These Must-Do Activities In Perth Are Stunning And Totally Budget-Friendly

Did you know Western Australia is known as the most affordable state? :D

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This Spotlight is sponsored by Malaysia Airlines and Tourism Western Australia.

Malaysia Airlines is offering all-in return fares to Perth, the most affordable city in Australia, starting from just RM1,519

Just a 5.5-hour flight away from KL, it's no secret that Perth is a favourite getaway destination for many Malaysians. Whether you're travelling solo, with friends, or bringing the family, there's truly something for everyone in Western Australia.

Not only is the lifestyle affordable, the beautiful city is packed with amazing activities that are free to the public!

Here are 5 recommended activities in and around Perth that are completely free of charge:

1. Capture a picture perfect moment at Marcus Canning’s ‘Rainbow’ installation

This unique sculpture by Perth artist Marcus Canning is constructed from nine recycled sea containers; it stands 9-metres high and is 19-metres long! Installed between the bridges at Beach Reserve, this public artwork welcomes all visitors, whether they're arriving by train, car or boat.

'Rainbow' was even featured in the super popular TV3 drama 'Jangan Benci Cintaku' that saw a record 12 million viewers. Did you spot it? ;)

Location: Canning Highway, Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160

2. Enjoy the white sands and clear waters at Cottesloe Beach, then have fun at the beautiful recreational areas

Cottesloe Beach is a Perth icon and the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling, surfing, and fun. Easily accessible by car, bus or train, you'll love the pristine white sands, crystal clear waters, and beachside dining.

Every March the beach transforms into a public work of art when Sculpture by the Sea is in full swing. Catch it this coming 6-23 March 2020!

Location: Marine Parade, Cottesloe, Western Australia, 6011

3. Get panoramic views of the Darling Ranges when you take the Mount Dale Walk Trail

This moderate 2.5km trek brings you through the bush, then up the Bibbulmum Track, to reach the Mount Dale picnic area. There's also an animal viewing spot for a stunning view of Helena National Park and the Darkin River Valley.

Location: Mount Dale Picnic Area, Helena National Park, Dale, Western Australia, 6304

4. Get an adrenaline fix when you go sand boarding at the Lancelin sand dunes

Try sand boarding down the massive Lancelin sand dunes, which are the biggest in Western Australia. Other activities include riding a dirt bike or four-wheel drive. Even just a walk on the sand dune peaks will reward you with gorgeous views of farmland and coastline. 

It's only an hour and a half drive to reach the dunes from Perth or you can hop on the bus towards Geraldton.

Location: 102 Gingin Road, Lancelin, Western Australia, 6044

5. Cross the Bells Rapids to for a thrilling view of nature (and a chance to spot the beautiful grey kangaroos!)

Wander along this unique circuit walk trail beside the Avon River to explore streams and waterfalls, while enjoying breathtaking views of countryside and coastal plains. Bells Rapids is also the habitat of the grey kangaroo, which can be spotted at certain times of the year.

Enjoy a 40-minute drive from Perth to reach Bells Rapids, or simply take the bus to Bells Rapids Park.

Location: Cathedral Avenue, Brigadoon, Western Australia, 6069

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Get a full Australian experience in Perth, including aboriginal cultural tours and experiences, stunning natural wonders like the Pinnacles, action-packed activities such as skydiving, the freshest seafood dining at Kailis' Fish Market Cafe, and so much more!

Fly to Perth on Malaysia Airlines with flights starting at RM1,519. Get more information here.