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The Perth Mint Gold Tour

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Overview

Learn all about gold and the Australian gold rush during a one-hour tour of the Perth Mint. One of Western Australia’s oldest heritage sites, the Perth Mint features multimedia presentations, historic images and artifacts, and a dazzling array of pure gold that includes natural gold nuggets and a solid gold bar.
  • One-hour tour of the Perth Mint
  • View the largest coin ever made — one ton of pure gold
  • See exhibits that show more than $25 million worth of gold
  • Touch a solid gold bar that is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
  • Watch molten gold being poured
  • Find out the value of your weight in gold
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Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions
Make your own way to the Perth Mint to meet your guide for the tour.

Hear about the history of the grand heritage building, which includes heavily secured vaults and the original melting house. View the largest coin ever made; have the chance to handle more than $700,000 worth of gold bullion; and watch molten gold being poured to form a solid gold bar.

See Australia's most dazzling collection of natural nuggets, including Newmont's Normandy Nugget, the second largest gold nugget in existence, which weighs 56.2 pounds (25.5 kilos). You'll also learn about the lives of early gold prospectors who often spent years in the harsh conditions of the Australian outback in search of gold.
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The Perth Mint
Guided Heritage Talk Make the most of your visit to The Perth Mint by joining one of the hourly guided talks. The grand heritage building, heavily secured vaults and original melting house each provide the cues for many extraordinary stories about Western Australia's golden past and the Mint's rich history of refining gold and issuing priceless gold bars and coins. The Gold Exhibition The Mint's Gold Exhibition is a world-class destination which brings the history of Western Australian gold, and The Perth Mint, to life. Offering a unique combination of attractions, it gives you the rare opportunity to experience the emotive journey of gold discovery. The inspiring story of the search for gold unfolds in a multimedia extravaganza, with interactive displays, historic images and aged artefacts forming the backdrop to a glittering array of pure gold exhibits. Marvel at the largest coin ever made, weighing one tonne of pure gold; view Australia's most dazzling display of natural gold nuggets; watch molten gold being poured to form a gleaming solid gold bar; handle more than $700,000 worth of gold bullion and much more! Record Breaking Coin The centrepiece of the Gold Exhibition is the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, the largest and most valuable coin ever made. Tipping the scale at a massive one tonne of 99.99% pure gold, this colossal coin measures 80cm wide and more than 12cm deep. Holding a prestigious Guinness World Record, this monumental masterpiece is valued at more than $50million and is showcased in all its golden glory on a revolving platform. Watch a Gold Pour Witness the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour in The Perth Mint's original melting house, during which pure gold is heated to molten temperatures and transformed into a gleaming solid gold bar. Australia’s Largest Natural Nugget Collection Many early prospectors spent years enduring the harsh conditions of the Australian outback in search of the illusive gold nugget. Marvel at Australia's most dazzling collection of natural nuggets, including Newmont's Normandy Nugget, the second largest gold nugget in existence, weighing an impressive 25.5 kilograms (820 ounces). Worth Your Weight in Gold? Ever wondered what your weight is worth in gold?  Step onto the special scales to find out! The Perth Mint Shop The Perth Mint Shop is located in the Mint's original gold receiving room. Here you will discover a treasure trove of gold, silver and platinum coins, natural gold nuggets, unique jewellery, precious stones and an exclusive range of gifts and souvenirs.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Perth Mint is located at 310 Hay Street (cnr Hill Street) in East Perth, a short walk from Perth's city centre and many leading hotels and accommodation houses. You can use the free Central Area Transit (CAT) bus service to visit the Mint. Chose the Red CAT bus (click here for route map) and depart at The Perth Mint stop (Number R06)
  • Open Fridays and Saturdays for Tours of The Perth Mint
  • Public holidays from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Closed New Year's Day, 9th January 2022, Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
  • An exhibition guide brochure is available in 8 languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese and Korean)
  • Wheelchair access and special restroom facilities. A wheelchair is available for loan, if required.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • OPERATED BY The Perth Mint
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during The Perth Mint Gold Tour?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by The Perth Mint Gold Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Perth Mint Gold Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by The Perth Mint Gold Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Perth Mint Gold Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "Well and truly worth a visit if you are in Perth." See review
  • "This to is sensational value and so interesting.. Just seeing a gold pour alone makes the tour well worth it, let alone the commentary and viewing and holding a piece of gold bullion." See review

