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Darwin to Perth One Way Campervan Rental

Planning a campervan road trip from Darwin down to Perth? Did you know you can rent a campervan one way? Compare vehicles from several campervan hire companies offering one way rentals from Darwin to Perth.

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Darwin to Perth One Way Itinerary

This itinerary crosses from the Northern Territory into Western Australia and highlights some of the major attractions in Australia’s outback. This is one of the larger road trips with the distance totalling over 5,000 km.

Part 1: Darwin

Popular attractions nearby:

  • Litchfield National Park
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Mindil Beach
  • Crocosaurus Cove

Part 2: Darwin to Katherine

Distance: 300-320 km

Estimated driving time: 3-3.5h

Attractions along the way:

  • Nitmiluk National Park
  • Katherine Hot Springs
  • Katherine Museum

Part 3: Katherine to Kununurra

Distance: 515 km

Estimated driving time: 5.5-6h

Popular attractions:

  • Mirima National Park
  • Ivanhoe Crossing
  • Lake Argyle

Part 4: Kununurra to Purnululu

Distance: 300 km

Estimated driving time: 3.5-4h

Attractions along the way:

  • Purnululu National Park
  • The Bungle Bungles
  • Echidna Chasm

Part 5: Purnululu to Fitzroy Crossing

Distance: 430-450 km

Estimated driving time: 5-6 h

Things to see:

  • Geikie Gorge National Park
  • Mimbi Caves

Part 6: Fitzroy Crossing to Broome

Distance: 400 km

Estimated driving time: 4-4.5h

Things to see:

  • Cable Beach
  • Gantheaume Point Cliffs
  • Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

Part 7: Broome to 80 Mile Beach

Distance: 380-400 km

Estimated driving time: 4h

Part 8: 80 Mile Beach to Port Hedland

Distance: 250 km

Estimated driving time: 2.5-3h

Things to see:

  • Millstream Chichester National Park

Part 9: Port Hedland to Tom Price

Distance: 420 km

Estimated driving time: 4.5h

Popular Attractions:

  • Karajini National Park

Part 10: Tom Price to Exmouth

Distance: 570-600 km

Estimated driving time: 7-7.5h

Popular Attractions:

  • Cape Range National Park
  • Jurabi Coastal Reserve

Part 11: Exmouth to Carnarvon

Distance: 360-400 km

Estimated driving time: 4h

Things to see along the way:

  • Kennedy Range National Park
  • Gwoonwardu Mia Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre

Part 12: Carnarvon to Denham

Distance: 300-350 km

Estimated driving time: 3-4h


  • Shark Bay
  • Monkey Mia
  • Hamelin Pool

Part 13: Denham to Kalbarri

Distance: 370-400 km

Estimated driving time: 4h

Things to see:

  • Murchison River
  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Pink Lake

Part 14: Kalbarri to Geraldton

Distance: 150-170 km

Estimated driving time: 1.5-2h

Popular Attractions

  • Point Moore Lighthouse
  • Museum of Geraldton

Part 15: Geraldton to Perth

Distance: 400-450 km

Estimated driving time: 4.5-5h

Attractions along the way:

  • Nambung National Park
  • The Pinnacles

Part 16: Perth

Things to see:

  • Kings Park
  • Fremantle Prison
  • Swan Valley

Popular Attractions Along the Way

Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

10 miles out of town, Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park affords a chance to get up close and personal with legendary Australian wildlife: crocs, cassowaries, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, kookaburras, dingoes, snakes, and more.

The park claims some of the largest crocodiles in Australia, representing five species of crocodiles and alligators. Three o’clock is feeding time, a chance to see the agile crocs literally leap for their food.

Cable Beach

Broome’s 13.6 mile long iconic Indian Ocean beach sports dazzling colours: pure white sands, turquoise waters, and tall red cliffs.

Named for the telegraph cable that connected Broome with Java in 1889, Cable Beach is a popular locale for camel riding, and several types of turtles nest here October through February.

At the southern end of Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point allows for viewing of migratory whales and dolphins, along with 130-million-year-old fossil dinosaur footprints.

Gantheaume Point Cliffs

Just ten minutes from Broome’s town centre and adjacent to Western Australia’s famous Cable Beach lies one of the area’s most photographed locales, Gantheaume Point.

Here the desert meets the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and red rock cliffs overlook a white sandy beach.

Kings Park

One of the largest inner city parks in the world, Kings Park is well-known for its panoramic views from Mt Eliza over the Swan River and Darling Range. Just 1.2 miles west of the CBD, Kings Park showcases natural bushland and native vegetation; over 2,000 species of Western Australian flora are contained within the Western Australian Botanical Garden.

The park is also home to the State War Memorial and Bali Memorial, as well as a 750-year-old Boab tree from the Kimberly. Every September, the Kings Park Festival occurs – the country’s largest wildflower show and exhibition.


Esperance is to be found on the south coast of Western Australia, about eight hours from Perth. It’s a great destination while you’re on your campervan road trip, thanks to its white, sandy beaches, turquoise waters and beautiful islands. The area is home to a variety of wildlife and is popular for swimming and snorkelling.


Located in Western Australia, Fremantle is a port city that stands outside the Perth Central Business District. The city is celebrated for its historical significance, with many buildings and architecture going back to Australia's early years. One of the highlights is Fremantle Prison, which dates from 1850. Today, the prison features recreated cell blocks and is a popular tourist location.

Swan Valley

Situated in Western Australia, Swan Valley is one of Australia's famous wine regions. The area is home to many natural landscapes, with opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking and cycling. There are also wineries with guided tours and tastings available, making it an excellent stopover on your road trip through Western Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any one-way rental fees?

Campervan rental companies may charge a one-way rental fee. If there is such a fee we will include it in the rental price listed in our comparison tool.

Can I travel in the opposite direction - from Perth to Darwin?

Yes - simply use the search tool at the top of this page to check availability.

Is free camping allowed in Darwin and the Northern Territory?

As with most of Australia, free camping is only permitted at designated sites. A campsite in the Northern Territory will generally cost around $3–$15 (AUD) per night, while a stay at a holiday park can cost around $40–$120 per night.

Some popular sites in Darwin include: Freespirit Resort, Oasis Tourist Park and Hidden Valley Holiday Park.

What kind of licence do I need to hire a campervan in Darwin?

There are no special licencing requirements that you need to undertake if hiring or driving a motorhome in the Northern Territory. Your licence will need to be:

  • A current and full driver’s licence
  • Not a probationary or provisional licence
  • An international licence in English or an English translation
  • International Driving Permit (IDP)

Is campervan hire with unlimited mileage available in Darwin?

Yes, unlimited kilometres are generally included for standard vehicle rentals in Australia. However, limits are placed on some vehicles, e.g. 4x4 campers. The comparison tool will show whether your preferred vehicle has unlimited or restricted kilometres.

Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.