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Travelling to Perth on a budget: Everything you need to know!

When visiting Australia, a lot of people head to the capital of Western Australia which is Perth. There are sandy beaches and large parks to explore, as well as plenty of history and culture. When there are so many things to do, it can be hard to stick to a budget. Here is everything you need to know about travelling to Perth on a budget.

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1. Go on a free walking tour

One thing you should know is that there are plenty of walks you can get involved in which are free. The volunteers will show you the highlights and will give you an insight into the history of the area. As you can find out about here, an i-City tour can take up to two hours and is an excellent way to see Perth for free. You can find other free tours online that you could join so you get to explore without spending a penny.

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2. Go to the independent stores

Another thing you need to know when travelling to Perth on a budget is that you should visit independent stores when it comes to finding cheap items. If you head to restaurants and stores which you can get anywhere, the price will be quite high, and you will end up spending more than you need to. Therefore, you should go to local stores and restaurants to make sure you don’t end up spending too much. The food is likely still to be just as delicious, and you may find a real gem where you could return. The markets are also a great way of getting cheap items. Be wary about food places when you go to see Perth’s top attractions. They are likely to be expensive if they are situated close by. Go further afield to get a better deal.

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  3. Go to the beach and watch the sunset

You can also enjoy going to the beach when you are travelling to Perth on the cheap. There are many stunning sandy beaches where you can catch some rays without breaking the bank. Take some sandwiches with you so you don’t have to pay for expensive food in one of the beach bars. You should also visit the beaches in the evening so you can enjoy the sunset. As it says here, you will get an amazing view of the Indian Ocean sunset that you will not forget in a hurry.

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4. Have a walk around the Botanic garden

Another way to experience Perth on a budget is to go and have a walk around the botanic garden. There is so much to do and see at Kings Park, and the Botanic garden is definitely a highlight. It contains over 2000 plants for you to take a look at, and you can have a picnic afterwards in the park. It’s free to look around so won’t break the bank either!

Remember to ask the locals for any tips and advice for seeing Perth on a budget. They will be able to advise you about anything that’s happening in the area. They may also tell you how to get a discount!

Have you been to Perth yet? What are your tips? Let me know in the comments section below.

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  • Reply
    Manoj Kumar Singh
    28. January 2020 at 6:50 am

    These stories are great. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Reply
    18. April 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Perth is notoriously expensive because of the mining boom that happened a while ago. I lived there for a little bit and I just remember everything being so expensive, however there are heaps of natural sights that you can visit for free like the beaches, and entry to National Parks is pretty cheap as well.

    • Reply
      Sina Meyer
      19. April 2017 at 2:38 pm

      I love when a city offers lots of free natural sights like parks, beaches or gardens. Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

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