Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens81 Monet Dr, Mullumbimby
Tel: +61 2 6684 3111
5.0 Stars written by Hannah Nagel
Such a wonderful place to spend the entire day. Lovely gardens and the largest selection of crystals in all shapes and sizes. Meditation sessions as well as information on the different types of crystals and how they were formed are enjoyable. Their cafe had a large variety of food and drink options to enjoy whilst overlooking the hills. A wide range of jewelry, books, statues, and gifts available for purchase. Tarot readings, aura photos and the crystal experience were also available to try. Umbrellas are supplied in case of rain so you can still enjoy your walk around the beautiful gardens. They are quick to respond to emails and have lovely staff. It is a place you'll want to take many photos, so make sure you bring a camera or have plenty of charge on your phone.
5.0 Stars written by Frat Nibble
Carparking is a breeze. The cafe food is delicious and cooked in great time. The gift shops offer a wide range of things for sale. The free guided tour was amazing and our guide was engaging, friendly and knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring at my own pace through the day and enjoyed the ceremony at the end, being able to write a wish and attach it to the tree was a comforting experience. The geodes are even prettier in person than in pictures.
5.0 Stars written by Tahn Costelloe
You haven't been to Byron until you've been to the Crystal Castle. 28 dollars will get you entry which, at first, seems a little steep. However, once you've entered you can see exactly why.
Crystal Castle is just picture perfect with its huge crystals and Buddha inspired statues. Getting in early meant we missed the crowds and got to admire the beauty and get some crowd-free photos.
Once you're done with wandering around there is a coffee shop with stunning views over the hills. I had the Mystic Monk Chai tea which wasn't too bad at all.
The team from the entry, the coffee shop and gift shop were all super friendly and lovely.
5.0 Stars written by Brian Yeates
This is simply a fantastic place to come unwind and rejuvenate the mind and body. Huge crystals are placed around the scenic grounds that lead to beautiful views of the hinterland. The cafe has good meals and the playground is close so you can eat while the kids go nuts. The best option here is the yearly locals pass as it pays for itself after 2 visits. Wheelchair wise there are parts that would have to be missed but my Mother still loved it.
5.0 Stars written by Isobel Stout
A wonderful location with great views and gorgeous gardens. Even if the woo-woo factor of crystal energy isn't your thing you can't help but be astonished by the beauty and size of the amethyst geodes in particular. Lots of private spaces for contemplating the universe as well as guided meditations and talks about crystals. Lots to see and experience especially if you have an open mind. Hard to believe that the place started on bare land, their efforts at replanting the forest are to be applauded. I spent a very happy 3-4 hours pottering about, spotting birds and wildlife between taking breaks from the heat on the shady deck of the cafe. The views from here make a visit worthwhile and free WiFi for the conventionally connected!