Set on 40 acres in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges, Crystal Mountain is a purpose-built gallery that houses New Zealand's largest selection of crystals, minerals and fossils from around the world.
Showcasing many rare and beautiful specimens and just 20km from the Auckland CBD, Crystal Mountain is a great day trip for kids and adults alike.
There is a lot to see and do here, with a theme park for the kids and a museum for the adults to browse Crystal Mountain's collection of treasures whilst sipping on a great cup of coffee from their onsite cafe.
|Accepts credit cards||Yes|
|Children's play area||Yes|
|Coffee brand||Karajoz Coffee|
|Food Options||Gluten free, Vegetarian|
|Off street parking||Yes|
Products and specialities
Rare and beautiful crystals, minerals and fossils, miniature farm, pony rides, bungy trampoline, museum, online shop, function centre, on site cafe and souvenir gallery.
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I love the peace and quiet of looking around all of the Crystals and gems and sitting down watching the peacocks and other animals they have there. The place is very enjoyable and in a nice setting. Even if it's raining you can sit inside and enjoy a nice coffee and something to eat under cover. Great places to take children as they can go through to the farm they have for children to see and touch the animals.
We went to Crystal Mountain specifically to see the animals. We pretty much had the park to ourselves - surprising for a Saturday - and happily wandered around, feeding and petting the llamas, deer, sheep etc. They were all were very happy to pose for photos with us, and we even got to see some newborn bunnies. If you’re even remotely an animal person this place is well worth a visit.
This is a fascinating place to take the kids. With a petting zoo of farm animals to pat, feed and ride, a train and a mini rollercoaster to enjoy, and gold to be panned for, there is still enough time to spend admiring the incredible array of crystals in the shop - after a visit underground down the elevator! A wonderful combination of fun and learning!