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.
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.