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50 Things To Do In Perth Under $50

By Tessa Gallagher - 25 Nov 2015

Le Vietnam | Image credit: Louise Coghill

Perth’s a truly great city and we think having fun in it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. With that in mind, we’ve endeavoured to bring you 50 fun, tasty and downright rad things you can do in Perth for less than a pineapple. Here’s what you can do in our glorious city for less than 50 big ones. 

  1. Go to Bunnings on the weekend and buy 25 sausage sizzle sausages. You know you wanna!
  2. Send someone a surprise bunch of outrageously cute flowers from The Little Posy Co for just $30.
  3. Dance your socks off at the weekly No Lights No Lycra rave for just $7.
  4. Treat yo’ self to the ‘Feed Me’ menu at El Publico for one low price of $45 per person. Say no more.
  5. Get your geek on and buy a loved one something from the mind-boggling assortment of groovy gadgetry at the Scitech Discovery Shop.
  6. 4 x lamb yiros from Filos & Yiros will set you back $44 but will be the most delicious thing you’ve ever wrapped your mouth around!
  7. Stock up on crazy Japanese anime, hello kitty, comic books and more at Toko Underground in the Perth CBD. One of the most fascinating shops in Perth, you could spend all day here (and get ALOT of cool stuff for 50 beans!)
  8. Indulge in a scoop of Gusto Gelato for $5, or go all out and feast on 10 scoops for $50!
  9. Get Your SUP on. Book in for a one-hour stand-up paddle boarding lesson with Elemental Stand Up Paddle, starting from $30.
  10. Be THAT organised person and stock up on hilarious cards at Black Plastic in Leederville. You will be able to buy about 10 for $50 and be treated to plenty of LOL’s while you’re at it!
  11. Hit up South Freo and get your gob around a delicious Run Amuk hotdog. The delish dogs start from just $9.
  12. Don't let the same-old weekday lunch spot get you down (or empty your wallet). The Terrace Hotel will satisfy your craving for fine food with their weekday lunch special, featuring a main and glass of wine for only $25. That’s you and a mate sorted then! 
  13. Browse through the glorious range of paperbacks at Northside Books and pick up a few new beach reads for summer.
  14. Roll your hungover self out of bed on a Sunday and check out the Perth City Farmer's Market, where you’ll be able to grab a solid feed with plenty of change to spare.
  15. Get your movie marathon on at Luna Cinema on a Monday night and watch two movies for $12.
  16. Try the ultimate burger challenge at Novembars. For $44, you can hoe into the mighty Novembars Mars Attacks Burger which comes with 11 beef patties, as well as lettuce, tomato, caremlised onion, cheese, bacon, two eggs and tomato ketchup. Bonus: you’ll probably be full for days!
  17. Get up close and personal with the animals at Perth Zoo. Tix start at $29 for adults and $14 for kids aged 4-15.
  18. Grab 3 mates and head to The Wembley on a Wednesday night for $12 steak and prawns (with chips!). Bestest value ever.
  19. Grab a katsu kilpatrick roll from Mr Munchies in Mount Lawley then spend the day people watching along Beaufort Street. 
  20. Spend a day trawling through the antique shops in Guildford and then treat yo'self to a couple of pints and a bowl of chips at The Rose and Crown Hotel.
  21. Get your fancy pants on and head to The George on the weekend for their delightful high tea. It's $50 and includes a glass of bubbles.
  22. Try #allthebeers at Petition Beer Corner, or about 5 for $50.
  23. Get 2 weeks of unlimited yoga classes at The Yoga Vine for $30. 
  24. Go on a salted caramel crawl. We suggest Mary Street Bakery, Sapore Espresso Bar and Whisk Creamery is on your list.
  25. Walk the 10km bridge to bridge loop, then get your fill of homemade crumpets at Gusto Food.
  26. Pick up a vegan soy candle or some amazing beauty products from Generics in Northbridge. It's the perfect spot for that hard-to-buy-for friend!
  27. Kickstart your weekend with a caffeine buzz at Wolf Lane who are offering $10 espresso martinis between 10-11pm every Friday and Saturday in November. Five espresso martini’s = dancing all night.
  28. Pick up some cider battered fish n' chips from A Fish Called Inglewood, then head to the beach for #sunsetselfies.
  29. Monday nights at Baby Mammoth in Northbridge mean you get a great meal for just $10, plus they've got some really interesting international beers on the menu!
  30. Escape to the night sky and ponder about the universe. The Perth Observatory offers star viewing tours regularly and adult tickets start at $38.
  31. Be an awesome workmate and get a round of conti rolls from The Re Store. A meat, cheese and three salad continental roll is just $8.50.
  32. Check out some world-class jazz at The Ellington Jazz Club. Tix start at just $5.
  33. Grab seven 3-cheese toasties from Toastface Grillah for $49 and be the most popular person ever (cos toasties are the way to a person's heart).
  34. Give hula hooping a go and pay only $5 to try your first Happy Healthy Hoops class.
  35. Get your fill of Indian at Annalakshmi and pay what you think it was worth.
  36. Hit up Le Vietnam in the Perth CBD for some of the best banh mi in Perth. And they start at just $7. Winning!
  37. Pick a stinking hot day and drive out to Serpentine Falls for one of the most gorgeous swims you will ever have.
  38. Head into Govinda’s Hare Krishna restaurant in Northbridge and for $10, you have no holds barred access to a smorgasbord of sumptuous Indian, including curries, dhal, papadums and custard.
  39. Take your SO to Clarences on a Wednesday night and for $40, you’ll be treated to a massive paella plus two drinks. Boom.
  40. Trampoline and jump your heart out at Bounce. General admin tix starts from $17.
  41. Roll up your sleeves and donate blood. It's easy, free, you'll feel good and you get bonus snacks afterwards!
  42. Grab a mouthwatering chocolate hazelnut croissant from Chu Bakery for $6.50, then go ponder life under a big Moreton Bay fig tree in Hyde Park.
  43. A Ramen from Lucky Chan’s will set you back about $15 and keep your tummy full for hours.
  44. Hit up Rosemount Bowls with friends and enjoy two games for $22 per person.
  45. $15 will get you a delicious bowl of pad thai every Tuesday at Kitsch. Plenty of moolah leftover for a couple of glasses of wine to go with it!
  46. Get in the fiesta mood with $2 tacos at La Cholita every Sunday. Buy a beer or sangria and as many tacos as you can eat are yours for $2! Plenty leftover for margaritas...just sayin.
  47. Chuck $50 of petrol in the tank and cruise down to Margaret River for a gloriously free surf.
  48. Ride your way around Freo for free, thanks to the City of Fremantle’s Free Wheeling Fremantle initiative. Bikes are available from E Shed Markets and can be used anywhere in the Fremantle area.
  49. Buy as much cheese as $50 will let you from Little Cheese Shop in Bayswater. Yum.
  50. Take a run around Lake Monger and get your body moving for free, people!

 

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