One of the best activities you can do in Perth is to take self-drive tours all around the city. Not only will it be a great way to explore Perth, it’s also simple enough to contact a Perth airport car rental company and research a route before you even fly to Perth.
Here are three road trip routes you can start with, as suggested by Aries Car Rental.
The Swan Valley Wine and Food Trail – Imagine driving through 32 kilometres of breathtaking natural sights filled with more than 150 tourist attractions all in one loop. Visit distilleries, breweries, wineries, farms, factories, parks, local restaurants, cafes, galleries, markets, food and art stalls. Sample as much of the local drinks and cuisine as you can while driving around, especially the wines. Just don’t drink too much while you’re driving.
Perth City Highlights Drive – From the Perth airport, you can choose to drive the city via scenic route through King’s Park then stop at the Federation Tree Top Walkway for a view of the gardens, and maybe get a cup of coffee at a nearby cafe. Continue on to the Perth Convention Centre then follow the south freeway to a possible river ride at the Swan Bells. Drive across the Narrows Bridge then turn left at Mill Point Road just to view the sights. Go through Mill Point Road, left at Causeway Bridge and head straight for the Crown Complex. Don’t forget to enjoy the sights as all points of this drive offer such wonderful views.
Sunset Coast Drive – Take your airport hired car and start at Cottesloe Beach and enjoy a seaside cafe and a dip, then travel to the City Beach via the West Coast Highway. Park your car atop Reabold Hill for a breathtaking view of Perth City from there. Drive on north to Scarborough Beach then head on to Hillarys Boat harbour along Sunset Coast. Visit AQWA and explore the boardwalk then head on to Mindarie Marina, the biggest man-made marina in Australia.
There are more Perth road tours you can drive through. Just make sure you get a reliable car from a trustworthy rental car company in Perth. It will be easier to enjoy the ride if you know your ride can be counted on.