What to Do This Weekend Under $150

Amelia Belcastro

Are you looking to spice up your weekend plans? Instead of settling for the same old plans, welcome excitement into your weekend by experiencing something new. From discovering your new guilty pleasure to learning a new skill, we’ve found some of the best experiences you might not have thought of. The best part? They can be done for less than $150. 

Lunch Cruise – $109

If you’re a foodie looking for a fun day out, a lunch cruise is like a dream come true. Board an authentic tall ship in Sydney and enjoy a tasty lunch or cruise through Perth savouring a seasonal lunch on the Swan River. With lunch cruises all around Australia, you can spend your weekend taking in breath-taking views as you indulge in gourmet food. 

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Horse Riding – $95

Frolicking around on a horse is one way to fill your weekend with magic. Spend some quality bonding time with these majestic creatures as you enjoy a peaceful journey, exploring one of the many Australian landscapes. From vineyards in the Hunter Valley to bushland in the Margaret River, you can find a range of affordable horse-riding experiences across the country. 

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Whale Watching – $92 

Have you ever seen a whale in its natural habitat? The moment you spot one of these enchanting giants in the flesh will have you in absolute awe. A captivating weekend adventure to be done during the whale watching season, this is a phenomenal excursion you need to tick off your bucket list. Find day trip cruises leaving from Sydney, Hervey Bay, Jervis Bay and more.  

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Mosaic Lamp Workshop – $99

If a mosaic lamp workshop isn’t on your radar this weekend, it should be. A combination of culture and craftsmanship, this workshop will get the creative juices flowing. Bring your very own Turkish mosaic lamp to life using glass painting and mosaic techniques to create mesmerising geometric patterns. A fun weekend activity, ignite your creativity with a mosaic lamp workshop in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. 

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3Course Meals – $59

This is the weekend to treat yourself. Take yourself out to experience the definition of luxury dining first-hand with a 3course meal. Tantalise your taste buds as you savour the flavours that a three-course meal can offer. Picking from a range of cuisines, you can enjoy affordable threecourse meals in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and more. 

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Paint and sip class Byron Bay

Paint and Sip – $29

Unleash your inner artist during a paint and sip experience this weekend. A creative outlet accompanied by your beverage of choice – what is not to love? Develop your artistic abilities as you express yourself through art. Alone or with friends, you’ll have a wonderful time creating your very own masterpiece. Find classes this weekend in the Gold Coast, Sydney and more. 

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High Tea – $99

Care for an afternoon soiree? This weekend, take a step back in time and experience a delightful afternoon tradition taking yourself out for high tea. Sip the tea or coffee of your choice as you feast on a selection of pastries, sandwiches, cakes and more. Enjoy a high tea in Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane and more. 

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Barista Course – $119

Can’t function without a morning coffee? A barista course might be worth doing this weekend. It isn’t just a way to upskill; it is also a fun opportunity to learn more about your morning ritual. Plus, learning the skills to make your own cafe-worthy coffee at home will help you save money. With weekend courses in Melbourne, Perth and more, find a course near you. 

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Smash room experience

Smash Room – $55

Has it been a stressful week? This weekend let it all out by blowing off some steam with a smash room visit. A different kind of self-care, this is the ultimate way to de-stress and unwind. Pick your weapon of choice as you demolish and release some tension with locations in Melbourne, Brisbane and more. 

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Cooking Class – $60

Channel your inner MasterChef this weekend with a cooking class. Elevate your cookery and spend some time expanding your culinary skill set. It is a sure way to impress your next dinner guests, plus you can enjoy the food once it is all over. Pick from a selection of cooking styles and cuisines in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and more. 

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