One hour from Cairns on the Atherton Tablelands, share one man’s passion for crystals and fossils at the Crystal Caves.
Journey through 300m2 of tunnels and grottos that René built to feature his million year old natural crystals and prehistoric fossils. Take a self-guided tour and marvel at the interactive displays which allow you to touch and photograph the crystals, you can even crack your own!
René 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.
The Crystal Caves – Atherton – open daily
7 days per week : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with last entry to the museum at 4.00 pm
Closed On: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.
Closed On: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday.
(Cairns Store : please note The Crystal Caves Cairns Store opening hours are weekdays 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and closed on Sunday)
Dedication and Imagination
The dedication and imagination of one man to build a fantasy cave to house his massive collection is only surpassed by the quality and size of the crystals and fossils. You will be surprised that the world offers so many different types and sizes of crystals. Take the self-guided tour and share his passion.
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