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star-5
Seeing the gold pour and...
Gary_C
, Jul. 2022
Seeing the gold pour and the big coin. The guide new his stuff and was very entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
star-5
Amazing, worth the time and money
Sufyan_A
, Jul. 2022
Our guide was amazing. We loved the live gold pouring part. Got to know the history of gold discovery in Australia and found it very interesting.
star-5
Best Holidays Ever!!!
Gary_B
, Jul. 2022
All of it!!! Was great 👍 loved it all! Will do it all again another time. Highly recommend it all.thanks 👌
star-5
Perth Mint Tour.
Colleen_L
, Jun. 2022
This was a well informed tour by all your tour guides and thoroughly enjoyed the whole visit. Learning all the history of the Perth Mint and watching the pouring of gold bars.
star-4
Well worth the visit
Nanette_J
, Jun. 2022
Great building and very interesting to find out about the history of the mint. George was our guide he was very good & we enjoyed it very much.
star-5
It was quite an...
Lynne_H
, Jun. 2022
It was quite an experience to see the gold being poured. Very interesting to hear the history of the mint & gold mining
star-5
Wonderful tour to the Perth Mint
Andrew_C
, Jun. 2022
Wonderful tour to the Perth Mint! Fun and educational. Jeff made the big difference. He is an amazing story teller! :)
star-5
Awesome Tour
josphine_r
, Jun. 2022
The whole tour was wonderful ..our tour guide Jeff was fantastic, Loved every minute of it.. Especially the history of by gone days & watching the gold being poured was amazing..Thanks
star-5
Awesome
Yan_P
, Jun. 2022
Great tour for foreigners who prefer having someone to guide on the history of this place and gold! I feel its worth it! Thanks for the great demo on how gold bars are made!
star-5
Good time in Perth
Elizabeth_M
, Jun. 2022
Amount of gold mined in WA very informative tour guide. Nice to see real gold nuggets. Gift shop was well presented and had lovely stones displayed
star-5
Great day at the Mint
Anthony_C
, Jun. 2022
The guide was excellent with humour & history & skill. The gold bullion pouring was very interesting. All staff friendly.
star-5
Good as Gold
Gail_G
, Jun. 2022
The Gold pour was very interesting. The your guide drove a little fast to understand her, but was very informative.
star-5
Take the experience.
Michael_P
, May 2022
It was a really great experience for all our family. The kids loved it and couldn’t stop talking about what they had learned. Thankyou Perth Mint for a great time.
star-4
Worth the money
KATRINA_H
, May 2022
Enjoyed watching the gold pour - really interesting! The talk beforehand was informative but it could have been condensed.
star-5
A really worthwhile visit
David_B
, May 2022
Really great to see real nuggets and the 1 tonne coin minted in gold. Thought the guide was terrific, with great knowledge and strong voice. The golf pour is always a treat to see.
star-4
gold pouring and tour...
David_W
, May 2022
gold pouring and tour guide knowledge in the history of the mint. Guide was value for money for a family
star-5
Short and Informative
Anonymous
, May 2022
Took grandkids and they were quite amazed. Very well presented to keep children interested. Being short experience makes it easy to keep kids attention.
star-5
P Mint mark experience
Daniel_M
, May 2022
The whole experience was my memorable moment,the history of the gold nuggets at the start of the tour was fantastic, and seeing a one tonne pure gold coin was amazing,my kids really enjoyed it.
star-5
Don’t miss it
Fiona_P
, May 2022
Our tour guide was fabulous, very well informed and entertaining and it was a great experience. I’ve done the tour before and thoroughly enjoyed it and will do it again with friends and family visiting from overseas
star-5
Perth Mint
MargaretKey
, May 2022
Very interesting and Geoff did a great job! Highly recommend for all ages. Particularly liked the pouring of the gold!

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