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Perth campervan rental - gateway to Western Australia

With over two million residents, this pristine city is thriving with culture and excitement. It’s where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean and it is the best place to start your Australian campervan road trip to discover the untouched beauty of Western Australia.

If you’re looking to explore another part of Australia, try campervan rental in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.

Start your outback adventure in Perth

Motorhome Republic has several top-rated rental companies available in Perth, ready to accommodate your holiday plans. Hire a campervan for a quick weekend away or a multi-month tour across the country. Book with us for awesome deals on all types of motorhome rentals. Choose from station wagons with tents to decked-out minivans, from  3-berth campervans to deluxe RVs, and never have to worry about booking fees.

Where to go in your Perth motorhome rental

As the capital of Western Australia, Perth is situated on the southwest corner of the country’s largest territory. At roughly 2.5 million square kilometers of vast open road, your options are limitless in a Perth campervan hire. Don’t let this overwhelm you, we’ve created a few itineraries to get you started:

If time is on your hands look at picking up in Perth to drive along the stunning southern coast and through the rugged wilderness to Adelaide or vice versa. Tackle on the alluring west coast when en route to Broome located in the northwest of WA.

If you don’t want to stray too far from Perth, here are the top destinations:

  • A three-hour drive north of the city is Numbing National Park. Here you will find ancient, eerie limestone rocks spiking out of the sand dunes. Formed over millions of years, these mystifying rocks are worth checking out. The Pinnacles are best seen at sunrise or sunset for a one-of-a-kind desert experience.

  • Cruise down the coast for three hours to marvel at the Jewel Cave, one of Australia’s largest cave systems dripping with crystallised limestone formations. At 1.9 kilometres long and 42 metres deep, there are multiple chambers to explore. Visit Lake Cave to see a photo-worthy reflection on the permanent lake.

  • Stick around the Margaret River region for incredible rock climbing and canoe tours to local wineries and breweries.

  • Drive into the heart of Australia to Kalgoorlie for a look at the gold mining industry and be sure to stop by the Super Pit for an outstanding viewpoint over the nation’s largest open pit gold mine.

For longer journeys in your motorhome rental:

  • Head north about nine hours to Shark Bay, a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you discover some of the world’s oldest fossils among a rich marine life. These waters are home to the biggest population of dugongs (sea cows) along with sea turtles, sharks and rays. At Monkey Mia bottlenose dolphins are friendly with tourists and are known to swim up to the shore to say hello.

  • Just north of here is Mount Augustus National Park. The park’s main attraction is the mountain itself formed of rock and twice as large as Uluru. Covered in ancient rock drawings, it is sacred to the local Wadjari Aboriginal people. This is another great spot to catch a desert sunrise or sunset.

  • How about a visit to one of the greatest wonders of the natural world? The Horizontal Waterfalls are a true gift from nature where the powerful ocean tide passes between two narrow gorges in Talbot Bay. Book a boat tour to see them up close or get a bird's-eye view from above in a seaplane.

When to travel to Perth for a campervan road trip

Perth is a great place to visit at any time of year with constant warm weather and beautiful sunshine. It’s actually the sunniest capital in all of Australia.


  • If you are travelling during the summer months (December to late March) prepare for dry, sweltering days with visits from the ‘Fremantle Doctor,’ the afternoon sea breeze. Highs reach over 30 degrees Celsius and rainfall is rare, book a RV with aircon to cool you down.

  • Visit during the winter months (June to August) for cooler temperatures between 8 - 19 degrees Celsius and stellar desert thunderstorms.

  • Autumn (March to May) is a great mix of warm, sunny days and cool nights rarely dropping below 10 degrees Celsius.

  • For green thumb fanatics, book your trip in the Spring (September to November) when over 12,000 species of wildflowers bloom across Western Australia.


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.

