The Crystal Caves
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René Boissevain is the man behind amazing collections of natural crystals and prehistoric fossils from all over the world. He shares his passion for these old and beautiful things in a place in Atherton called Crystal Cave. The area might only be 300 square metres, but it contains more than 600 specimens.
Atherton is located on the Tableland in Far North Queensland about 1713 km north of Brisbane and 81 km south-west of Cairns. As you drive in CBD area of Atherton, you won't miss the Crystal Cave with its big purple signage and a T-Rex in front of it.
Collect your headlight torch before winding down this man-made cave on your self-guided tour. It is definitely an awesome experience. You can see different colour, shape and texture of natural crystal. It also provides some interesting information about them. Perhaps most striking is the gigantic (over three metres tall) sparkling amethyst geode from Uruguay.
After seeing all Rene's collections in the cave, you can see more crystals at their shop, even buy or two to bring home. But visiting Crystal Cave won't be complete before cracking geode. Mini geologists can take part in a prehistoric lucky dip and crack their own geode, revealing glittering crystals inside. You will be the first person to see the crystals that grew inside a volcanic bubble 44 million years ago when you crack open your own geode to keep.
While you browse the shop at Crystal Cave, children can get busy finding fossils area or be crafty with crafts and drawing. Explore more about Atherton and the surrounding area and find some more inspiration on this link
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