There is SO much history in Australia, and one of those fascinating places you can visit with the family is the Perth Mint!
This attraction has become an essential part of any visit to Perth, and when you visit - you'll see why! (You'll also see why Western Australia is known as the "golden state"!)
The Mint was established all the way back in 1899, with it's main goal to refine gold from the goldfields to create currency, and it's still used to this day!
The Perth Mint is home to a number of attractions, including the incredible Gold Pout, AND you even get the chance to handle a REAL 400oz pure gold bar - how amazing is that! Something fun to tell friends back at school!
The Mint's Gold Exhibition is a world-class attraction, and shows you the history of the gold, and also the mint - and the latest interactive technologies bring it to life for kids!
Watch out for the largest coin every made!
Get more out of your day at The Perth Mint by joining one of their guided talks, which depart hourly.
Plus your visit includes the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour, during which pure gold is heated to molten temperatures and transformed into a solid gold bar. The fascinating nineteenth century brick walls of the melting house are literally embedded with gold dust, accumulated over many decades of continuous refining.
The Perth Mint is the permanent home of the world's greatest collection of investment gold bars and breathtaking collection of natural gold nuggets, wafers and crystals, including Newmont’s Normandy Nugget, the second largest gold nugget in existence, weighing in at a whopping 25.5 kilograms (820 ounces)!
Make sure you step onto the scales to find out your weight in gold (literally!)
Great history and gold fun at the Perth Mint!