We are a family of 3 adults and 4 kids aged 6 to 12 years old. We will be travelling to Perth for holidays from 29 Nov (Fri) to 5 Dec 2013. We have booked a 7-seater car from Bayswater which offers two pick-up/drop-off points - one is at the CBD near our hotel and the other is located 3km from the airport at Guildford Road. I have a dilemma here. If we pick up & drop off the car in the CBD, we have to take a taxi from the airport to our hotel/CBD which will cost us extra money. On the other hand, If we pick-up & drop off the car near the airport, we will still need to get a taxi for the 3km journey to pick up the car and drive to the hotel. I'd appreciate any advice on the following:
a) is it easy to get a maxi cab for 7 passengers from and to the airport and how much it will cost for a trip between airport and CBD for a maxi cab?
b) on the departure day, we plan to drop off the kids and an adult at the airport first and my husband and I drive to the the Bayswater office (which is 3km away from the airport) to return the car, and get a normal-size taxi to the airport as we are concerned that it would not be easy to flag a max cab at the suburb. Would it be easy to get a normal-size taxi from the suburb at Guidford Road? and how much would be the taxi fare to airport?
c) we tried to book a car parking bay online at the Wilson parking at King's Complex at Hay Street as this would be much cheaper than the parking at the hotel, but we couldn't do so as the online booking requires the car plate number which we would not know until we pick up the car on arrival. Is there any way of getting around this problem?
Thank you very much for your advice in advance.