things to do in perth under $50

Fun things to do in Perth, WA | Attractions in Perth under $50

Things to do in Perth for under $50

Who said a holiday in Perth had to be expensive?

The team at Sightseeing Pass have compiled the best experiences for under $50 in Perth Western Australia. These tours are perfect for travelers who want to experience the best of Perth on a budget. If you're a local and looking for things to do in Perth on the weekend then why not try one of these tours, you'll be surprised by how much of Perth you've never seen! 

1. Ferry from Perth to Claisebrook Cove from $12

Connecting the thriving village enclave of Claisebrook in East Perth with Elizabeth Quay in the heart of the city.

Cruise along the foreshore and let our skipper entertain you with colourful insights into our city and its historical background. See up close riverside developments under construction like; On The Point, Waterbank, New Perth Stadium and Pedestrian Bridge.

2. Nostalgia Box from $15

Relive your childhood with a trip to Australia's only video game museum! Play old favourites such as Pong, Atari 2600, Super Mario Bros, Alex Kidd, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot and many more! 

3.The Bell Tower from $18

Located overlooking the Swan River, The Bell Tower is 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. It's unique design allows you to walk inside this giant musical instrument while the bells are pealing. Definitely one of Perth's must-see attractions! 

4. The Perth Mint from $19

Watch a molten gold pour and see precious gold bars and coins being struck at the award-winning Perth Mint. There’s plenty to see with a unique combination of activities, demonstrations and displays. 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. Whiskey Distillery Tour from $20

Whipper Snapper Distillery, Perth’s urban distillery is now open. Crafting Perth’s first ever premium whiskey from 100% local sourced Western Australian ingredients. From a story of friendship and whiskey, the new distillery in East Perth brings together a team of passionate whiskey lovers that are excited to share there journey with you.

“Our whiskey bring together hundreds of years of distilling experience, to bring a taste that has stood the test of time, with great Australian ingredients.”

6. Caversham Wildlife Park from $26

Spend the day at one of Perth’s most incredible attractions, showcasing the largest private collection of native wildlife in Western Australia. Hand-feed the kangaroos, join the interactive farm show, touch a possum or lizard, meet a wombat and have your photo taken with koalas. All shows, talks, photo opportunities and animal food are included in the entry fee.

 

7. Mandurah Dolphin and Canal Cruise from $28

View spectacular wild dolphins, in their natural environment, on the pristine and calm inland Mandurah waterways with Mandurah Cruises & Gift Shop, less than an hour south of Perth and Mandurah’s number one tourist attraction.

The 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. The shallow waterways are the perfect place for dolphins to feed, rest and play. You may see them jumping from the water or sailing on the wake of the boat. See the world renowned RAMSAR listed Creery Wetlands with its abundance of birdlife, all whilst enjoying informative commentary. On the 12noon and 1pm departures, you have the option to enjoy a fish and chip lunch (additional expense) on board whilst cruising as well as an additional half hour of cruising at no extra cost.

8. Fremantle Tram Pass from $28

Start your sightseeing tour at any of the six conveniently situated stops around the city. Check the map and timetable found at all our stops and then hop on... Your driver will provide an entertaining and informative commentary as we tour Fremantle City. With photo opportunities along the way we can ensure you will not miss anything that the historic port city of Fremantle has to offer. When you are ready for lunch or you want to see the prison or one of our museums hop off and check your timetable to be ready for the next tram around. With your ticket valid all day you can rejoin the tour as and where you like all day.

9. Devonshire Tea at AQWA from $30

Enjoy exploring all of AQWA’s stunning exhibits then relax in the AQWA café as you enjoy a traditional Devonshire Tea (Home baked scone, jam & cream, and your choice of a tea of coffee) 

Discover more of WA’s spectacular marine life as you explore our coastline on an amazing underwater journey from the icy-cold waters of the Southern Ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the Far North. Encounter giant sharks, stingrays and turtles while travelling underwater through Australia's largest single aquarium. 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. What will you discover today?

10. Premium Whiskey Tour from $32

Whipper Snapper Distillery, Perth’s urban distillery is now open. Crafting Perth’s first ever premium whiskey from 100% local sourced Western Australian ingredients. From a story of friendship and whiskey, the new distillery in East Perth brings together a team of passionate whiskey lovers that are excited to share there journey with you.

“Our whiskey bring together hundreds of years of distilling experience, to bring a taste that has stood the test of time, with great Australian ingredients.” 

