10 Best Summer Date Ideas in Perth Without the Big Cost

Best summer date ideas in Perth
Love is in the air and it can be enjoyed without the premium price tag.

10 Best Summer Date Ideas in Perth Without the Big Cost

Love is in the air and it can be enjoyed without the premium price tag.
Best summer date ideas in Perth
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Gone are the days when dates consisted of just dinner and a movie. With so much to do in Perth, the sky is well and truly the limit. From sun-kissed days spent immersed in nature to balmy nights under the stars, here are a handful of Perth’s best date ideas for your dose of summer loving, without the cost.

Movies under the stars with Telethon Community Cinemas 

Best summer date ideas - Telethon community cinemas
Credit: Telethon Community Cinemas

What’s more romantic than a night under the stars? Pack a delicious picnic spread, grab a beanbag and cosy up to your star-crossed lover in front of the big screen. With locations in Burswood, Murdoch, Joondalup, and Bassendean, an evening spent at Telethon Community Cinemas is date night done right, not to mention cheaply. 

Adult tickets are $14.00 each with concession tickets available for children, seniors, students and concession card holders. But the best part is that all profits are donated to charity.

Throw some darts at Flight Club

If you’re tired of the same old, same old, why not head to Fight Club, the social darts bar that’s reinvented the English tradition? Whether you’re a seasoned darts sniper or a total beginner, you’ll be hooked from the get-go.

A one-hour Flight Club session for two people starts at $24.00 on Tuesdays and $48.00 the rest of the week.

Hit the driving range at Wembley Golf Course

Take a swing and hone your game at the impressive, two-storey, fully automated driving range at Wembley Golf Course. Whether you’re a lefty or a righty, unleash your competitive side at one of the 80 bays which overlook Perth City, designed to deliver a ball at the touch of a button.

The driving range is open to the public seven days a week and starts at $7.00 for 20 balls. Chances are you’ll want a bigger bucket of balls, so we’d suggest going for a medium bucket (70 balls) which is $17.00. You can also hire clubs at the range so you just have to rock up with a competitive spirit ready to see who has the best swing.

Have a laugh at the Perth Comedy Lounge

With new line-ups weekly and locations in the beating heart of the Perth CBD and on Fremantle’s bustling café strip, the Perth Comedy Lounge is the home of all things pee-your-pants funny. We recommend you snag a couple of tickets to The Gong Show, where every Thursday night, comedians both new and old, have three minutes to battle it out with their best jokes against the gong. 

Tickets start at $32.00 each and one thing is certain: you’re sure to have a really good time and leave with sore cheeks.

Surf lesson

Best summer date ideas - Go Surf Perth
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Surf culture is ingrained in the roots of our seaside state, home to world-class breaks and a star-studded line-up of champions, including the likes of Taj Burrow and Felicity Palmateer. So, if you both love the ocean, why not try your hand at surfing? Go Surf Perth is a Scarborough-based company offering 1.5-hour lessons at Brighton Beach over the summer. A 1.5-hour adult group lesson is $55.00 per person which includes a wetsuit, board, and qualified coach to teach you how to tackle the tides.

Early morning hike and picnic at John Forrest National Park

Best summer date ideas - John Forrest National Park

Get your heart pumping while immersing yourself and that special someone in the beauty of nature. John Forrest National Park is one of Perth’s best hike spots and a hidden gem in the hills. The Eagle View Lookout trail is one of our favourite hikes — there are trails that range from 2.1km to 15km and the views from the Lookout are simply stunning. It’s perfect for an early morning hike — take a picnic with you and enjoy a scrumptious feast while you enjoy the serenity and views. Remember to wear a hat, bring plenty of water, and leave no trace.

Entry to the park is $17.00 per vehicle (12 or fewer occupants) or with a valid Park Pass.

Games night at Palace Arcade

From Space Invaders to Donkey Kong, get retro with a night of games at Palace Arcade, Perth’s first arcade bar. With locations in Northbridge, Vic Park, and Fremantle, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to where to while away the hours on the original arcade machines from the 80s and 90s. If you’re feeling fruity, indulge in an Apple Pie Sour or Princess Peach from their groovy cocktail selection, paired with a giant New York-style 22-inch pizza. 

Head down on a Wednesday night for a Super Session and get unlimited games for $10.00 and $10.00 wings to munch on between games.

Settle in for a quiz night at the local

Do you and your twin flame share an infinite inventory of trivial and frequently useless knowledge? Whether your special wisdom is geographical, scientific, or pop culture related, here are a couple of joints — all with free quiz night entry — to enjoy a night of random questions:


Running across all seven venues, every Monday at 7:30 pm, flex your brain and battle it out to win, while indulging in Varsity’s extensive burger range.

The Guildford Hotel

Housed in a heritage-listed 1800s building, there are 101 reasons to drop by The Guildford Hotel for their weekly Tuesday night quiz. We’re talking great vibes, prizes, and a round of free cheeseburger spring rolls if you book ahead.

Subiaco Hotel

From 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm, every Wednesday, the team from Bamboozled take over the Subi Hotel to put all of that useless knowledge to use. There are plenty of prizes on offer, plus taking advantage of the $25.00 parmy and pint deal is never a bad decision.

Johnny Fox’s

If you fancy celebrating hump day with a little trivia and $9.00 burgers, this bustling Irish pub in Northbridge is the place to be. The mid-week fun kicks off at 6:30 pm, headed by Quizmeisters.


Every Thursday from 7:00 pm, Freo.Social — one of Perth’s best live music venues — hosts a quiz night about all things music and trivia. While you’re at it, sieve through their delicious menu and rotating range of tap beers — it’s just what the Freo Doctor ordered!

Barkuterie Boards at the Bassendean Hotel   

Barkuterie Board at the Bassendean Hotel
Image: @thebassendeanhotel

Dates don’t just have to be with another human, so if you’re feeling like giving your furry friend a little extra loving, the Bassendean Hotel or ‘The Basso’ as it’s fondly branded, should be at the top of your hit list. Treat your pup to a tail-wagging Barkuterie Board adorned with a blend of Pet Circle snacks and fresh treats for the perfect doggy date. For only $12.00, you’ll show your best pal how special they really are.

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Featured image: Comedy Lounge