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Darwin is the largest city in the Northern Territory of Australia and serves as its capital city. It is well known for its tropical climate and wild, rugged scenery. It is serviced by an international airport that provides flights to and from some of the countries of Southeast Asia as well as the major cities in Australia. It also provides local flights to some of the isolated tourist hotspots of the north including Broome, Elcho Island, Karratha, Kununurra and more. It serves as the base of Airnorth, an airline linking major cities and towns with the rural communities of the north. It has multiple car rental companies onsite so compare prices online now to get the deal that’s best suited for your visit to Darwin.

Military History

The Darwin Airport is built on the site of a still operational military airfield that was used extensively in World War 2 by the allies as a strategic post to launch into the Pacific region. It now shares runways with the military base. It was also used during the tragedy of Cyclone Tracy to ferry over 20 000 people out of the city. Up until the seventies it was used as an important stopover for long range flights from the major east coast cities of Australia to Asia and Europe.

The airport is located in the suburb of Marrara, 13 kms north of the main business hub of Darwin. Pick up a rental car at the airport and it’s only a short drive from the main accommodation located in Darwin so compare prices online now and rent a car for your journey. Darwin airport is serviced by 12 car rental companies including major international brands Avis, Europcar, Budget and Thrifty and we have all the up to date information to ensure you get the best deal on your car rental.