Darwin Airport Car Rental, Northern Territory
Planning a trip to the Northern Territory to discover all the natural wonders and ancient history this fascinating place has to offer?
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Darwin is a laid-back tropical city at the top of the Northern Territory, Australia.
Darwin and surrounding attractions
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 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.
Drive 100-km south of Darwin to Litchfield National Park or travel across Marrakai Plains into Kakadu, a World Heritage Site and Australia’s largest national park covering 20,000 square kilometres of rich flora and fauna as well as majestic Jim Jim and Twin Falls.
Red centre road trip from Darwin
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 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, and 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/Ayers Rock, a quintessential Australian landmark of Aboriginal significance and see the rock as it changes colours throughout the day, especially at sunset and sunrise.
If you don’t fancy retracing your steps back to Darwin to drop off your hire car, consider a one way rental that you can hand over in Alice Springs or perhaps even in Adelaide further south.