- no booking fees
- multiple popular brands: Maui, Britz, Apollo, Mighty and more
- 4×4 campers available, including: Apollo Trailfinder Campers, Apollo Overlanders, Real Value 4WD Campers and more
- one-way campervan rentals
Explore the NT outback in a camper that suits your needs and budget.
Darwin Campervan Hire FAQ
Note: We compare multiple campervan and motorhome rental companies – each has its own terms and policies. Use the below answers as a general guide, however always check the terms and conditions of your rental, as details can vary from company to company.
Are one way rentals starting in Darwin available?
Yes. Several companies offer one-way campervan rentals. Popular one-way routes starting in Darwin include:
- Darwin to Alice Springs – this over 1,500 km trip will take you right into Australia’s Red Centre. Discover Uluru (Ayers Rock), Alice Springs and the vast Australian outback
- Darwin to Perth – plan well for this multi-day tour along the Western Australian coastline with over 4,000km of driving
- Darwin to Adelaide – cut through the Australian outback passing through Alice Springs and the red, hot deserts of the Northern Territory and South Australia
- Darwin to Broome – a close to 2,000km trip through the Kimberley to the pearling and tourist town of Broome
Unlimited kilometres. Are unlimited kilometres included in my rental?
This will usually depend on the type of campervan you are renting. While many campervan rentals include unlimited kilometres in Australia, there are some exceptions.
Often 4WD campers do not have unlimited kilometres included in the package. Always check the terms and conditions of each rental. Use our search tool to check which vehicles have unlimited kilometres and those where mileage is restricted.
What is the minimum age to drive a campervan in Australia?
Most campervan rental companies have a minimum driver age minimum 21. A few suppliers allow drivers aged 18 or 19 and older.
When you use our tool, simply enter the driver’s age and we will automatically show you the vehicles that are allowed from the age you entered.
Attractions around Darwin
Considered the premier croc experience of the Darwin area, Crocodylus Park is the creation of acclaimed crocodile biologist, Professor Grahame Webb.
With thirty years of experience in crocodile related studies, Professor Webb opened the attraction in 1994 and today, the park is home to thousands of crocs (saltwater, freshwater, jumping), ranging from 30-cm-long hatchlings to 5-metre adults.
In addition to a mini-zoo housing monkeys, lions, and large birds, there are feeding tours three times daily, boat tours twice daily, a Crocodile Museum, and opportunities to feed crocs or cuddle baby crocs.
Campervan access: The park is 15 minutes from the city centre and has on-site parking.
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), incl. Defence of Darwin Experience
Established in 1966, the Museum sustained significant damage to its collection, after Tropical Cyclone Tracy hit the city in 1974, and today, the museum contains an award-winning exhibit, dedicated to that storm event.
Museum collections encompass Aboriginal art, including carvings from the Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory history, maritime archaeology, and natural sciences.
MAGNT additionally operates the Defence of Darwin Experience within the Darwin Military Museum, which tells the story of the 1942 bombing of the city.
Campervan access: The museum is four kilometres from the CBD, with parking available on-site.
Aviation Heritage Centre / Darwin Aviation Museum
Founded in 1976 by enthusiasts seeking to preserve historic aircraft in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Tracy, the museum is most known for an impressively large B-52G on permanent loan from the United States Air Force, one of only two of this aircraft to be displayed outside of the USA.
Other exhibits include a de Havilland Dove, a Mirage that in 1982 crashed onto nearby tidal flats, an Australian-built F-86 Sabre, and a bomb fragment from the WWII air raid on the city of Darwin. Guided tours are offered at 10am and 2pm.
Campervan access: The museum is easily reached eight kilometres from the city centre by way of the Stuart Highway. Parking is available on-site.
Territory Wildlife Park
Combining traditional zoo-style exhibits with natural bush areas, the Territory Wildlife Park opened in 1989 and is spread along a four-kilometre road loop, with shuttle services and walking paths.
A Nocturnal House exhibits the Top End’s nighttime residents and a tunnel beneath an aquarium puts you up close and personal with a four-metre-long saltwater crocodile. Also available in the park are walk through aviaries, guided Woodland Walks, where you can touch a wallaby, and free-flight bird shows.
Campervan access: The park is 45 minutes south of Darwin, next to Berry Springs Nature Park, along the Stuart Highway. Parking is available on-site.