Perth - the gateway to the west

Often referred to as one of the most remote cities in the world (Adelaide is more than 2000km away), the metropolis itself is a cosmopolitan beauty. With an ever-growing skyline and booming tourism industry, it is the perfect spot to hire a motorhome.

Perched along the Swan River, Perth incorporates a big city feel with a beach town vibe. Dine in high-class restaurants or relax at the beach, both possible on the same day. The astonishing economic growth is due to the surrounding natural resources in mining and agriculture. It’s easy to see why this Australian city is becoming a fast favourite amongst tourists.

Where to stay in Perth

Take your pick of hotel and hostel options in the sunny state capital. If you enjoy being in the hustle and bustle of the city, check out Mounts Bay Road and Wellington St in the CBD. Search for five-star hotels on Hay Street, both Hyatt Regency and Pan-Pacific come highly recommended. Many backpacker hostels are available for money-conscious travellers. But the best bang for your buck is a Motorhome Republic campervan - wheels and a place to rest your head at night, what could be more perfect?

Perth’s favourite events

Learn about Perth’s agriculture at the week-long Royal Show set in late September or early October. This event showcases info exhibits, agricultural competitions, display animals and has a large fairground of rides and games. Sporting events are always popular in Australia. The Hopman Cup welcomes professional tennis players from around the world each January- don’t worry, it’s indoors. Spend the day at the WACA for a cricket match or cheer on the Super XV rugby union. For a unique sporting event, check out an Aussie rules football match and ask your friendly neighbors to explain the game.

Best eats in Perth

Enjoy a bit of everything from Perth’s diverse culinary repertoire. Feast on Italian cuisine in the Cappuccino Strip in Fremantle - a must-visit location. Asian fare is always available with cheap takeaways around every corner and lush Asian-inspired dining. Alfred’s Kitchen is famous for its insanely mouth-watering burgers and won’t break the bank. For a mixed culinary fare and great people watching, head to Forrest Place market or Five Bar in Mount Lawley.

Residents of Perth

Two million people reside in the diverse city of Perth. This has been home for Aboriginals for centuries as Western Australia colonised as a free settlement. There is a mix of Europeans, South Africans and Asians and over the years a growing number of expats settling in Perth’s booming city.  

Perth’s must-see and dos

As a coastal city on the Indian Ocean, water sports such as surfing, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving are always fun in Perth. Lounge at top-rated beaches like Cottesloe and Rockingham and bring your family to Scarborough.


Located near the business district is Kings Park. Park your campervan for free at this registered Botanic Gardens. Climb up to Mt Eliza for a perfect view over the city and Swan River, and enjoy a picnic on one of many grassy lawns.


For those who enjoy the arts, don’t miss the Art Gallery of Western Australia curated with over 15,500 works of art. The Academy of Performing Arts always has a show worth attending. The West Australian Ballet and Opera groups are well-established with a calendar of events.


One of Perth’s best neighborhoods known for an eclectic mix of culture and art is Fremantle - only 30 minutes from the CBD. Listed as number seven of Lonely Planet’s 2016 ‘Best in Travel’, this upbeat port city is one not to miss. Hang in trendy cafes, listen to buskers’ along the sidewalks and check out a plethora of artisan crafts.

Check out the events bar that pops up when you search for specific dates on Motorhome Republic’s site to find out what’s on when you arrive.


Swan Valley Tours


Nothing beats a fantastic wine tour, especially when it’s easily accessible and highly rated. Travellers to Perth can enjoy such an experience with Swan Valley Tours, just 30 minutes from the CBD. This family business brings that little extra touch to the service, invigorating your senses by pairing the wine tastings with a little background and cultural history of Swan Valley. Visitors will enjoy award winning indulgence tours with cruise options in either direction. Gratify your taste buds with the fantastic variety of wines and wineries, beers, cheese, chocolate and more in Perth’s Valley of Taste. When planning your Perth motorhome road trip, be sure to make time to visit this incredible region and get your senses singing with your choice of fantastic group packages from Swan Valley Tours.


