Explore Perth and its stunning surrounds in a campervan rental! For a whole new experience, a campervan is the best way to discover all that Western Australia has to offer. Whether you’re looking to travel along the coast of WA or are wanting to go on a shorter road trip around Perth, book a campervan and start exploring.
Is it your first time hiring a campervan in Australia? Read our article on everything you need to know about campervan rental.
Welcome to Perth, Australia's sunniest state capital. The city 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.
Some of our favourite things to do year-round in Perth are:
Summer (December, January, February): Hutt Lagoon is a bubble gum pink lake found only 5 hours north of Perth CBD. Although this lake may look photoshopped, it's actually the algae in the lake and high salt content that make it this gorgeous pink hue. This pink lake sits right next to the ocean where the contrast of the blue sea and the pink lake is stunning. Make sure to bring along your drone or treat yourself to a helicopter ride around Kalbarri to check it out from a bird's eye view.
Autumn (March, April, May): The Pinnacles are located in the Nambung National Park just a 20-minute drive from the small town of Cervantes. The Pinnacles and Cervantes are truly amazing places to visit. Not only can you visit these awesome limestone structures but you can snorkel, swim and enjoy yourself at the beach as well. This bio-diverse park is open all year round so the choice is yours when you want to visit. We recommend the warmer months so you can also swim in the ocean and experience this scenic location in all its glory.
Winter (June, July, August): Explore the Margaret River for a scenic winter road trip. Known as one of the most popular wine regions in Australia, it’s just a 3-hour drive to this gorgeous location. Watch the stunning sunsets, explore the wineries, enjoy the mouth-watering food and relax at the farmer's markets.
Spring (September, October, November): Shark Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in Western Australia. Covering 2.2 million hectares of land, this location is filled with an abundance of flora and fauna that is truly mind-blowing. Monkey Mia is famous for its wild dolphin experience and white sandy beaches. The Wooramel Coast is where you can visit White Bluff, a gorgeous lookout filled with sweeping views.
Year-Round: Perth City is a must check out for those visiting the area. From Kings Park to the Swan Valley, the city is vibrant and filled with things to do year-round. We recommend the Bell Tower, Perth Zoo, and the Botanic Gardens. There are also great places to shop in the city centre.
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’s ideal for people who are camping. Its 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.
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 Holiday Parks 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 including 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.
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. Its 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.
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.
Usually, you need to be 21 years of age. However, some campervan rental companies such as Jucy Rentals may rent to those aged 18 and over. Learn more here.
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One of the most important things to make sure before driving away is to check the fuel type of the campervan. Some may use petrol (unleaded) and some may use diesel.
For Australian residents, a full open licence is required to drive a campervan. Take note that depending on the weight of the campervan, a different licence may be required. This will be stated in the terms and conditions of the campervan rental agreement.
You can rent either an automatic or manual campervan. You will be able to see the type of transmission of the vehicle is by looking at the specs when you search for a rental on VroomVroomVroom.