Enjoy a behind the scenes distillery tour of the Whipper Snapper whiskey making process and bespoke whisky tasting. 

11. Learn to Surf from $35

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 from $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. Morning Tea Tour of Perth from $35

Start your day in Perth with a morning tea tour. Enjoy a coffee and some treats (included), with a dash of history, culture and arts.

The tour will explore the Heritage Precinct of Perth which includes the Perth Town Hall, St Georges Cathedral and The State Buildings. To start the tour, we will grab a coffee/tea at a popular local cafe (included) and enjoy a wonderfully re-purposed heritage space in a forgotten area. After a number of anecdotes and bit of a stroll, we will arrive for a tasty treat. Your friendly guide will then escort you to one of the most significant and newly refurbished buildings in Perth, the State Buildings. These days, the State Buildings are home to a hotel and many food and beverage outlets including the renowned Sue Lewis Chocolatier. Sue is a qualified chef with over 20 years of experience working in the London restaurant scene, who learnt the art of chocolate making under the direction of master chocolatier Paul A. Young. Enjoy a sample of her finest work and hear from the expert chocolatiers. After the tour you are free to explore the new public spaces of the historical Cathedral Square and the brand new Elizabeth Quay.

14. Arcades & Laneways from $35

Did you know Perth has its own unique network of arcades and laneways?

Due to the warm Perth environment, the city centre was built with many arcades to keep out the hear. In more recent times, these have included many underneath the city in air-conditioned comfort. It is very easy to spend a couple of leisurely hours exploring these hidden yet bustling/vibrant elements of life in Perth.

Through churches, shopping malls and public areas, these arcades (and laneways) form a pivotal part of life in an inherently warm environment. Art Deco, ultra modern and even faux - Tudor, these are wonderful parts of the city to be guided through and hear of their origins and impact on the city as a destination. With plenty of opportunities to grab a coffee on the go, have a tasty treat, or find some awesome places to come back to after the tour, your friendly guide will help you set up for an enjoyable adventure through the lesser known parts of Perth.

15. Hop-On Hop-Off Bus from $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! We have 2 buses on the tour so you are never more than an hour from the next one. We have a combination of buses, some with shade on the top deck, some with Air Conditioning downstairs. So whatever the weather, we are ready for you!

16. Swan River Scenic Cruise from $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. Take time for al fresco coffee on the famed Cappuccino Strip or fresh fish and chips overlooking Fishing Boat Harbour before taste-testing a boutique beer at one of the many lively pubs. Book the 9.45am and 2.15pm return upstream cruise back to Perth and enjoy complimentary WA wine tastings.

17. A City Way Out West from $45

Like many frontier cities, Perth has its share of folklore and storytelling. Join this fun city tour and revel in the tall-tales and true stories shared by the locals. Along the way you’ll discover the buzzing small bar scene and enjoy many quirky tales about the city’s history, culture and architecture as you discover what really makes this city tick.

18. Tree Top Climbing Adventure from $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. 

Zip between the trees at frightening speeds on our flying foxes – the longest more than 100m, while cargo nets, rope bridges and wooden obstacles offer physical challenges high above the ground. There’s even an airborne skateboard!

During your tree top adventure, the high ropes courses become increasingly difficult as you climb higher into the canopy, which means that you can find the right level to suit you – from 4 to 75 years old (our oldest known participant was 82). So your kids will have fun from 2m high in the trees while your teens will be flying up a thrilling 20m! 

19. Convicts & Colonials from $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.

"Freo" is the birthplace of the "Swan River Colony" and home to some of the most amazing stories from colonial times in Australia. Explore Fremantle with a local and hear the stories of astounding Irish prisoner escapes, comical British bushrangers, the shameful expulsion of aboriginals to Rottnest Island and its importance as a port during World War II.

20. Claisebrook Breakfast Cruise $46

It doesn’t have to be the weekend to enjoy a breakfast with a difference. Meet down at Elizabeth Quay and hop onboard the special little electric Ferry, the Ellie J and head out of the Quay, along the beautiful Riverside Drive, past the Ku De Ta development opposite Heirisson Island, under the causeway bridge cruising alongside the Casino and New Perth Stadium and finally into Claisebrook Cove in East Perth. [Along the way you will hear a little bit about the history of our river and city]. You’ll disembark at Claisebrook right in front of The Toast and Partisan Cafés – your choice of venue to enjoy a fresh sumptuous breakfast.The ferry will be back to return you to Elizabeth Quay an hour and three quarters after it dropped you off.