The Crystal Castle – an amazing place to visit.
The Crystal Castle – an amazing place to visit.

So much to see and do in the shire

The Crystal Castle is better than ever.

There’s a lot happening throughout the holidays.

See the amazing new Crystal Caves doco in the new Discovery Room.

Some days there’s children’s face painting and story telling (check the schedule on the website -

Come and check out this amazing place, it’s a great day out whether sunny or rainy.

Stroll the Buddha Walk and see enormous mystical statues, including the largest stone blessing Buddha in Australia.

See giant natural crystals from all over the world and feel the magic of the forest on the ever-growing rainforest walk.

 Browse the new expanded bookshop with an extraordinary selection of books, oracle cards and music.

There’s lots of new crystals plus the area’s finest collection of semi-precious stone jewellery.

 Relax in the Lotus Café and enjoy the breathtaking hinterland views.

All this and only 20 minutes from Byron Bay or 10 minutes from Mullumbimby. 


Visitors to one of Australia’s most famous destinations can explore the maritime history of Byron Bay during the summer school holidays, as the Cape Byron Trust is once again running the popular heritage tours of the Cape Byron Lighthouse. 

 “The lighthouse tours provide visitors with the opportunity to explore and appreciate the maritime heritage of Byron Bay,” Cape Byron Trust chair Yvonne Stewart said.

“It is a unique opportunity to discover what goes on within the walls of an operational lighthouse and get a close look at the superb Fresnel lens, the first of its kind in Australia when installed in 1901.

“Join a tour and take a step back in time to discover what the daily duties of the lighthouse keepers and their families at the Cape would have been like.”

There were three keepers’ families living at Cape Byron from 1901 with the last keeper leaving in 1989.

Visitors will join an experienced guide and find out about the history and significance of this unique lighthouse.

They will climb the tower, stopping at each of the three levels before stepping out on to the top balcony where they will get a bird’s eye view into the Marine Park below and surrounding hinterland.

Guided tours of the Cape Byron Lighthouse are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays (all year), and on Saturdays during school holidays.

 Guided tours take about 40 minutes and cost $8 for adults, $6 for children (five years plus) and concession, and $25 for family groups.

Bookings are recommended. People can phone 66855955 or visit the shop at the lighthouse keepers cottage.

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