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Perth Motorhome Rental

Perth is the hub of western Australia and the best location to begin your Australian campervan holiday


Hiring a motorhome from Perth

Perth is home to around 2 million people, and is the fourth most populous city in Australia. Sitting on the banks of the Swan River in the southwest of the country, Perth is the best location to pick up a motorhome to travel around Western Australia. You can choose from any one of the 14 fleets available through Motorhome Republic for a month-long campervan tour of Australia, or simply pick one up for a long weekend away or a quick retreat. The range includes campervans designed for an affordable, no frills holiday, and those that include all the latest features and luxuries, so you’ll have no trouble finding one suited to your style. 


Where to go with your Perth motorhome

Western Australia takes up a third of the whole country, and has a mainland area of roughly 2.5 million square kilometres. That’s enough space to fit the entire country of New Zealand more than 9 times, and that’s a lot of places to explore in your Perth campervan hire.

Shark Bay is roughly 9 hours north of Perth and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s where you’ll find the largest population of dugongs and the oldest living fossils on the planet. It’s also where you’ll see the friendly Monkey Mia dolphins, which come up to the shore every day to interact with people. 

A little further north and inland from Shark Bay is Mount Augustus, a mountain that is actually a rock that is also twice the size of Uluru. Plus, it’s the largest rock in the world. It’s 860 metres high and is decorated with ancient rock art from the Wadjari Aboriginal people. Try to be there at sunrise or sunset for an doubly spectacular sight. 

Relatively close to Perth at just 3.5 hours down the coast, one of Australia’s largest caves awaits you. The Jewel Cave is 1.9 kilometres long and reaches depths of 42 metres, and features beautiful soft-lit stalactites and formations.

The Pinnacles are only 300 kilometres (about 2.5 hours) from Perth, and are one of the most famous sites in Australia. These formations are tall spires of limestone that have taken millions of years to form. There are thousands of them standing straight up in an arid desert landscape, and are another spot that can be even more enjoyable during sunrise or sunset. 

Yet another iconic destination is the Horizontal Waterfalls, which is suited for those on longer motorhome tours from Perth. Situated in the north of Western Australia, there are two waterfalls in Talbot Bay near Derby that fall sideways instead of down due to powerful ocean currents. 


Best times to hire a campervan in Perth

Perth has the most sunny days out of any of the Australian capitals, making it a great place to visit just about any time of year. 

Summers can become quite hot, with averages in the low 30 degree Celsius range. The temperature cools down to around 20 degrees Celsius through winter (June to August), although this is the time of year for spectacular thunderstorms and rainshowers. 

Spring is a great time to visit – between September and November – when it’s not too hot, yet it rains infrequently. 

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Campervan hire Perth – go wild in the West

This city on Australia’s western coast is the gateway to the stunning state of Western Australia. With an international airport, a busy seaport and a bustling tourism industry, it has all you need to kick off a wonderful motorhome road trip. So here’s everything you need to know about camper rental in Perth.

Overview of Perth, Australia

Describing Perth as remote is something of an understatement. You will find the capital of Western Australia on the south-west tip of the mainland, with the nearest city being Adelaide, more than 2000km away. However, this doesn’t limit the number of interesting places to go and things to see and do in your motorhome rental.

Its location on the Swan River is very fitting, as the region has always been blessed with natural resources. Mining and agriculture dominate the economic landscape and the region is undergoing an economic boom in terms of performance. A delightful balance of vibrancy and relaxation, Perth is a city on the up, with a warmth reflecting all that’s good about Australia.

Perth hotels, hostels, backpackers

There’s a cluster of hotels in the CBD, specifically around Mounts Bay Road and Wellington St – but Hay St is a little more exclusive with a handful of five-star options. Hyatt Regency and Pan-Pacific have good reputations. For those on a budget, backpacker hostels are in plentiful supply. Campervan rentals are a great option for a holiday in Perth and combine a place to stay with wheels to get on the road and into the Western Australia wilds.

Events in Perth

Due to a temperate climate, it’s unsurprising that outdoor activities are popular. One major annual event is the week-long Royal Show around September-October. Much like the rest of the country, Perth locals have the sporting bug and there are numerous opportunities to see the world’s best. The Hopman Cup hosts the elite of professional tennis, with the WACA home to Perth’s number one sport, cricket – a top-class sporting facility. You can also take in the unique pleasures of Aussie rules and Super XV rugby union with the improving Western Force.