Where: 485 Wellington street, Perth WA, Australia


Fremantle Markets


The Fremantle Markets provide a taste of history to visiting motorhome holidaymakers, with origins dating back to 1897 when shoppers arrived by horse cart. Still operating today in the same building where it all started, the markets are held in one of just two surviving municipal buildings in Western Australia. Today, there are more than 150 stalls to be perused, each offering something unique. If you’re hungry, you can snack on anything from fresh fruit and veg, to Japanese cuisine, vegan meals, cupcakes, breads, sweets, and much more. Or, pick out a few presents for yourself and those at home from one of the countless homewares, jewellery and clothing stores. If you visit on the weekend, keep an eye out for the market fairies who arrive in the afternoon to dole out random acts of kindness, and balloon twisting and face painting for the kiddies. Be sure to stop in with your motorhome rental on the way in or out of Perth.


Where: Corner South Terrace & Henderson Street, Fremantle, WA

Open hours: Fridays 8am-8pm, Saturdays & Sundays 8am - 6pm


Oh Hey WA


Before you head out to discover the wonders of Western Australia in your Perth motorhome rental, get to know the city and all its splendours with a Oh Hey WA walking tour. Whether you’re just after a bit of fun or some local education, the friendly, excitable guides will win you over. Oh Hey WA is a team of Perth enthusiasts who love to share their city with others, focusing on all of the exciting and interesting aspects of what’s happening right now. The guides are not historians, they are Perth aficionados who thrive on delivering local insight on art, culture, nightlife, new developments and revitalization projects which make the WA capital special. If your ideal way of getting to know a city is by spending time with a local, Oh Hey WA is the perfect option to deliver the casual, yet enlightening guidance you desire.


Above Bored Bed and Breakfast


For a relaxing stay in Perth before or after your WA motorhome trip, head to Above Bored Bed and Breakfast. This charming hideaway offers exclusive, nonintrusive, boutique hotel accommodation to solo travelers, couples, families and even pets. Everyone is welcome at this North Perth location - even adults. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, daily breakfast in arty ambiance and accommodating hosts when you stay in this 1927 federation home away from home. Just 5 minutes from Perth CBD, this is a great base from which to explore the city and surroundings. Doubling as the residence to TV program/TV series writer, Dr. Sarah Rossetti of Rossetti Screenplays, she is the one to contact for the best possible room rates. Discounts may be provided for multiple room bookings and longer stays.


Where: 14 Norham Street, North Perth, Western Australia 6006


Two Feet & a Heartbeat


Get insight on Perth’s history, culture, arts, dining and more when you book a walking tour with Two Feet & a Heartbeat. Their team of friendly guides cover more than the average tour and operate more often, giving you and your group the best chance of coming along day or night when it suits you. Two Feet & a Heartbeat are a passionate lot who are keen to deliver premium experiences to those who are interested in looking at things from a unique viewpoint. Tours happen in various locations daily and are relaxed, informative and a lot of fun. Whether you are spending a few days in the city either side of your Perth motorhome trip or only have a few hours to spend, a walking tour is worth booking as it delivers perspective and insight you would not be able to get on your own.


d'Vine Wine Tours


If you’re looking for a fresh, youthful version of a wine tour you can add to your Perth motorhome itinerary, you can’t go past d’Vine Wine Tours. Passion and enthusiasm epitomize this young company, run by a Perth-born couple who fell in love with Western Australia’s lush wine regions. With a background in hospitality and tourism and a penchant for entertaining, the pair’s mission is to showcase the quality of food and wine in the Swan Valley. Visitors can enjoy informative and fun tours with a focus on appreciation of wine, education about the tasting process and even a little cellar door etiquette. Indulge your senses with fabulous wines, scrumptious cheese boards, and gourmet chocolate, or tantalize your taste buds visiting micro-breweries and cideries. There’s something for everyone on these fantastic tours.


