Check out these cheap experiences in Perth for under $50!
There is so much to see and do in Perth – the hardest thing is
We have a list of some of the best and cheap things to do in Perth for less than a pineapple.
Perfect for travellers who want to experience the best of Perth on a budget. Or alternatively, if you’re a local and looking for things to do in Perth on the weekend.
1. Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise $42
Enjoy a leisurely 45 minute cruise on a glass bottom boat through Shoalwater Bay’s wildlife sanctuary zone to see wild dolphins and rare Australian sea lions. Get up close with the world’s smallest penguins when you join the island rangers present penguin feeding and a talk. Plenty of time to explore the sandy bays too!
2. Nostalgia Box $17
Relive your childhood with a trip to Australia’s only video game museum right here in Perth! Play old favourites such as Pong, Atari 2600, Super Mario Bros, Alex Kidd, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot and many more! A great visit with the kids on the weekend or school holidays.
3. The Bell Tower $18
Located overlooking the Swan River, The Bell Tower is one of Perth’s most visited attraction and it’s home to the famous royal bells of St Martin-in-the-Fields, which chimed for James Cook as he departed on his voyage of discovery to Australia. Definitely one of Perth’s iconic landmark and located right in the heart of Elizabeth Quay.
4. The Perth Mint $19
Watch a molten gold pour and see precious gold bars and coins being struck at the award-winning Perth Mint. Marvel at Australia’s largest collection of natural gold nuggets, including the second largest gold nugget in existence, weighing in at 25.5 kilograms. Guided talks operate every hour.
5. Lancelin 4WD Sand Dunes Boarding Adventure $30
Enjoy this 45 minute adventure on this thrill ride which takes you up and down some of the biggest dunes in Western Australia with the magnificent crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean as the backdrop. Lancelin is located around 70kms north of Perth so a great activity if you have your own vehicle and self-driving.
6. Caversham Wildlife Park $28
Spend the day at one of Perth’s most incredible and popular attractions, showcasing the largest private collection of native wildlife in Western Australia. There is nothing like hand feeding the kangaroos before joining the interactive farm show, touch a possum or lizard, meet a wombat and have your photo taken with very cute koalas!
7. Mandurah Dolphin and Canal Cruise $32
View spectacular wild dolphins, in their natural environment, on the pristine and calm inland Mandurah waterways with Mandurah Cruises. Less than an hour south of Perth and Mandurah’s number one tourist attraction this one hour Dolphin and Scenic Canal Cruise visits the world class Ocean Marina as well as the luxurious homes, with no expense spared, on the canals.
8. Fremantle Tram Pass $28
Start your sightseeing tour at any of the six conveniently situated stops around the city. Your driver will provide an entertaining and informative commentary as we tour Fremantle City and allowing you to jump on and off where you feel the need to spend a little more time. With photo opportunities along the way we can ensure you will not miss anything that the historic port city of Fremantle has to offer.
9. AQWA Aquarium $30
Enjoy exploring all of AQWA’s stunning exhibits discovering WA’s spectacular marine life as you explore Australia’s largest single aquarium. Encounter giant sharks, stingrays and turtles, meet rare, unique and deadly sea creatures. Touch a starfish or baby shark at our child friendly discovery pool plus experience the wonder of one of the world’s largest living coral reef exhibits, before relaxing by a coastal lagoon or enjoying our new toddler playground.
10. Perth Coffee, Culture & Art Tour $40
The tour will explore the Heritage Precinct of Perth, the old theatre district as well as former educational precincts. Enjoy a coffee/tea at popular local cafe (included) and enjoy a wonderfully re-purposed heritage space in a forgotten area. Visit secret gardens, discover hidden art while learning some of the more interesting anecdotes about the city.
11. Learn to Surf $40
Learn to surf in Perth’s northern suburbs! The lesson will take you through ocean awareness, surf safety and surfing technique. All lessons are conducted in a safe and controlled environment making the class the perfect way to ease you into the sport of surfing. All of our instructors absolutely love their job and their enthusiasm and teaching skills will ensure you have a great time.
12.Twilight Cruise of the Swan River $35
There is no better way to finish your day than aboard a twilight cruise along the Swan River while enjoying sundowner drinks. The scenic cruise takes in the Old Swan Brewery and South Perth foreshore before heading upriver to bask in the glowing city skyline. A complimentary drink is included, along with light snacks available to purchase on board.
13. Perth Optus Stadium $25
With views of the picturesque Swan River and Perth city in the west and the foothills in the east, this 60,000 seat, world-class, multi-purpose Stadium will host a variety of sports and entertainment events including Australian Football League, International and Big Bash League cricket, soccer, rugby league and union plus concerts.
14. Live Pearl Harvest $15
Experience the wonder of a live pearl harvest and uncover the journey of the Pearl of Western Australia from shell to showroom at Elizabeth Quay. The most beautiful and valuable pearls in the world are grown in Western Australia and our live pearl harvests allow guests to have a truly unique experience, right in the heart of Perth city.
15. Hop-On Hop-Off Bus $35
Tour around Perth and Kings Park on an iconic open top bus. No other tour vehicle can offer such a birds eye view of the top attractions. Take great photographs from the top deck – no glass window to spoil the view! If you stay on all the way round, the tour takes approximately 2 hrs to complete. Or you can use the hop on hop off facility and make a whole day of it!
16. Swan River Scenic Cruise $40
Cruise down the beautiful Swan River past all the sights including Perth’s impressive Bell Tower, the restored Swan Brewery, Kings Park, Royal Perth Yacht Club. See magnificent homes overlooking the river and Fremantle’s busy inner city harbour to explore Fremantle’s galleries, boutiques, colonial history and laid-back lifestyle.
17. Caversham Wildlife Park with transfers $39
Spend the day at one of Perth’s most incredible attractions, showcasing the largest private collection of native wildlife in Western Australia with return transfers from Perth CBD hotels. Hand-feed the kangaroos, join the interactive farm show, touch a possum or lizard, meet a wombat and have your photo taken with koalas.
18. Tree Top Climbing Adventure $45
Join Australia’s premier tree top adventure ropes experience. Lane Poole Adventure Parks features a number of exciting and challenging obstacle courses high up in the tree canopy, that will have all the family swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest – allowing thrill seekers and nature enthusiasts to experience the trees like never before.
19. Convicts & Colonials $45
This tour winds its way through Fremantle, which is renowned for its well preserved architectural heritage, including convict built colonial year buildings and one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire, the World Heritage Listed Fremantle Prison.
20. Oliver Hill Train & Tunnel Tour $29
Journey to the historical Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnels Fortification on board the unique Captain Hussey trolley train. This tour begins with an informative train ride passing some iconic and historical landmarks and a guided tour through the stunning tunnel system that once played a crucial role in Australia’s military defence World War II. Price excludes ferry fare to Rottnest Island.
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