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Start your road trip with a reliable campervan hire in Darwin

Darwin campervan

There is no better time than now to book a campervan or motorhome holiday in Darwin and explore all that the Top End has to offer. Lock in a great rate for 2023 and with a dedicated customer care team waiting to assist, you will be able to find the perfect campervan for your next road trip.

Darwin has a tropical climate, with distinctive wet and dry seasons and you might find yourself surprised at just how much the city has to offer. 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 at any time you want.

Recommended holiday parks and campgrounds in Darwin

Discovery Parks Darwin 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 domestic and international airports. Accommodation includes powered and unpowered sites, budget rooms and luxury studio, one-bedroom cabins and two-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.

Big4 Hidden Valley Holiday Park is situated at 25 Hidden Valley Road, Berrimah, Darwin. It is a short 10-minute drive from the CBD and is located in a natural, tropical 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 your campervan at least a month before your holiday 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, the most popular ones include Litchfield National Park and Mary River National Park.

When should I book my campervan for Darwin?

On average, our customers book 75+ days before they intend to collect their Darwin campervan.

What Darwin campervan provider is the most popular to book with?

Since November 2022, most of our customers have collected a campervan from Lets Go Motorhomes in Darwin.

What is the most popular one-way rental routes to drive a campervan from Darwin?

The most popular one-way rental routes for our customers is to book a campervan to collect in Darwin and drop off in Alice Spring.

How long do most people hire a campervan for in Darwin?

On average our customers hire a campervan for 10 days from Darwin.

What type of campervan should I look to hire in Darwin?

Most of our customers tend to look at campervans with 2 Berths (including a toilet and shower) or 6 Berth vehicles for Darwin.

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.