Visited with 2 granddaughters and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Nathan, our guide, was excellent and very knowledgeable. Well worth the money
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.
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.
Perth Mint is highly recommended. The guide Greg is very wonderful. He is the gold pourer as well, the demonstration is spectacular. His performance is very nice. Lots of fun!
Danny our tour guide was very informative and gave everyone plenty of time to see the exhibits. The gold pour was particularly interesting with lots of facts about smelting gold and the Mint. The wrist bands are valid all day so you could stay as...More