Crystal Castle is a Byron Bay treasure, hidden up in the hinterland. The botanical gardens filled with extraordinary crystals and beautiful plant life and are must for visitors in the area, looking to connect with the spirituality of the area, or just enjoy a peaceful day among nature. We recommend you allow at least 3-4 hours to fully appreciate all Crystal Castle has to offer, and have compiled a list of must-dos while visiting.
5 things you must do when visiting crystal castle
The half kilometre Buddha Walk is a beautiful way to start your visit to Crystal Castle. The picturesque path overlooking the Byron Hinterland is dotted with statues carved with volcanic rock from Gunung Merapi. Make sure to take your time at each statue, in particular the Blessing Buddha and Lotus Mosaic- the 4 metre high, 14 tonne centre piece of the Buddha Walk.
Every day at Crystal Castle there is a free experience offered to visitors. Shambala Gardens Tour, Music of the Plants and Crystal Experience are all run on various days throughout the week, as well as The Crystal Castle Peace Experience held at The World Peace Stupa. Taking part in the experiences is the best way to learn and immerse yourself in all Crystal Castle has to offer.
Morning coffee at the lotus café
We love our coffee! What better place to enjoy local organic coffee and nutritious food, than in a location overlooking the Byron Hinterland. The Lotus Cafe at Crystal Castle is adjacent to the Bussha Walk and Crystal Guardians, one of the most beautiful coffee spots in the area!
The crystal guardians
The Crystal Guardians were brought from Columbia to their new home at Crystal Castle in 2016, where visitors are invited to stand between the huge crystals and feel their energy. The huge 5.5m crystals are a unique combination of smoky quartz, amethyst, clear quartz, calcite and agate, and make a powerful impression on everyone who visits them.
The wishing tree
A beautifully thoughtful and interactive element of Crystal Castle. Just before The World Peace Stupa, you will come across the Wishing Tree. Write down your wish on the card provided, find a part of the tree that resonates with you, and attach your wish for the world to it. The Wishing Tree is a touching way to feel connected to those surrounding you, the community and the earth, as you make your wish as visitors before you (from all over the world) have done so.