People are looking to explore more of their own backyard and the backyard doesn’t get much bigger than Western Australian. Welcome to Perth, Australia’s sunniest state capital, which is known for its beautiful architecture, shopping areas, beaches, parks, and nature reserves. Popular activities in the area include bird watching, shopping, dining, fishing, and surfing.
A campervan rental is such a good way to enjoy a one in a lifetime road trip exploring the state and while selecting the best campervan for Perth may be a challenge, our dedicated team are available to assist you with any questions you may have. If it is your first time hiring a campervan in Australia, you might want to read our article on motorhome booking tips.
Banksia Tourist Park is situated at 219 Midland Road, near Perth’s beautiful vineyards in the Swan Valley. Offering large, shady powered sites among lush gardens and green spaces, it is ideal for people who are camping. Campsite facilities include a camp kitchen, BBQs, car parks, a communal kitchen, communal refrigerator, conference facilities, cots, cycling/running path, equipment hire, recreation room, high chair, ice, iron, laundry, playground, security system, public telephone, spa, tour desk, TV/Lounge area and outdoor swimming pool.
Perth Central Caravan Park is located at 34 Central Avenue in Redcliffe. It sits along the banks of the famous Swan River and is just a ten-minute drive from the centre of Perth. The venue offers visitors the opportunity to participate in fishing, boating, spotting wildlife and walking along the Swan River. Its campsite facilities include a barbecue, camp kitchen, car park, communal kitchen, cots, iron, laundry, public telephone, room service, tour desk and an outdoor, heated swimming pool.
Discovery Parks — Perth Airport can be found at 186 Hale Road. The park is child-friendly and is nestled in among beautiful, shady trees, offering a relaxing atmosphere for all guests. People in campervans can enjoy the wonderful green areas, as well as the site’s campsite facilities which include a barbecue, office/business services, camp kitchen, communal kitchen, communal refrigerator, conference facilities, cots, EFTPOS, recreation room, gas, high chair, ice, iron, kiosk, laundry, movie hire, playground, swimming pool, public telephone, security system, shop, tour desk, and a lounge area. The park is a non-smoking establishment.
Kelmscott Caravan Park is at 80 River Road in Perth. The park is pet-friendly and offers relaxing campsite activities such as bird watching and camping. It is just one kilometre from the city and is also very near the post office, shopping centre, hospital and coach station. Its campsite facilities include EFTPOS, barbecue facilities, gas, iron and laundry.
Acclaim Kingsway Tourist Park sits at the corner of Wanneroo and Kingsway Roads. The park covers over five hectares of landscaped land and offers accommodations such as en suite sites, two-bedroom en suite cabins, one bedroom en suite chalets, powered sites and campsites. Facilities include ample car parking spaces, playground, half tennis court, kiosk, television, VCR, recreation room, swimming pool, camp kitchen, barbecue area and on-site mini-mart.
It would be ideal to book a month ahead before your travel date so you can have better options when it comes to your camper, and avoid the hassles of a last-minute booking. Consider booking earlier if you plan to travel in the summer or winter months as they are the peak season in Perth and fleets tend to sell out fast.
Usually, you need to be 21 years of age. However, some motorhome rental companies such as Jucy Rentals may rent to those aged 18 and over.
You will need a valid driver licence in order to drive a campervan or motorhome rental in Perth. You do not need a special licence to rent a campervan, although you may need to provide and International Driving Permit if your licence is not in English.
AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia is located at 91 Southside Drive, Hillarys. It is a privately owned aquarium that opened in 1988. The venue is Australia's largest aquarium and the tenth-largest in the world. It homes over four hundred types of marine animals like sharks, jellyfishes, stingrays and turtles. A visit to the aquarium is highly recommended for people of all ages, especially young children who have the opportunity to learn about marine life.
Fremantle Prison lies within Fremantle, just east of the Fremantle Markets making it the perfect post-shopping destination. The prison is a world heritage site that opened in 1855 and closed down on 8 November 1991. The site offers popular guided tours to visitors, enabling them to learn about the prison and its former prisoners, including AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott, serial killer David Birnie and Martha Rendel, the last woman to be hanged at the prison. The four tours on offer are the Doing Time Tour, Great Escapes Tour, Tunnels Tour and Torchlight Tour.
Kings Park overlooks the city of Perth and also offers wonderful views of Melville Water, Perth Water and Swan River. It dates back to 1872 and is Australia's first public park. It is located on the western part of Perth's CBD, covering 1,003 acres of land that features large grass parklands, a botanical garden, natural bushland and rich wildlife. It also homes the State War Memorial, the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club and Reservoir and hosts the popular Kings Park Festival.
London Court can be found at 647-648 Hay Street Mall. It is a four-level open roof shopping destination that dates back to 1937. Its foundation was commissioned by the affluent businessman, Claude de Bernales to serve as his home and as a venue for commerce. The arcade is currently a National Estate as of 1982 and is famous for its impressive Elizabethan-Tudor architectural design.
Moon and Sixpence Pub sits at 300 Murray Street, on the corner of William Street. It is a charming traditional British Pub that started operating in 1989. The venue is known for serving international and local British beers, the fabulous ambience and architectural style that features dark exposed timber beams with a warm log fireplace. The venue is a great place to have a few drinks of beer and spend time with family and friends.