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Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

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Address: 81 Monet Drive, Mullumbimby, New South Wales 2482, Australia
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+61 2 6684 3111
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A short scenic journey into Byron's hinterland lies a faraway magical...

A short scenic journey into Byron's hinterland lies a faraway magical place.Walk among gods through the famous Buddha Walk, lined with rose quartz, hand carved statues and home to four metre blessing Buddha. Breathe in the stunning gardens, rainforest and find yourself in the ancient labyrinth.
Behold the southern hemisphere's only Kalachakra World Peace Stupa, an amazing monumental project blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.Everyday at 3.10 pm, find peace with 'The Crystal Castle Peace Experience', a unique free offering that deepens sense of wellness with enriching sound healing baths, meditations and sacred 'Kora' walks.Marvel at the exquisite jewellery and amazing crystals from all corners of the globe. With an extensive collection of books, CDs, body products and unique gifts ideal to suit any occasion.
Relax at the Lotus Cafe and drink in the breathtaking views of the Byron hinterland while enjoying amazing healthy food and tempting treats. 
Only 20 minutes from Byron Bay and 40 minutes from the Gold Coast airport.Ignite the senses, enrich your spirit.Discover the jewel of Byron.Open 10am - 5pm NSW time. Except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.

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Year pass is the only way to go!

I just saw the price had gone up to $28 for an adult. I am grateful I bought a year pass for my family a while back. I think that every family has a budget and I think this place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Mashja
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Crystal Castle is a must do when visiting the area. You could easily spend a whole day here if you wanted to, or just a few hours, walking around the beautiful gardens, meditating, feeling the energy and spirituality of the whole place. The $28 entry fee is totally worth it for the unique experience you'll have.

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CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Johanna P, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We're so glad you had an amazing time and we sincerely appreciate your feedback. We would love to welcome you again sometime soon. Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Relaxing, peaceful and spiritual and serene location. A place to visit for renewal, positivity and energy booster. The gardens meander passed a Buddha, rainforest, huge crystal collected by the owners from around the world. The World Peace Stupa was the highlight. Auras and readings can given followed by healthy tucker in the Lotus Cafe.

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CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Graeme W, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We appreciate your kind feedback and loved hearing about your beautiful experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I just saw the price had gone up to $28 for an adult. I am grateful I bought a year pass for my family a while back. I think that every family has a budget and I think this place could easily exceed a family budget with just a basic Lunch and entry fee. We have gone 4 times now... More 

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Thank Mashja
CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Mashja, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We warmly welcome and appreciate each point of your feedback as we love to provide enriching experiences for our guests, we can also appreciate that there can be differing opinions and needs within this and we constantly strive to find the balance of both. Again,... More 

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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wooooooow we were so pleased we have it a second go. ... the first visit this page was closed due to the heavens opening up and deluging the area. .... so after a couple more days the sun came out so we ventured back again and was so rewarded by the visit. An absolute delight to behold the inquisitive treasures... More 

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CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Steve B, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We are so glad you were able to come back and have a fulfilling and beautiful experience, we warmly appreciate your kind words and would love to welcome you again one day. Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I spent a few hours here and were most impressed with the set up. The gardens are beautiful and the views beyond are stunning. We did the guided walk through the gardens and learned about the crystals and statues and what they represented. All the staff members were friendly and helpful. There was still so much we... More 

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CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Margaret Z, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We appreciate your kind feedback and love hearing about your beautiful experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

Blue Mountains, Australia
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102 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've always wanted to check this place out and wasn't disappointed. I loved the huge crystals, garden walks and Tibetan bells. We stayed for almost 3hrs and completed all the little paths along the way. If I went again I would time the visit so we could attend the meditation or other activities included at certain times. You can purchase... More 

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CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi shezj, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We appreciate hearing about your lovely experience with us and we look forward to welcoming if you visit again! Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was simply incredible. We spent two days there. It was serene and peaceful. The gardens are tranquil and beautiful. We ate in the cafe both days and the food was delicious. However we did have a long wait on the first day and the cafe was virtually empty. We attended a Crystal workshop which was free and it... More 

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CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi TerylC, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We thoroughly appreciate your kind words and your feedback, it is so lovely to hear that you had such a holistic and fulfilling experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you believe in this stuff,this is the place for you. So as my wife does off we went for the day oh joy. I must admit it wasn't all that bad. Coffee was very good and the magpies are very friendly. Crystals around the gardens all good. You can buy Crystals from this place , I do feel that... More 

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CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi timeinthesun63, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. It is wonderful to hear that you kept and open heart and mind and had a relaxing time (and good coffee, of course!) and we thoroughly appreciate your kind feedback. Bright Blessings, The Crystal Castle Team More 

Brisbane, Australia
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289 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful spot, if you are looking to relax or get your aura photo taken this is the place for you. We found it to be a little bit expensive but once you have walked around the gardens and stared at the wonderful view its time to relax in the café with a coffee. They also sell crystals and special... More 

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CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi amazon36, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. It is wonderful to hear that you had a relaxing time and we thoroughly appreciate your kind feedback. We feel our prices are on par with a movie ticket and you can easily spend 3-4 hours here both relaxing and participating in our daily experiences.... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was drawn to the Crystal Castle and as I sat in the centre of the Rose Quartz Spiral in front of 14 tonne Buddha in the Shambala Gardens I asked for guidance about my life's purpose and direction. My questions have been answered and this space is the birthplace of my business Serenity Sounds. The team there are very... More 

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CrystalCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, responded to this review

Hi 1Sweetpea1, Thank you for taking the time to review Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. We always love to hear stories of special connections that our guests have to our grounds, yours is certainly a beautiful story with a connection not only to the grounds but our team as well. We look forward to warmly welcoming you again soon. Bright... More 

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