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Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is the only capital city that lies on the western coastline. The city is nestled on the Swan River which flows out to the Indian ocean. Perth is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in Australia, and to stars like the late but much loved Heath Ledger. Consequently, it has a strong music and performing arts scene. Other stars like Ilsa Fisher and the band Eskimo Joe have all started their craft in the west.
There are plenty of fun things and events to see and do in Perth to keep you entertained in the summertime. If you love art, the annual Perth International Arts Festival in February should not be missed. See some of the best tennis players in the world battle it out for the ATP Cup in the first week of January as well as a bunch of summer festivals like Fringe World Festival, Brazilian Summer Fest, SummerSalt, and Perth BeerFest.
The speed limit in Perth's city centre is 40km/hr while urban areas are 50km/hr. Take note that distances in Western Australia can be quite long so it is recommended that you have a full tank of fuel before going to remote areas to avoid getting stuck. Day trips are always a popular and enjoyable option for travellers hiring a rental vehicle in Perth. The Perth Hills area is just 30 minutes out of the city. Drive a little further to the waterfalls and rock formations at John Forrest National Park. The Bibbulmun Tracks are another popular destination and start just thirty minutes south of Perth.
Hyundai Accent or similar is the most popular vehicle class in Perth based on recent bookings by customers.
Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are available to rent at Perth Airport.
You need to be at least 21 to hire a car in Perth. Please note that a Young Driver Surcharge will apply for drivers ages 21 to 24.
In most cases, yes. Based on a recent search, a one-day rental in Perth costs A$44 while one-week rental costs A$22 per day.
There are plenty of places to park your rental car in Perth, including multi-storey and open-air car parks, street parking or secure parking that is well-suited for full-day parking.
Perth Cultural Centre is both an area of central Perth and the collective name for the main buildings of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and is definitely worth a visit.
If water is your thing then AQWA makes a great pit stop for all the family (and even the most luxurious rental car can get a bit stuffy after a long day of driving). The AQWA is Western Australia's number one natural attraction. It features Australia's largest aquarium and underwater tunnel, gorgeous living coral reefs, huge sharks, turtles and stingrays and an amazing collection of WA marine animals. It represents some 12 thousand kilometres of the coastline in just a few hundred metres.
Because Western Australia is such a huge state, Perth is a wonderful place to base yourself for your western adventure and a great place to hire a vehicle. Wine Tours of the Margaret River, Snorkelling on Ningaloo Reef, Swan River Cruises from Fremantle and the gold fields of Kalgoorlie are just a sample of the best of the west. And it's all there for you to explore in your carhire.com.au vehicle.
For a great view of the city, explore the lush gardens of Kings Park and you'll be well rewarded. And you can explore the city itself with the free CAT buses then jump into your carhire.com.au vehicle to fully experience the region. The city is heaven for fitness types; take an early morning stroll around the river, where you'll be passed by streams of cyclists, and you can see rowing crews training.
The Wembley Golf Complex is arguably one of Australia's finest public facilities, with 18 hole courses and a magnificent day and night driving range.
Captain Cook Cruises offer a wide range of luscious cruise options from Perth to Fremantle or upstream to the magnificent Swan Valley wine region if you feel like a break from driving.
If you are travelling with children or just a big kid at heart check out Perth's Premier Amusement Park, Adventure World. With roller coasters, slides, and so many other rides it would take a few days to get through all of the fun rides. It has something for those who want to get wet or stay dry.