Some of you may have noticed the beautiful picture I have on my blog and Facebook page. It is a massive piece of quartz crystal, set in the gardens of the Crystal Castle. Nestled up in a little mountain in the Byron Bay Hinterland, not far from Mullumbimby in New South Wales, Australia is the most magical, spiritual, beautiful place I have ever been.
We went on a road trip to visit my parents last year and finally I got to visit the Crystal Castle! We even made a whole day of it, staying at nearby Murwillumbah overnight. You really need at least a good three or four hours to visit. Both of my children, as do I, have a fascination with crystals. They are drawn to their beautiful energy and love collecting them. So, we were really looking forward to this trip!
The Crystal Castle is like an uber cool hang-out joint in the rainforest! We had a lovely lunch first off at the Lotus cafe – sitting out on the deck, overlooking the mountains – bliss! The food was yummy, healthy and organic. We had a bit of stroll around the shops, all tucked away in little rooms, branching off the main area. You can buy crystals (of course!) in all shape and forms, spiritual books, music CDs, gifts and loads of other things. The kids had a bit of a muck around in the playground – it’s right near the deck, so you can have lunch while keeping an eye on the kids.
The focal point is Fireheart the dragon, complete with crystal eyes.
They also have a large building for all sorts of workshops and you can even have readings done by resident clairvoyants. If you go in school holidays, there are lots of activities on offer, including face painting.
Didn’t they do a good job on my Natural New Age Girl?
How awesome is this picnic table and chairs made from rose quartz? It was so cool and smooth to sit on!
Once we did all the stuff in the main area, we headed off for a walk in the gardens. They are magnificently landscaped and feature statues of all different gods. We followed the lead of many others and left coin offerings on the statues as we made wishes. Crystal Castle collect the offerings and donate them to a Tibetan kindergarten in India.
An image of Ganesha, a Hindu deity.
The walks are not long and there are plenty of spots to sit and meditate or just enjoy. The highlight of the gardens would really have to be the Blessing Buddha statue which is four metres high !
Blessing Buddha Statue with gorgeous lotus mosaic.
Walking the rose quartz magic spiral.
What I found most incredible was the sheer size of some of these crystals. Absolutely breathtaking!
♥♥ Rose quartz – the stone of universal love. How could you not feel the love with a crystal that big?? ♥♥
We had such a wonderful time and left reluctantly, not wanting the spiritual high to end. The Crystal Castle’s motto is “enrich your spirit” and I can honestly say that they deliver on that promise. This is a tourist attraction like no other!