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Budget Friendly Couples Weekender in Perth City!

Think you can’t afford a weekend away with your love? Think again!

Pack your overnight bag and check into a hotel in the heart of the bustling Perth CBD. There are city laneways and arcades to explore, plenty of cheap eats, endless activities and even an inner-city distillery to check out. Be sure to take advantage of the free CAT busses too.

Hold on tight – we have curated an action packed, and wallet friendly suggested weekend itinerary filled with fun experiences, affordable accommodation options, and eateries in Perth and Northbridge that won’t break the bank.

Where to Stay

Check in on Friday afternoon to the Novotel Perth Langley, where standard rooms are available from under $200 per night. Well-appointed queen rooms, with free Wi-Fi, enjoy river and city glimpses. Upgrade your weekend away to a dreamy spa room. Set yourself up for an active day exploring the city with a buffet breakfast at Sen5es Restaurant. For a cheeky pint – head to the Fenians Irish Pub. This Adelaide Terrace hotel is perfectly placed to take advantage of the free busses to get around.

Novotel Perth Langley - Junior Suite with view

Found in the city’s east end, Metro Hotel Perth City has plenty of room options to suit all budgets. A standard queen room is priced from $164. Found close to the stunning Queens Park Gardens, which is perfect for a picnic for two, the hotel is within walking distance to the CBD and its many attractions. The hotel’s Bluerock Kitchen & Bar is open each morning for breakfast.

Metro Hotel Perth City



Rise and shine for a big breakfast.  Breakfast may be included as part of your hotel booking, so be sure to take advantage of the savings.

From e-scooters to bikes, and even kayaks, About Bike Hire has plenty of ways to see the Swan River. Why not hire a tandem to cycle around the Swan River? A bicycle that’s made for two is a perfect mode of transport for a romantic weekend. It’s also cheaper than hiring two separate bikes – that’s smart saving! The popular “bridges” ride takes you on a flat 10km river loop over the Causeway Bridge, along the South Perth Foreshore, then pedal back to the city via the Narrows Bridge.

South Perth Foreshore


Park your bike at Elizabeth Quay and enjoy a casual lunch at one of the many taste bud tempting dining options. Think pub grub at the always faithful Lucky Shag, food with a city view at The Island (which is also home to the Little Island Brewing Co) or insanely huge burgers and adults-only milkshakes at the vibing Milky Lane, found at Barrack Square.

Walk off your lunch with a spot of shopping in and around Perth’s malls. You don’t need to spend up big – window shopping is just as fun. Browse the boutiques of historic London Court and the Piccadilly Arcade or hit the high street favourites along the Hay Street Mall. Why not take a wander down one of the city’s many hidden laneways for a DIY walking tour. Wolf Lane is a great spot to seek out, and it’s brimming with huge, vibrant murals by local and international street artists, plus a bar or two.

Wolf Lane Street Art

For a cheap and very cheerful dinner, hop across the Horseshoe Bridge to Northbridge. Choose from a world of authentic international cuisines, from the laneway eateries of Chinatown to hawker-style street eats of Old Shanghai to bustling Indian, Japanese and Vietnamese restaurants, like Viet Hoa.

Push the boat out a little further and chow down on small plates at popular wine bar No Mafia Pasta e Vino. A $49 Southern Italian set menu will have your hunger satisfied, with artisan bread, olives, arancini and prosciutto to share. Choose a pasta dish each, like a rich maccheroni with pork sausage, or tasty tagliolini calamari and you’re sorted! The courtyard of the William Street spot is a great place to people watch, over a glass of Italian wine, of course.

No Mafia



After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, check out of your room and limber up for Lumber Punks Axe Throwing! This fun date-day activity is not just for Vikings and is a great way to show off your throwing skills with a little friendly competition. Get in your lane and try to score more points than your other half by hitting the target. Loser buys the post-game drinks.

Lumber Punks Axe Throwing | Perth City

After you’ve hit the bullseye, head next door to the cellar door of Whipper Snapper Distillery. The East Perth distillery was founded a decade ago, by ardent whiskey drinkers, brother in-laws Alasdair Malloch and Jimmy McKeown. Here, taste the world’s best corn whiskey on a Whisky Flight, or why not delve a little deeper into the spirit making process on a fascinating distillery tour. Top your weekend off with a journey from grain to bottle or sip small batch whisky at a masterclass.

Whipper Snapper Distillery

How ever you choose to spend 48 hours with your love; you’re in for a good time, not necessarily an expensive time, in Perth city.

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