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Old 03-02-2015, 11:07 AM   #46
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Speaking about parking at cbd, anyone have recommendation where to park at cbd?
park at your hotel ?
some hotels car park space very limited ...
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:35 PM   #47
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hotel's car park safest place to park. There are meter parking along the streets. When I was in novotel langley, the parking along the streets are from 8am to 6pm (mon - sat). Sunday free.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:03 PM   #48
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Speaking about parking at cbd, anyone have recommendation where to park at cbd?
Depend on which part of the CBD. Difficult to advice without know which building you are heading to
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:06 PM   #49
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hmmm I see.
If it's a business trip, and there is a fair amount of traveling about, it may be worthwhile to just rent a car from the airport upon arrival, and return it when you depart. Relatively hassle-free.
Certainly beats catching the cab many times. The only issue would be parking within the CBD, which can be quite pricey.
If rent from Airport, rent from Hertz. Usually the cheapest among those at the airport. Lesson learnt, buy the fuel. You can return empty. Their pump price is cheaper than outside.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:10 PM   #50
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Airport doesn't close at night. I believe the buses no longer run at those hours. Where's your accommodation at? If you have already booked a hotel, might as well take a cab. Renting a car is another viable option.
The car rental agencies closes after midnight.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:04 PM   #51
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If rent from Airport, rent from Hertz. Usually the cheapest among those at the airport. Lesson learnt, buy the fuel. You can return empty. Their pump price is cheaper than outside.
Not really. I rented from Hertz in Melbourne and the fuel surcharge was more expensive than the stations.
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hmmm I see.
If it's a business trip, and there is a fair amount of traveling about, it may be worthwhile to just rent a car from the airport upon arrival, and return it when you depart. Relatively hassle-free.
Certainly beats catching the cab many times. The only issue would be parking within the CBD, which can be quite pricey.
well there is meter parking on hay street but seems crowded so better not to rent car.

besides the return trip we can take the bus as our flight is 8am and buses start running at 5am
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Old 23-02-2015, 05:04 PM   #53
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Day 1
Busselton Jetty
Margaret River

Day 2
Greens Pool, Elephant Cove
Albany Wind Farm
Little Beach, Two Peoples' Bay Nature Reserve

Day 3
Stirling Ranges (Planning to drive past this region known for wildflowers + mountains and hills.
After that, head back to Perth (Google tells me it's going to take over 5 hours. It seems like this is the fastest way back to Perth from Albany as well. For those who have been to Albany, did you guys head back via this route as well?)

Day 4
Fremantle
Swan Valley

Day 5
Lancelin Sand Dunes
Thirsty Point Lookout (Cervantes)
Pinnacles

Day 6
Penguin Island
Blue Boat Shed
Hay Street
Swan River

Day 7
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach
(Flying back on Day 8 in the morning)

Went Perth last October. My itinerary as follows :-

Day 1

Busselton Jetty (4 hours from PER airport; with 2 pit stops)
MR

Day 2
Cape Leeuwin
Lake cave

Day 3
Sunflower animal farm (along MR)

Day 4-7
Stayed at Fremantle

Kings park
Fremantle Prison
Fremantle Market
Rockingham
A few beaches here and there along the way

I went for the dolphin, penguin and sea lion option. Spotted a few dolphins but no sea lions. Lots of pelicans though ;p I would skip the theme park/zoo/aquarium.

Booked my accommodations through airBnB and stayz.au.
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Old 23-02-2015, 09:34 PM   #54
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Went Perth last October. My itinerary as follows :-

Day 1

Busselton Jetty (4 hours from PER airport; with 2 pit stops)
MR

Day 2
Cape Leeuwin
Lake cave

Day 3
Sunflower animal farm (along MR)

Day 4-7
Stayed at Fremantle

Kings park
Fremantle Prison
Fremantle Market
Rockingham
A few beaches here and there along the way

I went for the dolphin, penguin and sea lion option. Spotted a few dolphins but no sea lions. Lots of pelicans though ;p I would skip the theme park/zoo/aquarium.

Booked my accommodations through airBnB and stayz.au.
The cave you went on day 2 is at MR cave road? You didnt go swan valley?
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Old 24-02-2015, 10:23 AM   #55
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The cave you went on day 2 is at MR cave road? You didnt go swan valley?
oops, sorry, I went to jewel cave after a guide at the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse mentioned it's prettier. Yup, along caves road in MR. For day 2, we drove down to Augusta/cape Leeuwin and then back up to MR. I didn't have Swan Valley as I've already planned 2 days in MR. But if you have less time on your hands, Swan Valley should be good enough...
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Old 24-02-2015, 11:28 AM   #56
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oops, sorry, I went to jewel cave after a guide at the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse mentioned it's prettier. Yup, along caves road in MR. For day 2, we drove down to Augusta/cape Leeuwin and then back up to MR. I didn't have Swan Valley as I've already planned 2 days in MR. But if you have less time on your hands, Swan Valley should be good enough...

erm I only have around 2h-2.5hours including travelling time
from MR morries anytime cafe to a destination. Between the lighthouse and jewel cave,
which do you think is more worth a visit? thank.
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Old 24-02-2015, 11:52 AM   #57
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erm I only have around 2h-2.5hours including travelling time
from MR morries anytime cafe to a destination. Between the lighthouse and jewel cave,
which do you think is more worth a visit? thank.
Ah, I was at Morries anytime on my 1st day at MR too. Anyway, according to googlemap, both will take half hour or so to reach. I will pick the lighthouse over the cave. If oceans are more of your thing, then go for the lighthouse.
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Old 24-02-2015, 12:38 PM   #58
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Ah, I was at Morries anytime on my 1st day at MR too. Anyway, according to googlemap, both will take half hour or so to reach. I will pick the lighthouse over the cave. If oceans are more of your thing, then go for the lighthouse.

The cafe is quite famous? Hows the food there?
nice? How long you took to tour at jewel cave?
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Old 24-02-2015, 02:03 PM   #59
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The cafe is quite famous? Hows the food there?
nice? How long you took to tour at jewel cave?
I didn't do any research on where to eat. Just happened to drive by and wanted to have dinner there. Only had tapas and coffee there. Nothing to shout about. Jewel cave tour iirc should be an 1hr/1.5hr.
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