Eat in or takeaway? - Places to eat in Perth

If you get tired of cooking on your camper stove, why not splash out on some Perth cuisine. When it comes to interesting places to eat, the restaurant selection is outstanding. European immigrants have helped develop a truly cosmopolitan population, and a trip to the Italian-inspired Cappuccino Strip in Fremantle is one of the top 10 things to do. Delight your taste buds with pasta restaurants, coupled with Asian-inspired spots nearby. Delis are commonplace, with Alfred’s Kitchen an institution, delivering top-notch burgers for that budget option. The night markets of Forrest Place and Five Bar in Mount Lawley are also tourist favourites.

The people of Perth

More than two million people are estimated to now live in Perth, with an ever-growing tourism industry and increasing interest in campervan travel. There’s a strong European population, although South Africans have made their home here, especially in recent years. The Aboriginal culture dates back centuries, with Western Australia colonised as a free settlement.

Things to do, places to go

When it comes to Perth Attractions, It’s impossible to ignore the outdoor lifestyle. Propped up by the Indian Ocean, beaches such as Cottesloe and the more family-friendly Scarborough will take your breath away. Rockingham is also an award-winner. So surfing, wakeboarding, snorkelling and all other water-based activities should be on your to-do list.

Perth is now firmly established as a popular tourism spot – and not just the sunniest region of Australia, with around 3000 hours a year! Kings Park is a fantastic welcome to the city, with stunning views and 400 hectares – a natural nirvana. You may just want to park up the camper and spend the day there.

The West Australian Ballet and Opera groups illustrate a growing creative and artistic scene, with the Academy of Performing Arts a breeding ground for younger talent. The Art Gallery of Western Australia is also a showcase for outstanding exhibitions and there are a number of museums worth visiting.

Fremantle is a little gem, with a surfeit of interesting historical buildings and trails. Despite its small size, it enjoys a diverse culture and has numerous pubs and clubs. Only 30 minutes from Perth’s city centre, Fremantle is an essential destination.

Perth Transport

Much like the city itself, Perth Airport has enjoyed exceptional growth in terms of people using the facility, with services from the likes of South Africa, New Zealand and Dubai. Located 17km from the city centre, there is a shuttle service in operation. Transperth provide all your bus, ferry and train requirements. For self-drive holidays, car and motorhome rentals are available from a number of depots.

Hot, hot and hotter - Perth weather

Knowing what to wear in Perth in summer is not difficult. With sunny weather and average temperatures in January and February of 31 degrees, clothing will probably be at a minimum. Even in winter, the average only drops to around 13 degrees. In these conditions, it’s vital you take care of your camper rental. Don’t speed and ask your hire company for advice on maintenance.

Motorhome hire companies in Perth

There are plenty of options, with a number of small local or national chains alongside the big names. Some depots are at the airport, with others elsewhere in the city, but off-airport depots may offer free transfers, and the distance to travel into the Perth CBD isn’t very far. A campervan rental from Perth, WA gives you the freedom to explore the best of Western Australia and beyond.

Perth Pointers for camper road trips

Have a read of these handy tips before booking your Perth campervan hire:

  • Brush up on Australian road rules before driving. The most important one? Drive on the left!

  • Book as early as you can to get the best deals and early-bird specials. Some classes of vehicle also sell out quickly for peak periods, so be in quick.

  • Watch out for wildlife when driving in remote area - hitting a kangaroo is no small collision.

  • Rent a 4WD if you are planning an adventure on unsealed roads. Western Australia is a great place for this type of trip.

Perth Motorhome Rental Brands

Mighty Campers, Maui Motorhomes, Britz Rentals and Kea Campervans

This group of leading motorhome rentals companies is located at 471 Great Eastern Highway in Redcliffe, which is a short 15 minute drive from the Perth Airport. There are no transfer services available, but the depot is easy to get to via taxi, bus or train. Mighty Campers provides a diverse selection of motorhomes, from the budget-conscious two-person lowball campervan to the Big Six Campervan with a dual cab and separate living and sleeping areas. Maui’s vehicle rentals include an Ultima and Ultima Plus Campervan, suited for two and three people respectively. From there they move into larger RVs with four- and six-berth motorhomes with spacious interiors and small kitchen and bathroom facilities. Britz boasts the widest range of campervans and RVs in the country with budget vans, 4WD trucks and deluxe motorhomes in the mix. Kea keeps it simple with four options from the smaller two-berth vans up to a luxury six-berth motorhome. The depot here is open daily from 7.30am to 4pm from September to the end of April, and from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday for the rest of the year.