Where: 20 Panton Crescent, Karrinyup 6018 WA

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm.


The Wild Goose


In just under an hour’s drive from Perth, WA motorhome renters can visit The Wild Goose for an indulgent escapade in the Australian bush. The 600-acre estate is just on the outskirts of the rural township of Gidgegannup, featuring grapevines, rosemary and lavender fields amongst stunning views. A huge venue just 25 minutes east of the Swan Valley, the establishment offers a cafe, wine dungeon, and soap factory. Tourists can enjoy a peaceful setting among family and friends whilst admiring the surroundings of native Australian plants and prolific bird and wildlife. Rustic buildings and a refurbished shearing-shed-turned-gift-shop add to the atmosphere. Sample wine, have a lavish meal and then amble around the fantastic grounds, accessible and welcoming to all.


Where: 2927 Toodyay Rd, Gidgegannup WA 6083

Transport in Perth

If you arrive a few days before you pick up your motorhome rental, utilise the city’s public transportation service called Transperth for buses, ferries, and trains. The international airport offers a bus service that takes around 40 minutes from the main terminal to the CBD. It is a sprawling city and public transport is not always available. Car and motorhome rentals are a great idea to get around, and depots are available across the city as well as near the airport.

It wouldn’t be Western Australia without the heat

Non-stop sun and hot temperatures make for light luggage, but also mean the necessity of caring for your campervan hire. The conditions are standard in this part of the world, but make sure to ask your rental company for tips on maintenance.

Perth Motorhome Rental Brands

As the window to the west, Perth is booming with unlimited campervan options. Choose from up to 14 unique rental companies, both local and international brands.  Depots are spread across the city with a number located near Perth’s international airport. Book with an intercity depot and ask about complimentary shuttle services. Public transport into the city is quick and affordable or grab a taxi for an easy 15-minute ride. Pick up your Perth motorhome hire and set off for the wild, wild west.

Driving tips in and around Perth

  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road.

  • Be cautious of rugged terrain in remote regions. Hire a 4WD if you are planning to visit these types of areas.

  • Wildlife in WA is always active, beware of animal crossings and avoid nighttime driving when possible.

  • Always keep plenty of water and food on board and fill up on petrol before heading to remote regions.

  • Some vehicle types sell out during peak season, book early to avoid this dilemma.

  • For more rules of the road, check out our Aussie driving guide.

  • Download our free handy app to locate fuel stations, rest stops and campgrounds along the way.


Featured rental companies

Britz Rentals, Maui Motorhomes and Mighty Campers

Check out all three of these motorhome brands in Redcliffe at 471 Great Eastern Highway,  just fifteen minutes from Perth’s International Airport. Get to the depot by bus, train or taxi as no transfers are available. Britz Rentals has a range of fully equipped campervans for up to six adults. If you’re planning for an off the beaten track route, try their Safari Landcruiser or Outback truck both with 4WD. Want the best views for waking up in your van? We recommend Maui Motorhomes. All hires include extra large viewing windows with great features plus all Maui vehicles are almost new. Mighty Campers is a household name in both Australia and New Zealand. Their multi-berth vans are highly rated and plenty comfortable for any type of journey at affordable rates. The depot to this group of rental brands is open from 7:30am to 4pm daily from September to late April and from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday from May to August.

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

Grouped together for easier access, you can find these four rental offices at 65 Worrell Ave in High Wycomb only 10 minutes from Perth Airport and located near the Great Eastern Highway, a perfect place to start your motorhome adventure. Grab great deals with Real Value RV on six styles of wheels. For an unique ride, try the Trailfinder Camper complete with an awning and a pop-up roof for more head space. 2-4-6 berth motorhomes are available fit with toilets and showers. Cheapa Campers raves about low prices when booking your road trip with them. The range includes 4WD Campers, 2 person HiTop vans and RVs with 4- and 6-berth options. Chill out in a Hippie Camper, a favourite among young backpackers. These ‘60 style vans are perfect for budget travellers. Try out the Hippie Drift for two or the 2-3 berth HiTop for a bit of extra room. If you want options, book with Apollo Rentals - the largest fleet in Australia - for fully-equipped campervans and deluxe RVs with excellent reviews. These offices are open everyday from 8am to 4:30pm except Easter Sunday and Boxing Day (December 26) for national public holidays.

