff. The worker told us we were not allowed to leave the store. Since we had nothing to do with this we gave her our names and phone number and sat down to wait for the police to arrive. After about 30 minutes and having had a teenage boy watch us like we were criminals the worker came back to the cafe and explained that the police had called her back and said they could not make up there so we were allowed to leave. She then asked to take photos of our drivers licenses so she could pass them on to the police. We gave them to her and again tried to explain that this is obviously just a huge misunderstanding but again the worker was just rude and said she had video evidence of us talking to the woman which again was not true at all. This was such a horrible experience I have never experienced anything so rude as this in my whole life. I'm so upset as I really enjoyed my weekly trips to crystal mountain and now I feel as though I shouldn't go back as I don't want to be accused of something I would never do. I think crystal mountain should definitely work on their customer service and maybe hire some security guards for the door instead of harassing innocent customers.
  • September 6, 2017
    Always a great place to visit. The cafe food was good too.
  • September 3, 2017
    My Favourite Place To Visit & Always Friendly Helpful Staff Never Disappointed Highly Recommended *****

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