From city life to small bars in urban villages, from beautiful sandy beaches to the historic town of Fremantle, Perth is the beautiful and thriving city of Western Australia.
It is said to be laid-back, great weather, stunning beaches and an easy-going character. We’d have to agree!
If you are planning on hiring a campervan or motorhome from one of the Perth depots, then you might find this depot location blog useful. Not only have we put together comprehensive information on the best ways to get to the depot, we’ve also provided a few examples of places where you can go and grab some groceries suitable for a large vehicle, and even a few suggestions on where you could stay.
Perth Motorhome Depot Locations
If you’ve just arrived in Perth and are planning on picking up your motorhome, you might want to consider the best way to get to the depot.
Probably the easiest and most direct way to get to pick up your motorhome is to organise a taxi.
None of the hire companies provide transfers to or from the airport and as the depots are pretty close to the airport, we’d suggest the taxi is the best option. There is no need to pre-book a taxi, there are always a number of taxi’s waiting or a short wait, on arrival of all flights. For returning to the airport from the depot, the depot staff will happily call a taxi for your when you’re ready.
Apollo / Cheapa / Hippie and Star RV depots are located at 65 Worrell Ave, High Wycombe, WA, 6057
Distance (Approx.) from airport 4.7km / City 17km
Taxi Fare Approx. Airport $25 (AUD) / City $35 (AUD)
Maui / Britz / Mighty depots are located at 471 Great Eastern Hwy, Redcliffe, WA, 6104
Distance (Approx.) from airport 2.7km Domestic and 1.1km International / City 11km
Taxi Fare (Approx.) Airport $25 (AUD) / City $35 (AUD)
If you plan on stocking up on groceries before you hit the road, we have a couple of suggestions of supermarkets with parking suitable for motorhomes.
Apollo / Cheapa / Hippie and Star RV – 1.2km trip to SUPA IGA, 37 Newburn Rd, High Wycombe
Maui / Britz – 3.2km trip to SUPA IGA 40 Belvidere Street, Cnr Keymer Street, Belmont
If you’d like to visit a Coles, that also has a butcher, chemist and bottle store in the village, then pop along to Coles Bassendean, which is on the corner of Guilford and West Roads, Bassendean. Great parking here too!
We don’t have any affiliations with hotels, motels or campgrounds in and around Perth, but we have provided a couple of names of accommodation you could check out for your ease of reference. We do recommend looking at group or last minute sites (don’t have to be last minute) to find the best deal for a city hotel, or one closer to the airport.
Airport Apartments – 100 Coolgardie Ave, Redcliffe, Perth (2.3km from Airport) T. (08) 9468 7810
International on the Water Hotel – 1 Epsom Ave, Ascot, Perth (3.6km from airport) T. (08) 9429 8088
Assured Ascot Quays Apartment Hotel – 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot, Perth (4.5km from airport) T. (08) 9479 0000
These are closer to the Maui/Britz and Mighty depots:
Bel Eyre Motel – 285 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont, Phone: T (08) 9277 8999
Best Western Plus Ascot Serviced Apartments – 308-318 Great Eastern Highway T (08) 9478 7700
Campgrounds around Perth
There are two Big4 campgrounds here in Perth, so if you didn’t want to travel too far on your first day then these might be an excellent option for you.
- BIG 4 – Perth Holiday Park, 91 Benarra Road, Caversham 6055. Phone: (08) 9279 6700. Fax: (08) 9377 4599 big4.com.au/caravan-parks/wa/perth
- BIG 4 – Perth International Tourist Park, 186 Hale Road, Forrestfield 6058. Phone: (08) 9453 6677. Fax: (08) 9359 1787 big4.com.au/caravan-parks/wa/perth
- Fremantle Caravan Park & Accommodation Village – 25 Cockburn Road South Fremantle. T. (08) 9430 4866 http://www.fremantlevillage.com.au/
Driving around Perth
Driving around Perth is fairly straight forward. Avoid peak times in the morning and late afternoon and you’ll only be contending with regular local traffic around the city.
Regardless of the depot you collect the motorhome from, the main routes out of Perth are:
- Kwinana/Mitchell Freeway (Route 2) which takes North or South out of the city and will meet up with the coastal roads
- There are many roads you can pick up going East out of Perth, so it’ll depend on where it is you want to go, but the main 4 easterly routes out of the city are:
- Albany highway (Route 30)
- Brookton Highway (Route 40)
- Great Eastern Highway (Route 94)
- Toodyay Road (Route 50)
If you are planning a stopover in Perth before you set off on your travels, we have created a Top 5 Perth City Highlights document you can download for FREE here and you can read our blog here.
If you haven’t yet organised your motorhome hire or are unsure on what vehicle options are best suited to your travel needs, get in touch with us and we will happily work with you to find you the best motorhome solution for your travels!
If you’ve already got your motorhome booked check out our Travel Routes. We have lots of useful travel tips and free downloadable information sheets to read on 12 of the most amazing routes around Australia.