Comet Campervans and Travellers Autobarn

Hire a Comet Campervan for an affordable Aussie road trip. Split the cost up to 5 ways with a Camping Stationwagon complete with a dome tent, esky and air con. Two-person Budgie Vans are perfect for long distance journeys or look into their Budget 2-3 berth options complete with mini-fridges and microwaves. Travellers Autobarn boast about their factory built vans specific for hiring and offer station wagons, Chubby Campers, Kuga and the family Hi5 each with more room than the last. Take note, neither company offer amenities such as toilets and showers. Make your own way to pick up your Comet or Travellers campervan at 16 Adrian Street in Welshpool halfway between the airport and the CBD. The depot is closed on Sundays and public holidays, open from 9am to 4pm on weekdays and 9am to noon on Saturdays. Call up on your way to speed up the pick-up process and return your rental on time to avoid late charges with an one hour grace period.

Lucky Rentals

Head to the city centre to 110 Francis Street in Northbridge to grab your Lucky Rental, easy to get to by bus or taxi. The price is right if you are looking to save some dollars on a campervan hire. Lucky Rookie is a standard van setup for two or try the Lucky Roamer for up to four complete with a burner gas hob and mini fridge. Office hours are from 9am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm on Saturdays and closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Let's Go Motorhomes

Conquer the Australian Outback in a Let’s Go Motorhome. Auto and manual transmissions available with four styles of RVs. For a larger group, book the 6-berth Tourer equipped with all your camping needs or the Voyager for a spacious home for two. Most come with a toilet and shower, except the 2-berth HiTop. Each van has a set of table and chairs, road maps, and 24-hour roadside assistance. Let’s Go depot is located at 56 Murray Rd North in Welshpool and open from 8:30am to 3pm on weekdays, appointment only with 48 hour notice on weekends and public holidays.  

Kangaroo Campervans

For a top-quality range of vehicles, check out local brand Kangaroo Campervans. They offer great deals on vans like their 2-berth pop-top camper or Sherwood Budget 4-berth micro and include linen, dinnerware, and awnings. For a luxurious cruise, book the Sofala for up to six adults complete with a toilet, shower and 4 burner stove. Land at Perth Airport and arrive at the depot in 10 minutes at 333 Great Eastern Highway in Redcliffe. Hours are as following: Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. The depot is closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Plan your motorhome road trip from Perth

The best place to start your Western Australia motorhome trip is in the fabulous city of Perth. There is a lot to see in this remote metropolis with a world of incredible sights and attractions right on its doorstep. To help you experience as much as possible and hit all of your must-dos in this stunning part of the globe, we have compiled all of the information you need to make your WA road trip beginning (or ending) in Perth a resounding success.


This guide will provide a couple of recommended road trip itineraries, and a list of fantastic festivals you may want to hit during your trip. We cover a great range of must-see attractions in and around Perth, and introduce a list of articles to help you delve deeper into particulars about the region.


Once you’ve planned your route, remember to visit our ‘On the Road’ section to familiarise yourself with details around motorhome campsites, where you can dump your waste, and places to stop and rest along your journey beginning or ending in Perth.



For your Western Australia road trip, there’s no better place to start than Perth.


Motorhome itineraries beginning or ending in Perth

Travel some of the remotest regions of Australia with one of these great road trip itineraries beginning or ending in Perth. No matter which way you go, you’ll be experiencing some of the nation’s most wondrous sites.


