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Start Your Road Trip with a Reliable Campervan Hire in Darwin

Darwin campervan

COVID-19 has sure made us stop in our tracks and reconsider our perception of holidays and travel. Now is a great time to book a campervan or motorhome in Darwin and explore all that the Top End has to offer. Lock in a great rate for 2022 and with a dedicated customer care team waiting to assist, you will be able to find a campervan that suits your needs for your next road trip.

Darwin has a tropical climate, with distinctive wet and dry seasons. The city is home to an astounding amount of flora and fauna that are waiting to be explored. Whether you feel like shopping at the beachfront markets, seeing the magnetic termite mounds at Litchfield National Park, or catching a glimpse of saltwater crocodiles, a campervan can take you where you would like to go and any time you want.

Recommended Holiday Parks and Campgrounds in Darwin

Aurora Shady Glen Tourist Park is located at 11 Farrell Crescent Winnellie, Darwin. It’s just 10 minutes away from central Darwin and is also in close proximity to a number of tourist attractions as well as the area's domestic and international airports. Its accommodations include powered and unpowered sites, budget rooms and luxury studio, 1 bedroom cabins and 2 bedroom villas.

Darwin FreeSpirit Resort can be found at 901 Stuart Highway, Palmerston. It is a relaxing tropical resort that offers spacious camping and caravan sites with plenty of shade. Among its many facilities are three swimming pools, a giant jumping pillow, Internet kiosk, Big Screen TV, WiFi at its terrace area and so much more.

Hidden Valley Tourist Park is situated at 25 Hidden Valley Road, Berrimah, Darwin. It is a short 10-minute drive from the CBD and is hidden in a natural, tropical paradise setting. Its park facilities include a resort-style swimming pool with sun lounges, shaded picnic areas, cafe, Internet kiosks, barbecue facilities, camp kitchen, covered community area, and public telephones.

FAQs About Hiring a Campervan in Darwin

How early should I book my Darwin motorhome rental before travelling?

Ideally you should book at least a month before your travel so that you can secure your preferred campervan model. This is especially important when planning to travel at around June to August as they tend to sell out fast during this period.

How old do you have to be to rent a campervan in Darwin?

You need to be at least 21 to be able to hire a campervan in Darwin, but there are a few rental companies that allow 18-year-old drivers.

What type of licence do you need to drive a campervan rental in Darwin?

In order to drive a campervan or motorhome, you must hold a valid driver licence. If your licence is not in English, you also need to provide an International Driving Permit.

Can you park your campervan hire anywhere in Darwin?

No. There are designated areas where you can park your campervan or motorhome rental. It is also important to consider the height and width restrictions in car parks as well.

Where can you park your campervan rental in Darwin?

There are several campgrounds in Darwin where you can park your motorhome or campervan hire but the most popular ones include Litchfield National Park and Mary River National Park.

Top Attractions in Darwin

Adelaide River Queen Cruises or the Jumping Croc Cruises offer the opportunity to explore the Adelaide River and the wildlife it homes, especially the amazing saltwater crocodiles, onboard their secured vessels such as the Adelaide River Queen II, Kakadu Spirit, and Pathfinder. The cruises operate from the 1st of April up until the 31st of October every year.

Aquascene Fish Feeding Sanctuary NT can be found at 28 Doctors Gully Road, Darwin. It is a wonderful place that offers people of all ages (especially fish lovers) a relaxing and enjoyable experience. It is here that visitors can see a wide variety of fish like catfish, bream, batfish, and mullet and get to feed them.

Litchfield National Park sits100 kilometres southwest of Darwin, attracting over 200 000 visitors each year. Its highlights include its abundant flora and fauna, its collection of beautiful waterfalls (especially Florence Falls), swimming holes (free of crocodiles), magnetic termite mounds, The Lost City, preserved Bamboo Creek Tin Mine, hiking tracks and camping grounds.

Mindil Beach Sunset Market is a famous beach market in a tropical setting within Darwin, offering more than 1,200 of food options from around the world, jewellery and interesting handmade crafts such as indigenous art and crocodile items. The market has a wide range of live entertainment such as acrobatics, cultural dances, fire shows, live bands, and street performers.

Skydiving is another experience visitors can have in Darwin. The activity is quite expensive, but a lot of fun! Those who participate have their jump video recorded so they can relive the moment. There are two prime companies that offer skydiving services, namely the Skydive Territory and Top-End Tandems.