The Crystal Caves
Put all expectations aside, this is not your average museum!
Ren© Boissevain found his life’s passion when he found his first Agate right here in North Queensland in 1963. Since then, he has been travelling all over the world in search of the most spectacular crystals, minerals and fossils.
To display his collection Ren© built a fantasy cave in the Main Street of Atherton which extends to 250 square metres of tunnels and grottos. The hero of the show is the largest Amethyst geode in the world, standing at a staggering three and a half metres tall; this is one of more than 600 individual pieces on display in The Crystal Caves.
The dedication and imagination of one man to build a fantasy cave to house his massive collection is only surpassed by the quality and size of the crystals and fossils.
This virtual cave gives the feeling of discovering the crystals yourself. Carefully positioned and delicately lit, you are free to discover in your own time and, unlike most conventional museums, encouraged to touch and photograph.
Science meets Mother Nature in this fun and educational journey into the mysterious world of crystals.