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11. Posted by balhannahrise (Respected Member 49 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Around Perth was busy, but as for the rest of W.A., it wasn't bad, I imagine would be quiet compared to the UK. Bus services run to major towns, ie Perth to Albany etc and a bus runs to the nearby Yanchep National park which has walking trails.
It's good your thinking of hiring a car, as this will allow you to visit the many wonderful National parks where the walking trails are rewarding. Without a car, many would only be reachable on a tour.
Back packers often buy a car/van and resell it, evidently the hostels have buy and sell notices. Secondhand cars are quite cheap. Just another idea thrown in.

12. Posted by aussirose (Respected Member 145 posts) 2d Star this if you like it!

I would recommend that you use one of the reputable car hire companies like avis or hertz. Take pictures of all the dints and scratches and use your credit card to pay. That way if you dispute a transaction then you can chargeback the merchant through your credit card company.

The travelogues I mention and my map planner show you a 7/9 day itinerary north or south. South is better for different scenery. Some things we saw - wave rock, tin can highway, dog cemetery, the 3rd biggest monolith in Australia (Uluru is the 2nd), the smallest Bank, a nudist sign in the middle of nowhere, magpies on poles, stirling ranges, tons of wildflowers, pretty canola fields, a pink lake, fabulous beaches in Albany, stunning beach in Denmark, wild and windy natural arch, Walpole tree top walk, Pemberton historic train, Pemberton is foodie heaven! taste the marron at Shamrock restaurant, Margaret River fabulous wineries, berry farm, mammoth cave and much more.

13. Posted by aussirose (Respected Member 145 posts) 2d Star this if you like it!

Oh a lake Dumbleyung where the speed record was broken :)

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