Sydney Mint, Sydney

Sydney Mint, Sydney

The Sydney Mint functioned as a "rum" hospital for convicts and the poor from 1816 to 1854. From 1855 to 1926, the building served as a Royal Mint branch, minting 1,200 tons of gold into 150 million sovereigns. The building would become host to government offices from 1926 to 1997. During this time, the government hosted over 20 courts and departments here.

Bullion Bar and Dining is a French Bistro on the site of the Mint. Christophe Briet, the chef, has Parisian training that gives the foods served an authentic feel. Australian produce helps provide a localized feel to the dishes. As an extra treat, the restaurant also hosts a daily High Tea.

The Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection gives visitors the most in-depth look at how the space inside the building has been utilized over the years. All of the tours of this site are self-guided, allowing you to explore everything at your leisure.

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Sydney. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Sydney Mint on Map

Sight Name: Sydney Mint
Sight Location: Sydney, Australia (See walking tours in Sydney)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Sydney, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Sydney

Create Your Own Walk in Sydney

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sydney is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Newtown Street Murals Walking Tour

Newtown Street Murals Walking Tour

Whenever you think of street art in Sydney, one suburb immediately springs to mind, and that is Newtown. Largely regarded as Sydney’s coolest neighborhood, this is ground zero of the city's mural art scene. Since the early 1990s, with the appearance of the famous “I Have a Dream” mural on King Street, the area has been attracting artists with a message, adding a colorful coat of paint...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Sydney's Historical Churches

Sydney's Historical Churches

Churches in Sydney are vivid examples of buildings with both historical and architectural value. Some of them, like St Mary’s Cathedral, have become iconic symbols of Sydney. So if you are interested in places of spirituality from either an architectural or historical standpoint, this self-guided tour will take you to the most important places of worship in Sydney.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
The Rocks Walking Tour

The Rocks Walking Tour

The Rocks is a historic area and the oldest neighborhood in downtown Sydney, located on the southern shore of Sydney Harbor, immediately north-west of the city's business district. It was the site of the first European colony in New South Wales when ships laden with convicts arrived from England. The original buildings here were made of sandstone which gave the area its name.

Today's...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Food Tour in Sydney

Food Tour in Sydney

Sydney is a melting pot, and the local food culture is a sure testament to that. The inflow of immigrants from Europe and Asia over the years has turned the city into a much coveted foodie destination. If you have adventurous palate and are keen to eat the best local food, follow this self-guided walk to check out some of the best eating places around The Rocks and Barangaroo areas of Sydney!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Historic Buildings Walking Tour

Historic Buildings Walking Tour

One of the main cities in Australia, Sydney is also the country's oldest metropolis. It has no shortage of impressive historical buildings, some dating back as far as the early 19th century. Many of the local landmarks, such as Sydney Town Hall, Queen Victoria Building (QVB), Hyde Park Barracks and others, are wonders in their own right and fit to delight any history buff. If you wish to...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Sydney Introduction Walking Tour

Sydney Introduction Walking Tour

Sydney was found in 1788 when a fleet of eleven British ships arrived at where Sydney Cove is today. Onboard those pioneer vessels were 759 convicts plus sailors and marines to guard them. The city was named after Lord Sydney, the British Secretary of State who recommended the British government to establish a penal colony in Australia.

Human activity in the area that would later become Sydney...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


Top 15 Aussie Souvenirs to Bring Home from Sydney

Top 15 Aussie Souvenirs to Bring Home from Sydney

"You haven't been anywhere if you haven't been to Australia," they say, and you'd definitely want something tangible in hand to remind you of the g'days spent Down Under. In Sydney, you will find tonnes of distinctly Oz products that would serve this purpose...