Adelaide to Perth: the Nullarbor (or Perth to Adelaide)


This adventure is perfect for those wanting to experience the incredible Nullarbor (‘no tree’) terrain of South Australia, as well as the changing landscapes of the remote and wild Western Australia. Stop in at the Dundas Rocks to picnic by these distinctive landmarks, and peer into the deep Nullarbor Caves. Taste some of the delicious food in the Seafood Capital of Australia, Port Lincoln, and be sure to make some time to check out the conservation park, Cleland Wildlife Park, just outside of Adelaide. You’ll cover 3035km with this unique itinerary, so be sure to allow yourself plenty of time and plan for some of the barest countryside you might ever see.


Perth to Broome: Australia's west coast (or Broome to Perth)


Experience the vastness of Western Australia like never before by picking up a motorhome rental in Perth and heading north to Broome. Along this 3300km journey, the towering limestone spires of the Pinnacles are a must-see, and Kalbarri National Park is a fascinating mix of mountains and gorges, dotted with walking trails, waterfalls and wildflowers. Eighty-Mile Beach is a spot of paradise near the end of your road trip, and offers a caravan park so you can spend a few days relaxing and enjoying the sun and sand. Suggested road trip time is 10 - 21 days, however straight driving time is around 40 hours, so you can adjust the itinerary as needed.


Events and Festivals in Perth

Perth’s calendar is chock-a-block with events and festivals each year, so no matter what you’re into and when you visit, there’s bound to be something to pique your interest.




From the seaside town of Busselton to the flowing Margaret River, the CineFestOz is a 5-day festival in the Perth region, showcasing movies, documentaries and short films. As well as public screenings and free community events, CineFestOz holds workshops and school programmes to educate and inspire people towards the film industry.


The Perth International Arts Festivals is a jampacked programme, with artists, writers, and poets alike all gathering for a magical month-long celebration of the arts. This summer festival is definitely one to catch.


Agriculture, craftsmanship, rides and entertainment all come together for four days annually in September for the Perth Fair. Races, competitions, displays and workshops fill the agenda, and each year is better than the last.


It might not be your usual event, but the Lions Garlic Festival is a popular Perth weekend out. In addition to face painting, live music, shows, and beer and wine tastings, learn how to braid garlic, sample delectable garlic bread, and even give the garlic ice cream a shot.



Foodies and wine lovers take note: Margaret River, just a few hours from Perth, is one of the best gourmand destinations in Australia.


Activities and Attractions in Perth

There’s plenty to do in and around the city of Perth, so no matter where your motorhome takes you, you’ll never have a dull moment in WA’s capital city.




Australian rules football and cricket are the most popular sports in Western Australia, but you’ll also be able to find seasonal schedules for basketball, horseracing, netball, rugby, golf and much more.


Music & Art


You’re never too far from a concert hall, performance or theatre when you visit Perth.


Food & Wine


Book a tour and wine and dine your way around Perth. Much of what you will taste is hand picked and locally crafted!


Outdoor Activities


While some like to sit back and relax while they’re on holiday, others opt for the more energetic activities on offer. Water Wanderers provide kayak tours from Perth and have options for all levels, including the kids. If you’d like to change tact and head under the surface, Perth Ocean Dive has different diving options, so all skill levels can discover the warm Australian waters like never before.




There are plenty of natural attractions to visit when you holiday in Perth. Take the kids to the zoo, or jump on a river cruise. Take a ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island to see the furry little quokka in its natural habit before heading out of the city.



Kalbarri National Park will blow you away with its epically alien vistas.


Jump into Australia with these additional articles

Delve a little deeper into the region by reading up on some articles relevant to a motorhome trip from Perth. Check out some of these great pieces for tips, tricks, and general information about your visit to WA.


  • Down Under: Driving Australia's Outback

We asked Allan Whiting of Outback Travel Australia to give us some tips on driving in the Outback. Read more.


  • Short Australian Road Trips for Your Next Long Weekend

Long weekend coming up? There are plenty of short long-weekend trips you can take around the country, with starting locations in Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne.


