Treasures of WA – Gold and Pearls
- Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Perth, Western Australia
- Product code: EQTWA
Delve into two of Western Australia's (WA) most iconic industries with these award-winning city experiences exploring the world of gold and pearls. Save more than 10% when you book this exclusive online package!
The Perth Mint – Tour and Gold Exhibition
Discover the magic, allure and wonder of gold with an unforgettable tour and gold pour experience at The Perth Mint. Enjoy a guided walk, where you’ll hear tales of the gold mining legends and events that have shaped WA.
In our grand heritage building, you’ll find exciting interactive displays and an array of pure gold exhibits, including Australia’s most dazzling collection of natural gold nuggets, and the world’s largest and most valuable gold coin! Your extraordinary journey ends in our original 1899 melting house, where you’ll witness the amazing spectacle of molten gold being poured to form a gleaming gold bar.
Willie Creek Pearls – Live Pearl Harvest
Pearl farmers in WA's Kimberley region are known to produce the world's largest and finest pearls. At Willie Creek Pearls you will discover the secret life of the most precious pearls in the world and watch in amazement as an Australian pearl is harvested from its oyster right before your eyes! Journey with our pearls from shell to showroom, and come to understand how they are valued and made into stunning jewellery.
Morning tour – The Perth Mint to Willie Creek Pearls
9:30am The Perth Mint tour and Gold Exhibition
10:35am Depart The Perth Mint
11:00am Willie Creek Pearls Live Pearl Harvest
11:30am Tour concludes
Afternoon tour – Willie Creek Pearls to The Perth Mint
1:30pm Willie Creek Pearls Live Pearl Harvest
2:05pm Depart Willie Creek Pearls
2:30pm The Perth Mint tour and Gold Exhibition
3:30pm Tour concludes
Suggested transport routes
The Perth Mint <-> Willie Creek Pearls
Walking routes, 20 minutes non-stop
Route 1 – Heritage
From The Perth Mint to Willie Creek Pearls: On this route you will see several of WA’s iconic heritage buildings. Upon exiting The Perth Mint’s main gate, turn right on Hay Street heading towards the city. Turn left onto Hill Street where you will pass the historic Grosvenor Hotel, one of the oldest operating pubs in Perth. Continue on Hill Street until you reach Adelaide Terrace, where you will turn right. Enjoy your stroll along Adelaide Terrace, which turns into St Georges Terrace, until you reach the Supreme Court Gardens, home to the Supreme Court of WA which was established in 1861. Turn left onto Barrack Street and head towards The Bell Tower on the Swan River. Pass The Bell Tower and you will arrive at Willie Creek Pearls located at Barrack Square, Elizabeth Quay.
Route 2 – Riverside
From Willie Creek Pearls to The Perth Mint: For a scenic route by the Swan River, walk along Riverside Drive heading away from Perth city. Turn left onto Victoria Avenue and continue straight ahead until you reach St Mary’s Cathedral, one of the finest examples
of gothic architecture in the city. Follow Victoria Square until you reach Goderich Street, where you will turn right. Turn right again at Hill Street and you will arrive at The Perth Mint, on the corner of Hill and Hay Street in East Perth.
Route 3 – City
From The Perth Mint to Willie Creek Pearls: To experience the inner city, walking from the east end of town to the city centre, turn right on Hay Street upon leaving The Perth Mint. Walk along Hay Street until you reach Barrack Street. Turn left and head towards The Bell Tower on the edge of the Swan River. Walk past The Bell Tower and you will arrive at Willie Creek Pearls located at Barrack Square, Elizabeth Quay.
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- The two-hour tour includes your own travel time between the venues. Please allow at least 20 minutes to walk between locations or take a taxi/Uber for your convenience.
- Please arrive at least five minutes before each scheduled tour to allow sufficient time to check in.
- If you have chosen the morning tour commencing at 9:30am and would like some time to browse the extensive Perth Mint Shop, please arrive at The Perth Mint at 9am.
- Willie Creek Pearls is located in Barrack Square at Elizabeth Quay.
- A 24-hour cancellation policy applies to this tour. See our terms and conditions for further information.
- For a more luxurious dive into WA’s gold and pearl industries, our Deluxe Discoveries – Gold and Pearls tour is also available.