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Eleanor Knight4 years ago

Visit Crystal Castle for an enchanting experience

Are you searching for something more than everyday life? Perhaps your current situation is getting you down and you're searching for a new path? If you're on the look out for guidance and peace, why not take a trip to Crystal Castle for a truly unique and fortifying experience? Located in the heart of Northern Rivers, this soulful location is well-known as the jewel of Byron Bay, attracting crowds from far and wide. Whether you're visiting alone for some timeout or with your best friend for an enchanting experience to share, you're guaranteed a fantastic adventure when you visit Crystal Castle.

Crystal Castle

Stunning gardens, Crystal Castle - Northern Rivers
Stunning gardens, Crystal Castle – Northern Rivers

Situated in the Byron Bay Hinterland near the quaint town of Mullumbimby, Crystal Castle is the perfect place to visit for an enriching experience. Here you can surround yourself in positive energy and free daily workshops including, the Peace Experience with its sound-healing baths, meditations and sacred ‘Kora’ walks. Take a stroll through the stunning sub-tropical gardens filled with huge crystals and hand-carved statues, or simply find a spot to sit down and relax in this luscious, private location that was once an empty paddock. Find yourself in an ancient labyrinth or spin the prayer wheels at the Kalachakra World Peace Stupa, an amazing monumental project blessed  by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Open from 10am to 5pm every day (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday), regardless of when you visit, the Crystal Castle is the perfect–and affordable–destination for the whole family to experience.
Where: 81 Monet Drive Mullumbimby NSW 2482

As well as this beautiful location, we have found some of the best cafes and restaurants in Mullumbimby to grab a delicious meal before or after your trip to Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens!

The Lotus Cafe

Gorgeous views, The Lotus Cafe - Northern Rivers
Gorgeous views, The Lotus Cafe – Northern Rivers

Located inside Crystal Castle The Lotus Cafe is the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy a delicious cup of organic coffee. This tranquil space overlooks the stunning Byron Bay hinterland, as well as the beautiful grounds of the Cyrstal Castle; if for you, nothing beats a cafe with a view, this is your ideal location.

Take a seat in this welcoming location and browse over their delectable menu that features an array of mouth-watering dishes. Everything on the menu is made daily by local chefs so you know whatever you decide to indulge in will be fresh and flavoursome. From tasty snacks, filling meals and delightful desserts, The Lotus Cafe offers it all!
Where: 81 Monet Drive Mullumbimby NSW 2482

The Empire Cafe and Deluxe Burger Bar

Crazy burgers, The Empire Cafe and Deluxe Burger Bar - Northern Rivers
Crazy burgers, The Empire Cafe and Deluxe Burger Bar – Northern Rivers

If you didn’t stop in at The Lotus Cafe while visiting Crystal Castle, you’re bound to be hungry! Just down the road from the gardens is The Empire Cafe and Deluxe Burger Bar; this trendy location is the perfect spot to enjoy a filling lunch or an evening meal. If you haven’t already guessed by the name, this joint specialises in melt-in-your-mouth burgers that are good enough to impress the biggest of burger brains.

Stacked to the high heavens, the burgers at The Empire Cafe and Deluxe Burger Bar are not only the most delicious but also biggest around. If you’re visiting with a small stomach, ask the friendly team which stack is the smallest. So hungry you could eat a whole pig? Jump straight in and order any of the tasty concoctions on the menu, or if you want something mega, try The Wolverine (pictured above) – you won’t be disappointed!
Where: 20 Burringbar Street Mullumbimby NSW 2482

Poinciana Cafe

Awesome atmosphere, Poinciana Cafe - Northern Rivers
Awesome atmosphere, Poinciana Cafe – Northern Rivers

Before visiting Crystal Castle, stop by Poinciana Cafe for a delicious and filling breakfast. This location is loved by individuals from far and wide and certainly not one to be missed. Decide to relax inside on the comfortable furniture or outside in the garden to enjoy the fresh air. Pouring up the finest blended coffee, don’t forget to choose your favourite caffeine hit before scanning over their delicious brekky menu.

Poinciana Cafe is not only a good place to visit for breakfast; this welcoming and unique cafe is open from 8am to 4pm every day, serving up delicious treats and lunches to both locals and visitors of Mulllumwimby. Sporting a menu infused with Caribbean, Latin American and Mexican classics, there really is something for everyone at Poinciana Cafe. Head down and say hello to the welcoming crew at this rustic cafe today.
Where: 55 Station Street Mullumbimby NSW 2482

Where do you like to go to find inner peace? We’d love to know!

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