Darwin Car Rental

Shop 41, Mitchell Centre, 55/59 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT 0800

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FREE PHONE:1800 62 04 08
OFFICE HOURS:Weekdays 8am to 4pm, Saturdays 8am to 1pm, Sundays Closed

Darwin Car Rental Location Information

Australia's Northern Territory's capital city is Darwin and a former frontier outpost. It's also a gateway to massive Kakadu National Park. Darwin has a very popular waterfront that consists of a number of stunning beaches with lovely green areas, you will also find the beautiful Bicentennial Park, Darwin has a fantastic museum and art gallery display items from the Northen Territory as well as Southeast Asia and the Pacific which also include a number of sea vessels.

Darwin City information

Darwin Kilometers Allowance (Extra Fees may apply)

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

Vehicle Cleaning

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.

Location Cleaning

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.

Your Darwin City Destination Guide

As the capital city of the Northern Territory, Darwin is a unique and beautiful town with something new to discover around every corner. Whether you’re stopping by to explore Kakadu National Park or staying closer to the city, there’s plenty to see and do. Relish in the natural greenery of the Darwin Esplanade and enjoy a casual stroll through Bicentennial Park or hop over the road to Smith Street Mall for an abundance of shopping and dining options. The Northern Territory experiences a tropical climate with wet and dry seasons, so we recommend planning your trip and activities accordingly to make the most of your visit to the ‘top end’.

Plan Your Northern Territory Adventure 

Kakadu National Park

  • UNESCO world heritage listed site
  • One of Australia’s largest national parks
  • Unique rock paintings
  • Picturesque views

Kakadu National Park is one of the biggest attractions in the Northern Territory and a UNESCO world heritage listed site. Many flock to Darwin on their travels to explore the stunning landscapes of Kakadu and immerse themselves in Aboriginal culture and history. With 20,000-year-old rock art paintings and around 10,000 crocodiles on the site, your visit to Kakadu will be an unmatched cultural experience during your trip to the Northern Territory. We recommend visiting Ubirr and Nourlangie for rock art paintings and lookouts that offer panoramic views of the Park; Maguk waterfall for a dip in emerald-green waters or taking a Yellow Water Cruise for birdwatching and crocodile spotting!

Driving tip: you can access popular Kakadu attractions in a standard two-wheel drive vehicle (2WD). However, there are areas of the Park reserved only for four-wheel drive vehicles - consider renting an Ace 4WD rental car or taking a 4WD, coach or boat tour.

Crocosaurus Cove

  • Family-friendly
  • Cage of Death experience
  • Presentations and shows
  • Street parking

Famous for its saltwater crocodiles, the Northern Territory’s swamps and wetlands are where many of these crocs call home. You may spot a croc or two during your visit to Kakadu, and you can also learn about these fascinating creatures and other wildlife at Crocosaurus Cove - the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles. With a reptile house, feeding shows, an aquarium and more, the Cove is dedicated to the education and wellbeing of these reptiles. For the adventurous, you can come face-to-face with these magnificent creatures in the Cage of Death or opt for a gentler experience by holding a baby crocodile. The Crocosaurus Cove is located in the heart of the city, just a short walk from our Darwin branch, making it the perfect choice for a local visit.

Discovering Darwin

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

  • Free entry
  • Family-friendly
  • Cafe
  • Car parking available

There’s plenty to see and  do in Darwin, and if you’re after a day of fun that won’t cost you a thing, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is an excellent choice for visitors of all ages. Just a 10-minute drive from our Darwin rental car location,  you can visit MAGNT for a fun, family-friendly day out. The Museum includes a Cyclone Tracy display showcasing the devastation of the 1974 disaster and how the city has recovered. Plus, a mount and skeleton of Saltwater Crocodile ‘Sweetheart’ - the kids will love seeing a real-life croc up close! Lunch with a view? Slow down and enjoy a meal at the Saltwater Cafe overlooking Fannie Bay.

Mindil Beach Sunset Market

  • Family-friendly
  • Free entry
  • Food, art and craft stalls
  • Public car park

Just a four-minute drive back towards the city is Darwin’s iconic Mindil Beach. The popular Mindil Beach Sunset Market is held on Thursdays and Sundays during the dry season. The market includes live performances, clothing stalls, food trucks and more, promising an exciting and lively evening out. Operating from 4pm-9pm, you can wander along the beachfront and discover a diverse mix of cuisines and art stalls while drinking in the beautiful vista of the sun setting over the water. Plus, kids will love the roving performers and toy stalls!


From tree-lined walkways to clear blue waters, Darwin is home to grand landscapes, stunning views and top-tier attractions. If you’re travelling with children, there are plenty of parks and playgrounds to stop off at during your visit, and solo travellers can enjoy the company of locals on guided tours. Whatever your journey to Darwin may bring, make it an effortless one with an Ace rental car.

Australian Car Hire Locations

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.

Travelling Safely Around Darwin & Australia

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.

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