  • Sky High Attraction Coming to Kalbarri

An innovative tourism area is being built at Kalbarri National Park, with a 100m tall skywalk. This will be a fantastic addition to an already spectacular park.


  • Margaret River Nabs Masterchef Judge for Gourmet Escape

Western Australia’s Gourmet Escape is the ultimate festival for foodies. It’s a fantastic three-day event in the town of Margaret River, just 4 hours’ drive from Perth.


  • Western Australia Campsites Get a Makeover

Great news for campervan travellers everywhere: Western Australia campsites are getting a makeover. Read more.


  • The RV Friendly Town™

The addition of Geraldton to The RV Friendly Town™ list is great for travellers exploring Western Australia, especially if you’re heading along the coastal route north from Perth.


  • New Cheap Day for Perth Petrol Prices

It’s a great day when the petrol prices drop, and prime time to fill up your rental campervan, especially if you’re planning a long road trip any time soon.

Travel Guide for your Perth Adventure

What to do?

The Aquarium of Western Australia

Boasting one of the world’s largest living coral reef exhibitions, The Aquarium of Western Australia is a breathtaking look at the stunningly colourful creatures of the deep. Home to not only a plethora of vibrantly coloured tropical fish but to stingrays, sharks and giant sea turtles, a visit to the aquarium is not one you (or the kids!) will forget in a hurry. Step onto the moving walkway to journey through the 98-metre underwater tunnel to experience the beautiful aquatic animals and plants from a new angle, and join the highly qualified keepers as they share interactive talks. There is ample free parking on site, so pull up in your Perth campervan hire and spend the whole day exploring the Aquarium of Western Australia.
Where: 91 Southside Drive, Hillarys, Western Australia, 6025, Australia
Hours: Daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Rockface Indoor Climbing Centre

While driving your Perth campervan hire around the magnificent state of Western Australia is an incredible trip, should you find yourself needing to stretch your legs and get your heart pumping in a little, Rockface Indoor Climbing Centre is the place to go. Catering to all ages, Rockface is the largest indoor climbing centre in Perth, with walls that rise as high as 10 meters. No matter what your rock climbing ability or past experiences, the highly trained and qualified team at Rockface are there to help you learn the basics, or take your skills to the next level. 
Where: 63b John Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003, Australia
Hours: Weekdays: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm.

Fremantle Prison

Built in the 19th Century, Fremantle Prison was in operation right up until 1991, when it finally closed its doors on that chapter of history. These days the prison is used as a historical point of interest, with tours, events and school groups all venturing through its halls. Daily tours run from 10 am, focusing on different aspects of Fremantle Prison. Join the Convict Prison tour to learn all about the history of the site, or the Behind Bars tour to discover what daily life was like for the inmates. As well as these tours (and more!), the prison showcases exhibitions, provides school holidays programmes, and annual events such as the Halloween tour. Pull up in your Perth campervan hire and park right outside the prison. If that’s full, more parking is available on Fairbairn Ramp, which is accessible via Parry Street.

Where: 1 The Terrace, Fremantle, West Australia, 6160, Australia
Open: Open 7 days, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rottnest Island

White sandy beaches, surfing opportunities, towering lighthouses, fascinating wildlife, skydiving adventures: there’s something for everybody on the stunning and beautiful Rottnest Island. Head to the ferry terminals in Perth or Fremantle in your Perth campervan hire, park your motorhome, and set off on for the day, or even a weekend getaway. Hire a bike and peddle your way around paradise, take a bus tour, enjoy the museums and galleries, see how many quokkas you can spot, or simply relax on the beach. Rottnest Island is a little slice of heaven in the Indian Ocean. 

Ferry operators: 
Rottnest Express: Departs from Fremantle and Perth City 
Rottnest Fast Ferries: Departs from Hillary’s Ferry Terminal 
SeaLink Rottnest Island: Departs from B Shed Fremantle

Where to Stay?

