Discover the city of Perth, the city of light and friendly people. It is the capital city of the largest state in Australia, Western Australia. Perth is a vibrant and modern city located within the massive area of western Australia with the closest major city 1,300 miles away making it the most isolated major city in the world. Use HAPPYCAR to find the perfect hire car and explore the best of the city or if you desire take a road trip around the state. Upon arriving at the Perth Airport, you can pick up your car and begin a trip of a lifetime. just tell us at HAPPYCAR what you want and we will sort it.
Established as a settlement by the British in 1829, named after the Scottish city of the same name, the settlement was largely used by convicts sent over from Britain. The city’s economy and population grew following the gold and mining rush in the 1890's and after the Second World War, bringing in immigrants from around the world. The weather in Perth is usually dry and hot and the city is known as the 'Sun City' as it is the sunniest city in the world. Although, due to being located on the coast a fresh cooling breeze comes into the city, during winter the city stays around 60 degrees.
Being so isolated from major cities, taking a hire car Perth offers one the best ways to visit some of natural areas, like the beaches, parks and rivers as well as small villages located of the beaten track.
The Swan Bell Tower, rising 82 meters from the ground level, was built as part of a project to commemorate the new millennium. The tower offers views of the sea and the city.
Park your rental car next to Kings Park, over two square miles, it is the largest park located within a city. You can bring some food to grill and enjoy relaxing in the sun or if you wish take a stroll through the park. There are many great places to walk through the park.
Museums and Zoos
The Western Australia Museum was established in 1892 and located at the Gaol building. The museum has exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to Western Australia’s indigenous aboriginal peoples and from collections of animals to specimens of rocks from space.
Take your hire car Perth Zoo and see animals from all over the globe. The zoo offers visitors to get up close and personal with kangaroos.
Many visitors to Perth will make a trip to Swan Valley. The area is popular with tourists as it offer some of the best wine in the country and many of the vineyards are with a small driving distance from the city so take your hire car Perth up to the hills to sample some of the local wine, although not too much!
Take your rental car for a road trip down to the small town of Hyden which is home to a series of natural sites, such as the Wave Rock, measuring about 14 meters high and 110 meters long. The wave's round shape is due to weathering and water erosion undercutting the base and leaving a round overhang over millions of years. As well as the Wave, you can also see Mulkas Cave, which according to folk-lore, the cave was home to an aboriginal man who would kill and eat children, even killing his own mother. He was eventually killed by the local aboriginals. For a greater excursion, you can take the Coast Road east, covering the stunning Great Australian Bight to arrive in Adelaide.
Whatever the itinerary for your trip to Perth is, HAPPYCAR will find you the right car for the job at the right price.