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The Perth Mint: Guided Heritage Tour and Gold Pour

The Perth Mint

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Highlights

The Perth Mint offers a unique combination of attractions which allow you to experience all the magic, allure and wonder of gold.

Founded in 1899 on the cusp of the greatest gold rush in Australia’s history, the Mint is custodian to one of Western Australia’s oldest heritage sites and is a magnificent reminder of the State’s golden beginnings.

Bringing the story of Western Australian gold to life, the darkened halls of the Gold Exhibition offer multimedia presentations, interactive displays, historic images and aged artefacts, which all combine to form the backdrop to the array of dazzling pure gold exhibits.

Embark on the emotive journey of gold discovery, marvel at the largest gold coin ever made, view an impressive collection of natural gold nuggets, watch how molten gold is poured to form a solid gold bar, discover the value of your weight in gold, and much more!

What You'll Get

Visit: The Perth Mint, Cbd 310 Hay St East Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6004 Australia

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.

Additional Information

  • 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 7 days from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Public holidays from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • New Year's Day, 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.
Inclusions
  • Tour guide


Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions


Duration
1 hour

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the The Perth Mint in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.