Darwin, Northen Territory

Darwin Airport Car Rental, Northern Territory

Darwin is a laid-back tropical city at the top of the Northern Territory, Australia. Driving around the city in a car rental gives you freedom and lets you see all of the city at a leisurely pace. So explore the city and its surrounding areas in a Darwin hire car that you can reserve online and can be picked up right at Darwin Airport airport car rental. There is a great choice of car rentals and 4WD vehicles you can book online.

Darwin City by Car Hire

Dive into Darwin’s local history by joining an Aboriginal tour to know more about the Larrakia culture.  The­ East Point Military Museum and Museum and Art Gallery of the North Territory showcase aboriginal art and military memorabilia from World War II. Visit the wharf precinct where Japanese bombs fell during the war and the World War II oil tunnels to get the feel of what Darwin was like then.

Darwin has amazing views of the sunset so drive your Darwin car rental over to the Marinas for fish and chips as you watch the crimson sunset. You can also swim in the lagoon, fish from the wharf, and go walking, cycling or jogging around the waterfront. End your day at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, open from May to October, for a laidback evening of beers and fire-jugglers. These markets offer exotic natural flavours like Aboriginal, Thai, Indonesian and Chinese.

A short drive from Darwin’s central business district is George Brown Botanic Gardens­ with an abundance of palms, orchids and bromeliads. Take your hire car and drive 100-km south of Darwin to Litchfield National Park or travel across Marrakai Plains in your Darwin car rental into Kakadu, a World Heritage Site and Australia’s largest national park covering 20,000 square kilometres of rich in flora and fauna as well as majestic Jim Jim and Twin Falls.

Red Centre Road trip from Darwin by Hire Car

The distance from Darwin to Alice Springs in the Red Centre is a long one, but there are many great stops along the way. One such stop over is Pine Creek town, where you can explore and discover why the town is often called ‘Gold Town’. Then, drive by hire car to Katherine. Here, you can explore the caves, falls and the famous Katherine Gorge. Then, you are off to Mataranka for a much needed rest at the Thermal Pool. Visit the oldest pub in the North Territory at Daly Waters Pub or explore the Qantas hangar at the town of Daly Waters.

Drive as long as you want and visit as many towns as you can with your Darwin car rental, but when you get tired, there is a good range of accommodation for you in Tennant Creek. From Tennant Creek you can drive south to Alice Springs. On the way stop and explore the Devil’s Marbles and the giant rounded granite boulders. Whilst in Alice Springs drive out to Uluru or Ayers Rock in your Darwin Airport car rental, a quintessential Australian landmark of Aboriginal significance and see the rock as it changes colours throughout the day, especially at sunset and sunrise.