Things to do this summer on a student budget

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If you’re not flush with cash right now, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great semester break. There are plenty of fun things to do around Perth that won’t cost a fortune.

1.     Kings Park

Visit one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner city parks. Have a picnic in the botanic gardens, explore the treetops in the Federation Walkway and enjoy the spectacular views of the city and the Swan River. The best bit is its completely free.


2.     Go for a dip at the beach

Another free activity to enjoy is a trip to the beach and there are so many to choose from. Cottesloe, Scarborough and City Beach are just a few options that have grassed picnic areas and Surf Life Savers on patrol.


3.     Twilight Hawkers Market

This tasty market springs up every Friday night in Forrest Chase over the warmer months. Enjoy food from 40 constantly changing market stalls from over 30 countries while listening to live music. Entry is free.


4.     Adventure World

Filled with water slides and amusement rides, Adventure World is an exhilarating way to spend a day. Student tickets are $54.50 per person but once you’re in, all the rides are free.


5.     Bike around Freo

This free wheeling initiative by the City of Fremantle allows you to hire a free bike to explore the area. Bikes are available Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm from outside the Fremantle Visitors Centre.


6.     Beer School

If you’re missing classes over summer try learning about one of the world’s oldest beverages. Head down to Little Creatures and discover how beer is made, what ingredients go into it and the flavours you can explore. Classes run on the first Wednesday of every month and are just $20 per person.


7.     Rooftop Movies

See a movie in an open-air cinema six floors up at Rooftop Movies in Northbridge. The program features a mix of new flicks and old favourites. Tickets are $16 per person.


8.     Go for a hike

Perth is full of great places to go for a hike and they’re all completely free of course. Click here for some ideas of the best trails to try.

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