Crystal & Fantasy Caves

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Crystal & Fantasy Caves
Crystal & Fantasy Caves
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Key Info

8 Crystal Caves Rd.

Price & Hours

Tours of one cave cost $22 for adults and $10 for kids 5-12; tours of both caves cost $30 for adults, $12 for kids 5-12
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Details

Natural Wonders, Sightseeing, Tours Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.0scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

In 1907, the Crystal & Fantasy caves were accidentally discovered by two young boys. The story goes that Carl Gibbons and Edgar Hollis were playing an intense game of cricket when the ball was hit into a hole. One of the boys climbed down the hole to retrieve the ball, and alas, the caves were discovered. The caves covered in crystal formations surround a 55-foot deep lake. Today, bridges run throughout the caves allowing visitors to descend deep into the darkness and witness the magnificent beauty of the crystals while on a guided tour.

Recent cave explorers praised the informative tour guides and the breathtaking crystal formations. There is a lot of walking up and down stairs, so visitors highly recommend bringing comfortable walking shoes. And to avoid the crowds, plan to get there early in the morning; it also tends to be a bit cooler and less stuffy in the caves this time of day.

The caves are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with guided tours leaving every 20 minutes. Last tour leaves at 4:30 p.m. Admission to one cave costs $22 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 to 12; admission to both caves costs $30 for adults and $12 for children. Bus routes 1, 3, 10 and 11 from Hamilton or St. George's will take you to the caves. Visit the Caves' website for more information.

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