LAST winter, I went for trip to Crystal Mountain, an amazing mineral museum and theme park in Swanson, in the far western suburbs of Auckland. I took some photos and I also include a video.
There are all sorts of amazingly huge crystals. I really liked the hollow ones!
Here's the video I made. It's really atmospheric in there. The colours are a bit muted in the first sections but stand out in the last bit!
They also sell crystals, it goes without saying!
Here is the Crystal Mountain website:
I mention this post in my new book The Neglected North Island: New Zealand's other half. Check it out on this website when it comes out!
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