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One of the most scenic cities Down Under, Darwin overlooks a harbour and is relatively unspoilt – thanks to a population of just 140,000. You can’t get much further north and the region is exposed to a tropical climate, with a wet and dry season. So make sure you’re not driving your car rental during cyclone activity! No matter what time of year you land in Darwin, it’s likely to be quite warm – so that last thing you want to worry about is getting hotter under the collar when collecting your hire vehicle. Let us make it easy, with up-to-the minute deals and bargains… just enter your details and search away. 

What can we do for you?  

Put simply, we offer a comprehensive service across all car rental brands, while prioritising the cheapest option. We are a dedicated airport car rental website, so when you land at Darwin International Airport (DRW) everything is already put in place for you to drive off immediately and begin your trip. We have no affiliation with any particular company, so you can pick depending on price, size or fleet. Or maybe you will opt for one of the special deals on our home page.

Quick and easy from the airport

After travelling on an aeroplane, most passengers are desperate to collect their baggage and get going. When you book your Darwin Airport vehicle with us, our simple icon guide tells you whether you can collect at the airport itself or, in some cases, need to take a shuttle. At Darwin Airport all the major firms have counters within the terminals and you can just arrive and collect. The likes of Thrifty, Avis, Europcar and Hertz are on the same road, Henry Wrigley Drive. You will also notice we sometimes offer online Free Double Upgrades and inform you about the ‘Cheapest on Airport’ and ‘Hot Sellers’.

Darwin Airport operates 24 hours a day and has both an international and domestic terminal. It is located around 15-20 minutes from the CBD and is easy to negotiate route-wise, with only a couple of roads exiting the complex. A number of major airlines operate there, including Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Blue and Tiger Aireways.   

A site for your eyes

Focused solely on airport car rental, we pride ourselves on never missing a trick – or a bargain. On the home page, we regularly update our top special Darwin offers. These will range from free days of rental, Double Qantas bonus points, vehicle upgrades and Frequent Flyer points. You can also filter your search – if you’re looking for Compact, Economy or Medium size, those options are available. Or perhaps you’re on a family adventure and require a People Carrier, Station Wagon or even Mini Bus. You can also filter by fleet, transmission and numbers travelling.

Once you’ve seen the selection of Nissans, Hyundais, Toyotas, Holdens, etc, let us guide you through the car specifications. From air-conditioning to vehicle age, we have left no stone unturned. And while the online rental industry is fierce, our customer service puts us ahead of the rest. For 24 hours on weekdays and 12 hours a day on weekends, our team is ready to help you with any issues. We also offer free cancellations and amendments on most vehicles. 

Inside knowledge on Darwin

This is a city made up of wards and suburbs, which is enjoying a huge redevelopment of its CBD. Driving around the inner city is more relaxed than the busier Australian regions of Sydney and Melbourne, but here are some handy tips anyway:
  • Due to the untouched nature of your environment, take extra care while driving. Darwin is a completely unique landscape.
  • Water is an essential component of any journey. It will be hot - not just for you, but also your engine.
  • When driving away from Darwin, the road conditions can vary. Adjust your speed, especially on unsealed and gravel roads. Dust and debris can impede visibility.
  • Cattle and animals are commonplace in the Northern Territory, so take care.
  • Plan ahead, with maps and a GPS if possible.

Road trips in the Northern Territory

You will probably be keen to see one of the most stunning regions of Australia – the Northern Territory. There are numerous routes you can take, with the journey from Darwin to Broome considered a unique voyage into the wilderness! It’s a trip into the history of a nation, with Kakadu National Park a particular favourite. The outback is an assortment of gorgeous skies and wide open spaces – take in the Simson Desert and West MacDonnell Ranges. But always check that your vehicle is safe for your itinerary. Some destinations are only suitable for the 4WD option. Preparation is everything.

Ready, steady, drive

Darwin is a totally unique car rental destination – and it’s a trip you certainly won’t forget. Let or specialist site take care of your vehicle, so you can focus on the most important thing – a holiday like no other. 

“Great service, great price, great value for money”  
G. Loechel, Australia
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Darwin Airport Information

The following information is sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_International_Airport):

Darwin International Airport (IATA code DRW) is the busiest airport serving the Northern Territory and the tenth busiest airport in Australia. It is the only airport serving Darwin. The Airport is located in Darwin, Northern Territory's northern suburbs, 13 kilometres from the Darwin city centre, in the suburb of Marrara. It shares runways with the Royal Australian Air Force's RAAF Base Darwin.

Darwin Airport has an international terminal, a domestic terminal and a cargo terminal. Both of the passenger terminals have a number of shops and cafeterias. In 1919, when the England to Australia air race was announced, Darwin Airport was established in the suburb of Parap to act as the Australian Terminal. It operated as two airports, a civilian airport and a military field.

The airport serves over 56,000 flights a ... expand
nd 1,813,000 passengers per year.

Airlines using Darwin Airport include:

  • Australian air Express
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Qantas
  • Skytraders
  • Tasair
  • Tiger Airways Australia
  • Virgin Blue

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