Real Value RV, Cheapa Campers, Hippie Campers and Apollo Rentals

Apollo Rentals comes to the party with no fewer than four kitted out motorhomes and three campervan options. The larger of the bunch can fit groups of up to eight people, while the smallest - the hitop campers - is an affordable option for two. Hippie Campervans is designed for the young and young at heart with a hitop, budget and deluxe option for two people. Cheapa Campers is the cheapie brand, with RVs for two to six people, with an option for 4WD campers and hitops. Real Value RV tops this all off with a large selection of motorhomes, including two berth RVs with and without bathrooms, and vehicles designed for three to six people as well. The depot is less than 10 minutes from Perth Airport at 65 Worrell Ave in High Wycomb (access on Abernethy road), and is open seven days a week 8am to 4.30pm from September 1 to the end of April, and the same hours for the rest of the year but closed on Sundays, April 25 and December 26. You’ll need to make your own way to the depot, and once there, you’re in an ideal spot to head out on the Great Eastern Highway, one of Australia’s best road trips.

Comet Campervans and Travellers Autobarn

Comet Campervans and Travellers Autobarn are situated at 16 Adrian Street in Welsphool. This 10 kilometres trip takes roughly 15 minutes by car and gets you half way to the Perth city centre. Note that there is no transfer service to or from the airport or city. The depot here is open 9am to 4pm on weekdays, and from 9am to noon on Saturdays, but they are closed on Sundays and public holidays. Give the team a call 24 hours prior to collecting your vehicle to speed up the process and confirm your motorhome rental, and don’t be late in returning the campervan as you only get a one hour grace period - after that you will be charged. Comet Campers offers a five-berth campervan with auto transmission and basic kitchen essentials, a few three-berth campervans, and a large variety of two-berth campers suited to affordable Western Australia touring. Travellers Autobarn brings in unlimited kilometres, 24/7 roadside assistance and rentals available to those aged 18 and over with a variety of vans, hitops and family campers.

Lucky Rentals

Lucky Rentals in Perth has a handful of two-berth campervans for hire and a four-berth van for families and small groups. The Lucky Sleeper (a two-berth campervan) is a non-branded vehicle with basic cooking facilities and bedding included. Most of these rentals do not include toilet or shower facilities so check out the campground information at the depot to ensure you have somewhere to stay. The depot is found right in the heart of Perth city at 110 Francis Street in Northbridge, which is 20 kilometres from the airport (around 30 minutes by car) but is easy to get to by bus or taxi. Open hours run 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays, but the depot is closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Let's Go Motorhomes

Let's Go Motorhomes starts its offerings with a basic hitop campervan that fits two adults and a child as well as a sink, stove and fridge. There is also a small three-berth cruiser that’s fully contained and ready for the road. As for the motorhomes, the range covers everything from two-berth compact RVs with all the features of a larger home such as toilet and shower facilities, to four-, five- and six-berth spacious motorhomes. The four-berth Birdsville RV is only available in Perth. All the campers and RVs come with helpful maps, a set of table and chairs for the outdoors, and 24-hour roadside assistance. The depot itself is the ideal place to start a journey at 56 Murray Rd North, Welshpool WA 6106. Let's Go Motorhomes is open in Perth on weekdays from 8.30am to 3pm, and on weekends and public holidays only by appointments made at least 48 hours prior to pick up or drop off.

Kangaroo Campervans

With an affordable and varied range of campers and motorhomes, Kangaroo Campervans gives plenty of choice at a good price. The economy pop top is a manual transmission van with a side awning, microwave, and linen and dinnerware essentials. There’s also a newer model hitop suited for two people. As for the motorhomes, Kangaroo has a micro deluxe four-berth with a shower and toilet on board, as well as a deluxe six-berth model that comes with its own standalone gazebo and has bathroom facilities on board. The depot is located just 10 minutes from Perth Airport at 333 Great Eastern Highway in Redcliffe, and is open 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and on public holidays, so you will need to stay a night in local accommodation if your flight arrives on one of these days. There is also no transfer available, so you will need to make your own way to the depot for pick ups.

Keen As Campers

Keen As Campers has a fleet of late model Toyota Hiace vans in Perth for driving tours around Western Australia on the cheap. Each one comes with a DVD player and CD player, plus microwave, sink, two-burner gas cooker, grill, kettle and toaster. The double bed is comfy and fit for couples or pairs of friends, and you can add on extra such as a GPS for $3 a day or bike hire for an added $5 per day. Since these vans don’t have bathrooms on board, you’ll need to book a spot in a campground or caravan park each night.

Perth Motorhome Facts

Average rental length
January10 days
April9 days
July13 days
October12 days
Average 2 berth rental price

Top Perth Rentals Brands

Britz Campervan Rentals

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Mighty Campers

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