14 Larkin Avenue, Eaton NT, Australia
The tropical tip of the Top End, Darwin is Australia’s northern most city and home to a wide assortment of activities, sights and history that will have you occupied for days. While most think of the Northern Territory and picture outback adventures, many highlights can be found right in the heart of the city.
Darwin Branch Information
Darwin does not offer Unlimited Kilometers, bookings at Darwin location offer 250 kilometres per day with a fee of $0.30 per kilometre travelled over the daily limit of 250 kilometres
All locations maintain regular, scheduled cleaning of the workplace for the safety of our staff and customers. A disinfectant spray or appropriate disinfectant solution is used to wipe down counters, and frequently touched surfaces at the location regularly.
All our vehicles go through a rigorous, multi-step cleaning process for each rental, ensuring all areas of the vehicles are cleaned and with extra attention paid to frequented used areas of the vehicle.
Cosy up to a croc in the Cage of Death
A trip to the Top End wouldn’t be complete without getting up close and personal with some impressively sized crocs. Now, you can experience this fear and excitement without having to book expensive, faraway tours.
Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Crocosaurus Cove is ideal for thrill-seekers, families or wildlife buffs looking for a great day out. Here, you’ll come face to face with Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles measuring at over 5 metres long!
The bravest of adventurers will want to take on the Cage of Death. Donning your swim gear, you’ll be lowered into crocodile territory with only a clear cage between you. We promise you haven’t seen these magnificent creatures like this before.
Sheer terror and large teeth not your style? There are plenty of other activities to enjoy that won’t send you into a panic. Watch the crocs being fed by the pros from afar, feed them yourself with the safety of a platform and fishing pole, hold a baby croc with only tiny chompers or view the other animals such as turtles, pythons and dragons.
Enjoy delicious goodness at a sunset market
Market lovers and foodies rejoice, we’ve found the perfect haven for you. As the sun goes down on another gorgeous Darwin day, soak up the sounds, smells and great vibes of the Mindil Beach Sunset Market. Just 2 kilometres from the Darwin city centre, the market is the perfect place to chat about the day’s adventures over a picnic dinner and drinks.
While you’ll come for the spectacular view, you’ll stay for the range of glorious food, live music and over 200 stalls of goodies, including arts and crafts. For those who really want to get the most out of the beachside experience, there are VIP areas up for grabs with front-row sunset seats and an esky to bring all of your favourite beverages.
Explore the pristine botanical gardens
Across the road from Mindil Beach are the George Brown Botanical Gardens. The 42 hectares feature some Top End plants as well as species from around the world, creating a perfect oasis to stroll around for an afternoon.
These gardens have stood the test of time, surviving WWII and Cyclone Tracy, and remain a top spot for tourists and locals alike.
Squeeze in some art and culture
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is a must-have on your itinerary for a solid dose of art, cultural and scientific collections that have a focus on the Top End. Get lost on a journey exploring the many exhibits showcasing the talents of artists and the history of the Northern Territory. Exhibitions change throughout the year, so there is always something amazing to see.
With over 300,000 people visiting the MAGNT each year, there must be something special about it.
Learn more about Darwin’s history
Venture to the Royal Flying Doctors Service Darwin Tourist Facility and learn more about two iconic moments of the Northern Territory’s history. As well as the Flying Doctors service, you’ll learn more about the devastating bombing of Darwin in 1942. Those looking for WWII history can also take a look at the Oil Storage Tunnels designed to protect oil supplies during the war. You can now explore the tunnels, which feature further information and photographs of wartime activity in Darwin.
Before booking those day trips, experience the beauty of Darwin’s city for yourself.
We have rental car locations all over Australia and New Zealand so no matter where you plan to pick up your car rental or drop off your rental car we will be able to accommodate your needs, our locations are all open 7 days a week and with arrangement offer after-hours Rental car pickups and drop-offs.
Driving in Australia is a fantastic way to see this beautiful country. You can go where you want, when you want, at your own pace and with peace of mind. If you have not driven in Australia before it is important that you are familiar with the rules and regulations of our roads, as well as the distances between top tourist locations. The driving distance calculator table will assist to decide where to go, and how long it will take you.
Before you get started on your driving holiday please make sure you make yourself aware of these tips to ensure you are fully prepared for your journey.