Exploring Perth in 7 Days by Campervan

The perfect vehicle for a road trip in Australia is a campervan, for many different reasons.

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Campervan rental in Perth offers you the chance to travel at your own pace, with your home comforts, such as comfortable beds and fully equipped kitchens, always being with you. Perth is the fourth most populous city in Australia and is home to an incredible amount of stunning locations that would be wasted if you were routed to one stationary type of accommodation.

Campervan rental in Perth provides a cost-effective and convenient way to explore Western Australia’s capital, however there is literally so much to do and see here that it can be tough to know where to begin.

Perth is the location of many world-class wineries, spectacular forests and a simply stunning coastline, which offer an unrivalled view of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. Abundant sunshine and mild weather make campervan rental one of the most relaxing and enjoyable experiences you could have.

The 7 day plan – See the best spots in Perth by campervan

Follow our guide over 7 days of your trip to immerse yourself in the diversity of the country’s southwest corner. Along the way you will be mesmerised by a vast range of wildlife and aquatic life, discover incomparable beaches and experience the most wonderful and historical parts of Western Australia.

Journey begins: Perth

Journey ends: Perth

Distance: 1102 km approx.

Duration: Recommended 7 days

Day 1 – Perth & Fremantle

Fremantle Pier

Fremantle is a city rich with history and alive with modern culture. It’s a lively port city, which sits where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean, just 30 minutes southwest of Perth. It has something to offer tourists of all ages, nationalities and with all wants and desires. Fremantle locals love a celebration and so there’s sure to be some kind of festival, exhibition or fantastic music in store for you. It’s the celebratory community spirit that provides a wonderfully laid back atmosphere in this beautiful coastal city. Once the sun sets, there’s a lively and vibrant nightlife, which includes clubs, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, dancing venues and late night markets.

Day 2 – Perth to Margaret River

Margaret River

Located approximately 2 ½ hours from Perth, this is one of the most bio diverse areas in the world. A stunning backdrop of forest and ocean surrounds the awesome surf, world-class wineries, pristine beaches and beautiful nature trails. You can go whale watching, explore ancient caves and see first-hand some of the rarest and most exotic plant species along the way – 80% of which aren’t found anywhere else in the world.

Day 3 – Rest Day

Day 4 – Pemberton

Nestled in a breath-takingvalley, which is surrounded by Gloucester National Park and spectacular Karri Forests, is the township of Pemberton. Clear crystal streams that are ideal for swimming, fishing or canoeing are also in close proximity to an abundance of restaurants, wineries and cafes where fresh, homegrown gourmet food can be enjoyed.

Day 5 – Rest Day

Day 6 – Albany

Albany

Albany is dubbed the Heart of the Great Southern and this isn’t without reason. It’s home to the very first European settlement and so has an incredible maritime history which is displayed in local museums, monuments and galleries. It’s the oldest town on the Western coast where shopping, dining, sightseeing and relaxing can all be enjoyed. There’s a fantastic opportunity to partake in dolphin and whale spotting from the coastal cliffs and you’re just 409 km from Perth – making the return trip for day 7 easy going.

Day 7 – Return.

So there you have it! You don’t have to follow our plan to the letter but it’s a great place to start. With campervan rental in Perth you can go anywhere you choose!

Author: Louise Fitchard

Louise is Agenda’s resident fashion & lifestyle expert. She also covers topics relating to entertainment & travel. Out of work, you can find Louise at the cinema, reading romantic novels or buying (another) pair of heels for her next trip abroad.

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