Perth Mint Tours
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When it opened in 1899, the Perth Mint was the third branch of Britain’s Royal Mint in Australia. Today it produces gold, silver, and platinum bullion coins and bars. Visit to see exhibitions about Western Australia’s gold rush history and collections of rare gold nuggets and coins.
A guided tour of Perth Mint takes you through exhibits featuring millions of dollars of gold and other precious metals, including the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin—the world’s largest gold bullion coin. You also learn the Mint’s history and watch gold being melted, poured, and formed into bars. The Mint is a stop on most Perth hop-on hop-off tours, making it easy to visit as part of a day of sightseeing.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Perth Mint shop offers high-end jewelry and gold and silver bars and coins for sale; the shop also buys gold and silver bullion.
- The shop and exhibition areas are wheelchair-accessible via ramps.
- Separate tours can be arranged by the Mint for visitors with special needs.
- There is a cafe on site for light refreshments.
How to Get There
The Perth Mint is in East Perth within walking distance of its central business district. Walk along Hay Street, or take the free Red CAT bus to the Perth Mint stop on Hay Street. Metered street parking is available in the area.
When to Get There
The Perth Mint is open daily except Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day. It’s a popular destination for school field trips, so plan your visit around school hours or school holidays if you wish to avoid student groups.
The Swan River flows through the city just a few blocks south of Perth Mint. The river provides miles of waterfront for walking, biking, playing, and picnicking. Stroll along the river toward the Bell Tower and Elizabeth Quay, where you can drink, dine, take photos, or hop on a ferry or river cruise.
Address: 310 Hay Street, Perth 6000, Australia
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Perth Mint
See the highlights of Perth on a Segway tour along the city’s booming and beautiful riverfront. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise along the Swan River, and check out attractions like Kings Park, Claisebrook Cove or the river foreshore, depending on the option selected when booking. By allowing you to cover more ground than a walking tour but still be outside in the fresh air, a Segway is the ideal way to explore a sunny, outdoorsy city like Perth.
Explore central Perth at your own pace on a self-guided audio tour. Using your own smartphone or mp3 device, you'll follow a downloaded map to check out sights such as the Perth Town Hall and the Bell Tower on the Swan River waterfront. As you go, listen to narration to learn about the landmarks of the city center.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Frequently Asked Questions
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