Perth On A Budget: A Muslim-Friendly Guide For A Fun Family Holiday

10 Budget-Friendly Things To Do In Perth: A Muslim-Friendly Guide For A Fun Family Holiday


Farah Fazanna •  Apr 25, 2024

G'day from Perth (Boorloo)! Are you planning a delightful adventure Down Under? Perth and its surroundings beckon with stunning beaches, exciting attractions, and friendly faces. Here's the fantastic news: exploring this gem doesn't require breaking the bank! Let's dive into a treasure trove of budget-friendly experiences that will leave you with beautiful memories (and some extra $$ in your pocket!).

Budget-friendly things to do in Perth, Australia

1. Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

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Immerse yourselves in the heart of Perth's natural beauty. Kings Park (Kaarta Koomba) boasts sweeping views of the city skyline, colourful flower displays, and walking trails perfect for a family outing. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a delightful afternoon amidst nature's embrace. There's a designated prayer area near the Federation Fountain, making it convenient to perform your prayers while surrounded by scenic beauty.

Address: Fraser Ave, Perth WA 6005, Australia

Opening hours: Open 24 hours


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2. WA Museum Boola Bardip

WA Museum Boola Bardip

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Embark on a journey through time at the WA Museum Boola Bardip. Explore fascinating exhibitions showcasing Western Australia's rich Indigenous and colonial history, delve into the wonders of the underwater world, and marvel at dinosaur skeletons! The museum offers prayer room facilities, ensuring a comfortable visit for the whole family.

Free entry

Address: Perth Cultural Centre, Roe Street, Beaufort Street Francis Street &, William St, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia

Opening hours: 10 am - 5 pm (Daily)


Looking for mosques in Perth? There are numerous mosques scattered across the city, offering a serene space for prayer and reflection. Some mosques with convenient locations include:

  • Perth Mosque: 11 Canning Highway, Victoria Park (Open 24/7)
  • Salim مسجد Mosque: 6/84 Warton Rd, Malaga (Open 24/7)
  • City of Perth Mosque: 1 Mosque Place, Perth (Open for prayer times)

3. All Aboard Little Ferry Co

All Aboard Little Ferry Co

Credit: Tourism Western Australia

Credit: Tourism Western Australia

Hop aboard the Little Ferry Co. for a scenic cruise along the Swan River (Derbal Yerrigan). Witness Perth's iconic landmarks like the Bell Tower and Elizabeth Quay (Gumap) from a unique perspective. The ferry ride is a fantastic way to relax and enjoy the sights while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Price: Start from AUD$18 for adults, AUD$12 for children

Departing Elizabeth Quay every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm


4. Scitech

Just a short drive north of Perth lies Scitech, a haven for curious minds! Explore interactive exhibits that bring science to life, witness mind-blowing experiments, and delve into the wonders of the cosmos at the planetarium. Scitech offers a fun and educational experience for the whole family, sparking a love for science in young minds.

Admission fees: AUD$29 for adults, AUD$24 for children

Address: City West Centre Corner Railway Street &, Sutherland St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

Opening hours: 9:30 am - 5 pm (Daily)


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5. Perth Zoo

Get up close and personal with amazing animals at Perth Zoo. Witness majestic lions, playful penguins, and adorable koalas. The zoo offers a variety of talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day, making your visit extra special. Several prayer rooms are conveniently located within the zoo grounds.

Admission fees: AUD$32.50 for adults, AUD$22.50 for children

Address: 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth WA 6151, Australia

Opening hours: 9 am - 5 pm (Daily)


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6. Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe Beach, a local affectionately nicknamed "Cott", beckons with its pristine white sand and crystal-clear waters. Perfect for swimming, snorkelling, or simply relaxing under the shade of Norfolk pine trees. Grab some fish and chips (do ask about their batter to make sure it’s Muslim-friendly!) from a beachfront kiosk for a delightful lunch, or watch the sunset dreamily into the Indian Ocean.

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7. Scarborough Sunset Markets

Hit Scarborough Sunset Markets on Thursdays (if you’re around late Oct-April) for a delightful evening under the setting sun. Peruse vibrant stalls overflowing with local crafts, fashion finds, and fresh produce. Enjoy live music while indulging in delicious halal street food from around the world. It's a feast for the senses and a budget-friendly way to experience Perth's vibrant culture!

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8. Lancelin Dunes

Lancelin Dunes

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For a touch of desert adventure, head north to the Lancelin Sand Dunes, just 1.5 hours' drive from Perth. These golden giants boast some of the highest sand dunes in Western Australia, perfect for sandboarding or an exciting 4WD tour. Remember, there are no amenities at the dunes, so pack plenty of water, snacks, and sun protection for a fun-filled day trip!

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9. Fremantle Markets

Immerse yourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Fremantle Markets, Fremantle's historic heart. Open Friday to Sunday, browse over 150 stalls brimming with local crafts, fresh produce, and delicious treats. Haggling is welcome at some stalls, so put your bargaining skills to the test and find unique souvenirs or that perfect beach kaftan!

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Address: South Terrace &, Henderson St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Opening hours: 9 am - 6 pm (Friday - Monday)

10. Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach offers a splash of fun for families! Cool off with a swim in the calm waters, build sandcastles on the golden shore, or try your hand at boogie boarding in the rolling waves. Afterwards, grab a refreshing halal meal from a nearby restaurant (we recommend Marmaris Cafe!) and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, watching surfers catch a wave or families enjoying the sunshine.

Perth and its surrounds offer an abundance of experiences that cater to every budget and interest. From exploring cultural gems to soaking up the sun on pristine beaches, your family holiday will be filled with unforgettable moments. So, pack your bags, embrace the warm Aussie spirit, and get ready to create beautiful memories in Perth, a city that warmly welcomes you with open arms!

This article is brought to you by Tourism Western Australia.