Are you an international student who has found budget accommodation in Perth with MyStudentHouse and now want to know how best to spend your time during your stay? From sunny beaches, luscious green parks, beautiful architecture and a relaxed lifestyle, this city has a lot to offer. Here are some cheap ways to discover and enjoy this amazing city.
- Picnic in Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Situated across 400 hectares of beautiful landscaped gardens and natural bushland, Kings Park and Botanic Garden in the heart of the city is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia. Have a picnic, go for a walk, or go bird watching, or dine at one of the beautiful restaurants. There are some beautiful scenic views of the city from this garden, so it’s a great place to take photos to send back to your family in your home country.
- Snorkel in Shoalwater Marine Park
Entry to this snorkelling, diving and kayaking adventure playground is free, and with pristine islands, reefs and shipwrecks, this is the perfect place to snorkel and dive. Swimming with a pod of bottlenose dolphins is also extremely common here, and dolphin tours operate regularly for a fee. The marine park is accessible from Rockingham, which is less than an hour’s drive south from Perth, and is an unmissable experience for anyone who wants to take in some of the best of Australia’s wildlife and scenic views.
- Visit Fremantle Markets
From Friday to Sunday the markets are filled with fresh and exotic fruits, vegetables and local produce. It’s a busy and bustling place with a mix of tourists, craftsmen, musicians and artists. The market is open from 9am – 8pm Friday and 9am – 6pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday public holidays. The best part is there’s no entry fee, so you’ll have more money to spend on enjoying delicious and fresh produce from local farmers and growers.
- See Perth’s Art Gallery and Zoo
Discover Australia’s amazing Art Gallery, a unique and exciting experience with works from the artists of modern and historic times. The gallery houses one of the world’s finest collections of Indigenous Art, which will give you an insight into the long and vibrant history of Australia. Meanwhile, at Perth Zoo, you can meet your favourite animals up close, and see some of Australia’s native wildlife including koalas, wombats and kangaroos.
- Hop on a Ferry to Rottnest Island to meet Quokkas
The quokka is a little marsupial found only in Western Australia, and a trip by ferry across the water gives you access to Rottnest Island where you can see these cute and furry animals. Depending on where you depart and which operator you book with, the ferry can be more expensive than most the other items on this list, so it might be worthwhile saving for the day and making a day trip out of the experience. There are also more than 60 beaches on the island, providing lots of opportunities to relax and discover.
So, what are you waiting for? Go out and see what the amazing city of Perth, Western Australia, has to offer! Wondering where to stay? MyStudentHouse offers a great range of cheap student accommodation, including short stay and last minute accommodation close to Curtin University in Bentley. Check out our listings to find budget accommodation in Perth that will meet your needs!