Crystal Castle|Shambhala Gardens

Welcome to the home of the biggest and most beautiful crystals in the world


A short scenic journey into Byron Bay’s hinterland lies a magical sanctuary.
Stand between two of the tallest crystals on earth. Sit in an ancient amethyst cave.
Wander through the tranquil Shambhala Gardens and rainforest.
Indulge in a delicious lunch and homemade desserts.


Come early and enjoy the day!

Please see suggested day plan here

What’s included in your visit?

  • Sit in an ancient amethyst cave
  • See rare and amazing giant crystals
  • Take flight in the Wings to Eternity mural
  • Wander 5 hectares of botanical Shambhala Gardens and rainforest
  • Be at peace with the largest stone Blessing Buddha in Australia
  • Touch the World Peace Stupa, a project blessed by the Dalai Lama
  • Find yourself in a labyrinth
  • Join the daily Peace Experience at 12:30 pm and 3:00pm
  • Enjoy more experiences including Music of the Plants and the Crystal Experience, which rotate during the week
  • Children’s playground with free face painting on weekends and during school holidays
  • Take home your own copy of the Crystal Castle Guidebook

When can I visit?

Open Time

10:00am – 5:00pm (NSW time)
27 December – 29 January 10am – 5.30pm (NSW time)

No entry after 4:00 pm

We are open every day of the year, except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Enhance your visit

  • Be in awe during the Enchanted Cave meditation experience
  • Celebrate yourself with a personal Aura Photo
  • Browse extraordinary gifts of nature, spoil yourself and take home special treasures
  • Lunch on the terrace overlooking one of the best views in Byron Shire

Janelle J

Byron Bay, NSW

Crystal Castle has been around for ages and as a long-time local it was one of those places that I always thought I'd get around to visiting... one day.
I finally made it this year, when we visited for my daughter's birthday.
It's a great place to wander around, learn about crystals and enjoy a wonderful meal in the lovely cafe. Highly recommended.

Kellie B

Melbourne, VIC

I visited Crystal Castle while on a family trip in August, as soon as you drive in the gates you can feel a peaceful and positive energy surround you,
it's absolutely magical.

Dearne & Brian K

Neutral Bay, NSW

Wow ! OMG - Awesome - we've been here 6 hrs and I don't want to leave...

Getting Here

40 minutes from Gold Coast AirportGet directions20 minutes from Byron BayGet directions
40 minutes from Gold Coast AirportGet directions20 minutes from Byron BayGet directions