Welcome to

The Crystal Caves


Journey through 300m2 of man-made tunnels and grottos
Touch, engage and experience natural crystals & prehistoric fossils in one of the worlds most extraordinary collections

Crack a Geode Experience

A prehistoric lucky dip!

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.

Welcome to René’s World

René Boissevain is a man with a passion.

He has spent a lifetime travelling to every corner of the world to collect natural crystals and prehistoric fossils.

René built a man-made cave to share his extensive collection and his love of crystals with you.

A true testament to one man’s imagination and passion.

René Boissevain

Touch, Engage, Experience

Just over an hour from Cairns on the Atherton Tablelands, take a journey through René’s man-made caves to discover natural crystals and prehistoric fossils.

The first cave was built in 1987, the caves were expanded in 1992 with tunnels, chambers, grottos and crawlspaces.

Covering an area of 300 sq meters, the interactive displays allow you to touch and photograph over 600 crystals and fossils.


Tunnels and Grottos

Family Fun


The Crystal Caves is sure to exceed your expectations!

Suitable for small kids to big kids at heart, and not to forget your furry or feathered family members – everyone is welcome!

Take a load off in our family room and let the kids fossick for some crystals in our sandpit and let their creativity run wild drawing on our giant blackboard or colour in.

For those in need of some retail therapy – our jewellery and gift store is for you, where you can shop for crystals, fossils, gemstones and mineral specimens.

Family Fun