Hi...Will be visiting Perth in late Oct/early Nov for 9 days.. just the 3 of us adults (myself, mum & aunt)..and i'm thinking of renting a car.. i've already got an accommodation somewhere in Subiaco, which i believe is somewhat a centralised location to the places i intend to go.. so here's my itinerary
Day 1 (Thurs) - i'll be arriving at 1620hrs by flight, so we'll probably just head to our apartment
Day 2 (Fri) - a day in King's Park, Botanic Gardens and CBD
Day 3 (Sat) - Freo (visit the museums and the weekend market)
Day 4 (Sun) - probably visit Rottnest Island
Day 5 (Mon) - Cottletoe Beach (or any beach recommended to go?)
Day 6 (Tues) - Drive up to Pinnacle & back (probably make pit stops along the way as well)
Day 7 (Wed) - Caversham Wildlife Park (read reviews that it's good, so probably will spend the whole day there?)
Day 8 (Thurs) - Swan Valley (Chocolate & Nougat Factory, etc)
Day 9 (Fri) - Pack up & head home
Is there any other interesting places to visit or activities to do? I would throw in a skydive or something, but my mum will kill me if i do =X..hence the mellow itinerary.. so any suggestions for activities that are not too extreme for them are most welcome ...
I'll be the only driver, so we'll probably spend the day in each location...will it be worth it to even rent a car in the first place? The only longest drive would be up to Pinnacle, which i've read is about 3 hours each way from Perth...though its best viewed at dawn or dusk, we'll just head up early in the morning and visit during the day, so that we can drive back to Perth hopefully before dusk. Good idea? Or would it be better to skip pinnacle and head down to Margaret River?
Swan Valley & Caversham is pretty close to each other, so should i combine the 2 places together in a day?
And better to rent a car from the airport or Bayswater car rental (which i read is highly recommended, though not available at the airport)?
What do you think? Any suggestions/advice are welcome. thanks!