- Museums, Tours Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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The Perth Mint offers visitors a rare glimpse at lots and lots of gold – tourists can even handle $700,000 worth of it. The mint's exhibits walk through Western Australia's history with gold discovery and showcase everything from natural gold nuggets to the largest gold coin ever made (it weighs a ton). During the tours, a guide will lead you through the mint's vaults and demonstrate an actual gold pouring, all the while telling you stories about gold mining legends.
Although you can meander the Perth Mint on your own, most travelers recommend taking the hourlong guided tour for a richer experience. And even if it seems like it would appeal to a niche audience, most recent travelers say the exhibits and tours are so well done that this attraction is universally appealing.
The Perth Mint is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult admission costs AU$19 (about $14.50) for adults and AU$17 (around $13) for children, ages 4 to 15. Kids 3 and younger get in for free. Families can also purchase a family pass for AU$48 (approximately $37), which covers admission for two adults and two children. You'll find the Perth Mint a short walk from the city center, accessible via the free Red CAT bus. For more information, visit the Perth Mint's website.
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