Situated just an hour from the Cairns city on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, The Crystal Caves offers an experience without equal in Australia. This virtual cave gives the feeling of finding these natural formations yourself. Carefully positioned and delicately lit, you are free to discover and encouraged to touch and photograph.
This is one of Australia’s most spectacular private mineralogical collections with over 600 specimens of crystals, gemstones and fossils on display, collected over 4 decades by the founder, René Boissevain. Open your mind and put all expectations aside .... this is not your average museum!
The Biggest Amethyst Geode in the world
The Empress of Uruguay is a breathtaking thing to see! Incredibly beautiful deep purple amethyst crystals, formed naturally inside this geode deep underground over many thousands of years. See it, touch it and feel it within The Crystal Caves.
The Crystal Fountain of Love
Conceived by our founders and owners, René and Nelleke Boissevain, who wondered what would happen if we put over four tonnes of Rose Quartz (The Stone of Love) together in the one place, and made a spectacular water feature with it!
The Magic Spheres presents rare minerals in a totally new and mesmerising way. Floating spheres moving mystically in a glowing galaxy of dazzling colours! This is a true World's first, using sophisticated engineering and a very special ultraviolet lights totally different from common ‘black light’, the Magic Spheres show fluorescent minerals as never seen before. This is exciting and real 3D at it’s very best!
Ancient Chinese Lapis Lazuli Sculpture
This spectacular piece was discovered by our owner and founder, René Boissevain sitting forlornly in a basement in Hong Kong. When he enquired about purchasing it, René was originally told quite definitely that it was not for sale. “ It was covered in dust, but when I scraped some away I could see the quality of the stone, and the artistry of the carving”.
This is a fantasy adventure cave that leaves visitors overwhelmed with its natural beauty.