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Darwin is the northernmost capital city in Australia and is in the Northern Territory. You are not limited in your options when hiring a car, as all the major car hire agencies are represented: Hertz, Budget, Avis, Thrifty and Europcar.

Special Conditions in Darwin

One thing to consider in advance is that due to the road conditions and vastness of the Northern Territory, some car hire services only allow you to do a certain number of kilometres for free, with the customer having to pay extra for additional kilometres beyond the capped amount. There may also be restrictions regarding restricted roads, which you may be prohibited from using in your rental car. So, decide where you are going, how far you are going and the road conditions before making a booking for a hire car.

Get a Car to Get Around

With all of its vast landscapes and many roads, Darwin is definitely somewhere you would want a hire car for when visiting. There is not much in the way of public transport or taxis, you’re going to need a car most of the time to get around.

Get Out and About

You could take your rental car out to Kakadu National Park, Australia’s biggest national park. Or you could venture out to Katherine, to see where the desert meets the tropics, with its unique and interesting ecosystems. There is also Litchfield National Park, with its waterfalls, termite mounds and wildlife. You can reach Litchfield National Park in your hire car by driving 1 and a half hours out of Darwin. And if you have the time, you might want to visit the Tiwi Islands, you need to make advance plans though, because you must visit on an organised tour.