Alex Hotel

If you’re looking to spend the night in Western Australia’s capital before picking up your Perth campervan hire, then the boutique Alex Hotel is the place to go. Located in the heart of the city, this is perfect spot to stay before heading out on your Western Australia road trip. Cosy rooms with a range of sleeping options (solo stays, bunks, Queen and King beds), there are accommodation options for every kind of traveller. Make use of the hotel’s free WiFi, enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the morning, and borrow one of their bicycles to take a ride along the beautiful Swan River. Even if you’re not staying the night, pull up to enjoy a delicious meal and drink at the Shadow Wine Bar & Dining Room. 

Where: 50 James Street, Perth, Western Australia, 6000, Australia
Phone: +61 8 6430 4000

Hougoumont Hotel

Unique and boutique: the Hougoumont Hotel in Fremantle is creatively crafted from sea containers and truly one of a kind.

No matter what room you stay in, you’ll be treating yourself to incredible comforts and luxuries. As well as high-quality complimentary hotel amenities, enjoy the option of personalising your mini bar before you arrive, and choosing your preferred pillow style for ultimate comfort. Within walking distance of many of Fremantle’s hot spots - the Maritime Museum, Fremantle Markets and Esplanade Park, to name a few - it’s the perfect spot to relax before heading to Perth to pick up your campervan hire. Alternatively, make a stop at Hougoumont Hotel for an extravagant mini-getaway at the end of your Western Australia road tripping holiday.

Where: 15 Bannister Street, Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160, Australia
Phone: +61 08 6160 6800

Where to Eat & Drink

Indiana Cottesloe Beach

Dine in style overlooking pristine white-sand beaches and the stunning Indian Ocean when you book a table at the beautiful Indiana Cottesloe Beach. What started in the early 1900s as a beachside tea house turned into one of the most iconic landmarks and dining experiences in West Australia - and the building is no less than spectacular. Inside, the Indiana restaurant menu is simple but scrumptious, focusing on fresh ingredients that speak for themselves. Order one of these great dishes, or try one of the shared plates. The food menu is accompanied by a superb wine, beer and cocktails list. While you can pull up in your Perth campervan hire in your casual wear at lunchtime, after 5:30 pm it’s neat and tidy attire to dine away the evening. 

Where: 99 Marine Parade, Cottesloe, Western Australia, 6011, Australia
Hours: Open 7 days, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Wild Goose

Lofty wooden ceilings greet you as you step through the doors of the Wild Goose restaurant, giving that wonderful first impression of a rustic cabin in the woods. That warm, inviting hospitality extends to the a la carte menu, which includes dishes such as the Hungarian Sticky Spicy Lamb Ribs, Thai Green Fish Curry, and popular Wild Goose Burger. Enjoy your meal with one of the fabulous wines, beers, ciders, or cocktails from the drinks menu, and you have yourself a delicious evening out. If you’re stopping by in your Perth campervan hire during the weekend, the Sunday breakfast menu is not only hearty and delicious but is the ideal fuel to keep you going on your Western Australia road trip.

Where: 2927 Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup, Western Australia, 6083, Australia

Sandalford Wines

Deep in the vineyards of Western Australia lies the oldest winery in the region: Sandalford Wines. Not only does Sandalford Wines boast 175 plus years of winemaking experience, but they are also award-winning and recognised as top quality winemakers in over 40 countries. You don’t have to go far in your Perth campervan hire to sample the goods. In just half an hour drive from the city, you’ll be wining and dining in the beautiful restaurant, enjoying a taste of the chardonnay, shiraz and cabernet merlot (to name a few) at the Cellar Door, and casting your eyes over the beautiful vines. Be sure to select a designated driver if you plan to indulge! 

Where: 3210 West Swan Road, Caversham Western Australia, 6055, Australia
Hours: Open 7 days from 10:00am to 5:00pm