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Crystal Mountain

80 Candia Road | West Auckland, Auckland 0614, New Zealand
+64 9-833 5033
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A fascinating place to visit

This is a hidden gem of a place to take the whole family. The crystal shop is incredible but there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lesley B
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Some good examples of minerals and chickens, but more a shop and cafe situ on a lifestyle block

Watching chickens outside the cafe while deciding not to buy anything. The big expensive geodes are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HikersGuide2Earth
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Crystal Mountain is West Auckland's Premier Tourist Attraction loaded with fun activities and much to see and do.This exciting purpose built gallery houses New Zealand’s largest selection of Crystals and Minerals from around the world and has been specifically built for easy access for visitors of all ages, regardless of physical ability and will delight old and young alike with many rare and beautiful specimens are available both on exhibit and for sale, Travel by elevator to the heart of Crystal Mountain to our world class Crystal Mine Museum where you will find a world class exhibition, of rare and exquisite crystals and minerals directly imported and sourced from mines around the world & beyond, an educational experience that will delight all ages.Besides our world class collection of crystals and minerals, Crystal Mountain also offers Beautiful semi-precious gifts and souvenirs you will treasure, at realistic prices. A wonderful collection is available for sale - many of which have been designed by our own company.Even the most passionate collectors will find something special to add to their natural or polished specimen collection. A Large selection of semi-precious stone pendants, bead necklaces and bracelets, unique designs of sterling silver pendants, rings, bracelets, earrings etc…Set with quality faceted semi-precious gems and cabochons are also available.Fabulous food is another specialty at Crystal Mountain treat yourself to a delicious café lunch & Espresso coffee at Café on the Rock while the kids journey through the Exotic Animal Park on the Crystal Mountain Express train, Feed the friendly animals, Pan for Crystals, Bungy jump on the bungy tramp, have a Pony ride or ride on the new state of the art Gonzales Roller Coaster recently imported from Italy.Set on 40 acres, in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges it is a peaceful oasis just 20 km from Auckland C.B.D.
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80 Candia Road | West Auckland, Auckland 0614, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the animals...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 mini train circuit, farm animals to see and interact with,...More

Thank HikersGuide2Earth
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times with my children when we lived in NZ and they always loved it. This trip I had to go buy some stones and crystals for my sons back home which are very interested in how the world was formed....More

Thank PacificJewell
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We came here with family for a birthday. The food itself was amazing! Really well presented and tasted great. In fact Id almost go as far as to say the food was amazing! Same for the coffee! Really good flat white! Where the place let...More

Thank mailmannz
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I had an amazing time with my partner and friends amazing service. Lovely animals definitely will be back.

Thank waireres
Reviewed 25 February 2017

At the café, half of the menu wasn't available, there was no toilet paper in the ladies and this was before 12 oclock!! Paid 15 dollars each adult to look at some animals but then the little ones had to pay each ride they went...More

Thank pauly622017
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Lunch and a look through the crystal cave was great. Nice place to visit if you like these things and some very interesting and huge crystals available to view.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The place appears run down & in need of some major renovations. The $5 rollercoaster doesn't look safe so we didn't go on it. $15 each to look at crystals, ride the incredibly slow train & feed some unhappy looking animals. Definitely not worth it....More

1  Thank Cora-Ann D
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Went today with 2 young children 1 year old plus Mother in law from U.K. Such a big disappointment is crystal mountain. Embarrassed to take my guest here! Place is run down & shabby, grounds totally uneven definitely not recommended for any elderly person as...More

Thank 1Lonic
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Took my 2 grandkids there. Getting tickets was a bit of a mission. Animals looked sad and the horses were not looking that flash. They enjoyed the roller coaster but had to wait in the hot sun for the lady to arrive. Cafe was terrible....More

Thank Gayle S
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