If you're enchanted by the magic of crystals, Crystal World, located just outside of Melbourne, is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon.
As a psychic medium, I'm always on the lookout for spiritual tools to help me within my craft, so I jumped at the chance to check out Crystal World with my sister in law Tess, close friend Aleesha and a couple of kiddos.
Nestled on a cute country block in Devon Meadows, the drive is very straightforward from the Melbourne CBD. Once you turn off the highway, you'll be surprised by the prettiness of this quaint little suburb.
Upon entering Crystal World, I was awestruck by the large chunks of rose quartz stacked up along the perimeter of the property.
They've certainly earnt the right to call themselves "Crystal World" with the jaw-dropping amount of crystals they have on show.
Crystal World is open from 12 - 5pm, seven days a week and entry is free.
There's plenty to see and discover, whether you're a parent or a child.
Read on to see why I highly recommend making the trip out to Devon Meadows to check this magical crystal paradise.
Outside you'll find all the raw gems which are displayed in rows and rows of large crates. You could easily spend an hour or two browsing through the different types available. I love working with raw crystals, tracing my finger along the rough outlines of the shape as I meditate or connect in with spirits during my psychic readings.
Indoors, there's an impressive showroom and shop, which houses all the polished crystals, jewelry, geodes, caves and salt lamps. The pricing is super reasonable as Crystal World offers fantastic value for money.
I picked up this enormous salt lamp for just $50, which I love.
If you have a bit more cash to splash, you might be interested in a set of $75,000 Amythest crystal wings, which stand over two metres tall!
Stunning, but sadly out of my price range!
Dinosaur Statues For The Kids
Past the wholesale crates, you will find a pond, filled with ducks and elegant black swans. On the grassy banks of the water sits many huge dinosaur statues that will wow the children, and also provide fo some great photo opportunities.
Bella The Lady (Doggo)
Two spoilt dogs have the run of the place.
Bella really caught my eye as she lazed in the doorway, with her paws elegantly crossed in front of her, like a real lady.
She loved lapping up the attention and pats off every customer.
What a life!!!
Rosie, The Great White Shark
Before you leave, be sure to visit Rosie the Shark. The 5m great white shark comes with a fascinating story.
Rosie was originally caught in a tuna fishing net in South Australia in 1998 and displayed at Wildlife Wonderland in Victoria. (now abandoned)
She was rediscovered in 2018 by Youtuber Luke McPherson when he created a video exploring the abandoned park. You can imagine his surprise when he came across this massive creature amongst the ruins. Her body was preserved in a leaking tank of toxic formaldehyde.
Luke posted the video to Youtube and received over 147K views, and viewers were horrified to see Rosie going to waste in a space where nobody would see her. They started a Facebook page to rehome Rosie, and the legends at Crystal World agreed to restore her tank and proudly display Rosie in all her glory.
My Personal Haul
Now that I've told you about the layout of the place let's talk about what I bought!
When choosing Crystals, there's no right or wrong way to go about it, but I always go with the particular crystals I feel drawn to.
The crystals that catch my eye are generally the ones I need in my life.
I use them to help me with my psychic readings and often hold them in my hands during meditation sessions.
I also don't mind using them to decorate my house!
Here's the breakdown of each crystal I chose, and a brief rundown on their healing properties.
Known to increase intuitive abilities, by helping link the human mind to the universal consciousness and further developing a connection to spirit.
Aragonite provides strength and support, helps to combat anger and stress. It is a reliable earth-healer and grounding stone.
Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety.
Aides emotional healing, and helps to reduce stress and depression. It activates the throat, heart, third eye chakras and the intellect.
Tiger's eye is known to bring good luck. It assists in deepening one's meditative state while grounding and centering personal energy whilst promoting mental clarity.
Black Obsidian is believed to help with grounding and clarity, as well as protection from negative energy.
White Sage Smudge Bundle
I like to routinely cleanse my home & psychic reading room with a smudging ritual to get rid of any negative energy that has accumulated. These smudge bundles were around half the price to what you'll pay in the regular retail store.
All up, I walked out of Crystal World with a haul that I was super happy with and only spent a $200.
My husband thinks I'm holding back on what I spent, but I assure you [and him] it was amazingly just $200.
No doubt, I'll return sooner rather than later as I continue to build on my beautiful crystal collection and feed my new obsession.
To anyone interested in seeing what surely is the most extensive crystal collection in Melbourne.....If not Australia, or just want to go on a bit of an adventure with the family, be sure to check out Crystal World.
Written by Janelle Bridge
Psychic Medium @ www.janellebridge.com.au