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Old 13-10-2015, 07:39 AM   #106
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I'll be spending 5 days 4 night in Perth (arriving at 6pm on the first day). Should I rent the car from Day 1 or should I explore the city first using public before renting the car?
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Old 13-10-2015, 10:22 AM   #107
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I'll be spending 5 days 4 night in Perth (arriving at 6pm on the first day). Should I rent the car from Day 1 or should I explore the city first using public before renting the car?
You don't generally need a car to move around in Perth city itself. It is well served by the free CAT bus. Furthermore parking is expensive as well.

Most visitors to Perth will be exploring beyond the city/cbd (Swan Valley,MR,etc) that's when a car is recommended.
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Old 13-10-2015, 10:30 AM   #108
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You don't generally need a car to move around in Perth city itself. It is well served by the free CAT bus. Furthermore parking is expensive as well.

Most visitors to Perth will be exploring beyond the city/cbd (Swan Valley,MR,etc) that's when a car is recommended.

Yes xoolix, listen to derwang advice. You only need car if ypu are driving out of Perth city. Even Fremental, is easy to hop on the train.
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Old 18-10-2015, 10:30 PM   #109
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Hmm, here's my plan:

Day 1: arrive at 630pm. Take a cab to perth city, stay somewhere near bayswater rental area. Dinner and explore the city a bit (any suggestion of good night places?)

Day 2: Explore city, kings park, train to fremantle, explore fremantle, train to cottesloe beach, catch sunset.

Day 3: Rent car from bayswater, drive to MR. Explore MR

Day 4: Explore MR.

Day 5: Drive back to perth city. Return car. Lunch, explore a bit. Go airport at 5pm.

Is it okay?
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Old 19-10-2015, 11:07 AM   #110
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Hmm, here's my plan:

Day 1: arrive at 630pm. Take a cab to perth city, stay somewhere near bayswater rental area. Dinner and explore the city a bit (any suggestion of good night places?)

Day 2: Explore city, kings park, train to fremantle, explore fremantle, train to cottesloe beach, catch sunset.

Day 3: Rent car from bayswater, drive to MR. Explore MR

Day 4: Explore MR.

Day 5: Drive back to perth city. Return car. Lunch, explore a bit. Go airport at 5pm.

Is it okay?
Instead of exploring King's park or Cottesloe, I would go Fremantle's weekend market and take a ferry to Rottnest island for some cycling, beautiful scenery and to see the quokkas. There is a ferry to Rottnest from Freo. I personally prefer taking the ferry from Hillary's Boat Harbour because of free parking but it's quite out of the way if you don't drive.
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Old 19-10-2015, 10:29 PM   #111
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But I heard the ferry ticket price there is not worth the trip?
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Old 20-10-2015, 10:12 AM   #112
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But I heard the ferry ticket price there is not worth the trip?
The ferry ticket isn't cheap (~$80 barring any discounts) but if you have never been to Rottnest, you should go. The place is beautiful and if you like to cycle, you can explore the island in 1 day. You can even stay at one of the 2 accommodations on the island. Of course the main attraction of the island are the Quokkas (which can only be found on Rottnest). So unless you are not an outdoor person (in which case Perth wouldn't be suitable anyway) or dislike furry animals, then I don't see why you wouldn't like Rottnest.

I have attached a few pics of Rottnest for your reference.




ps: There's an outlet of Simmo's on Rottnest as well
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Old 20-10-2015, 08:52 PM   #113
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Picked up a corolla hatch from hertz today. $538 for 11 days with child seat no gps.

Did not take hertz's insurance as it is like $300...

The car is pretty new, 4700km done only. It's newer than my car in singapore.
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Old 21-10-2015, 02:18 PM   #114
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Picked up a corolla hatch from hertz today. $538 for 11 days with child seat no gps.

Did not take hertz's insurance as it is like $300...

The car is pretty new, 4700km done only. It's newer than my car in singapore.
That's not very cheap. I rented my car for 10 days in Aug from Nobirds. ~$580 inclusive GPS and insurance that brought down my excess to $50.
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Old 21-10-2015, 03:57 PM   #115
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That's not very cheap. I rented my car for 10 days in Aug from Nobirds. ~$580 inclusive GPS and insurance that brought down my excess to $50.
Haha bo bian my family needs to drive straight off from airport....
Not the best deal around, but it's one that suits my needs
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Old 21-10-2015, 05:54 PM   #116
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Picked up a corolla hatch from hertz today. $538 for 11 days with child seat no gps.

Did not take hertz's insurance as it is like $300...

The car is pretty new, 4700km done only. It's newer than my car in singapore.
Already picked up the car so no need to compare prices anymore!

Enjoy your trip!
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Old 21-10-2015, 05:55 PM   #117
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Hmm, here's my plan:

Day 1: arrive at 630pm. Take a cab to perth city, stay somewhere near bayswater rental area. Dinner and explore the city a bit (any suggestion of good night places?)

Day 2: Explore city, kings park, train to fremantle, explore fremantle, train to cottesloe beach, catch sunset.

Day 3: Rent car from bayswater, drive to MR. Explore MR

Day 4: Explore MR.

Day 5: Drive back to perth city. Return car. Lunch, explore a bit. Go airport at 5pm.

Is it okay?
If you are sure on renting from Baywaters, I would suggest you rent it from Day 2 onwards and start your road trip from there.

Taxi fare from Perth city is about AUD$25-$35 (depending on traffic).
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Old 13-07-2016, 12:24 PM   #118
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Any good car rental to recommend? ard 10 days
unlimited millage, zero excess will be good
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Old 18-07-2016, 10:49 AM   #119
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Any good car rental to recommend? ard 10 days
unlimited millage, zero excess will be good
Try this company, but with limited car choices.

https://www.bayswatercarrental.com.au/perth/car-hire

Highly recommended by their Locals, based on TA forum but 1 negative issue is that there is a 'sticker' with the company's logo on the exterior of their vehicles. Hence people will know that this is a rented vehicle.

Also, you may consider to purchase Travel Insurance which is able to provide
Excess protection. This is what I did whenever I rented a vehicle in Aus.
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Old 18-07-2016, 10:59 AM   #120
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Try this company, but with limited car choices.

https://www.bayswatercarrental.com.au/perth/car-hire

Highly recommended by their Locals, based on TA forum but 1 negative issue is that there is a 'sticker' with the company's logo on the exterior of their vehicles. Hence people will know that this is a rented vehicle.

Also, you may consider to purchase Travel Insurance which is able to provide
Excess protection. This is what I did whenever I rented a vehicle in Aus.
Thanks. Sadly they don't provide airport pick up which rather inconvenience.
Looking at Hertz with Nissan X trail for 11 day at around AUD480. 4k excess.
Ya buying local travel insurance to cover the excess is cheaper buying their 0 excess which cost 300 more
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