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Rent a motorhome in Darwin

An experience of a lifetime

Since it takes a long time to travel by land to the Northern Territory from other Australian capital cities, renting a campervan with motorhomebookers.com partners in Darwin is a popular option for tourists who may only have a week or two to visit the sites.

There are many kilometres between Darwin on the northern coast, Kakadu National Park, which takes around three hours to reach from Darwin, Litchfield, and Katherine, which is about 320 kilometres from Darwin. Consider adding a few extra days to your road trip if you want to continue travelling to Uluru from Darwin via Alice Springs because it is a whopping 1500 kilometres away. However, you can book a one-way campervan rental and travel from Darwin to Alice Springs and vice versa.

Here, we highlight some of the top attractions in Darwin and the surrounding area, as well as several further away.

Top 5 facts about Darwin

  1. Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territories and offers tropical life, including the pristine Tiwi Islands, where you can take a day tour or explore for longer.
  2. Near Darwin's waterfront area is the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, offering insight into the area, and the waterfront offers beaches, parks and sightseeing harbour cruises.
  3. Litchfield National Park is about an hour south of Darwin via Highway 1 and offers waterfalls, vine forests and places to camp.
  4. To the east of the town are the Mary River wetlands, which are full of natural wildlife.
  5. Kakadu National Park, between Darwin and Katherine, is the largest national park in Australia and is UNESCO World Heritage-listed.

These highlights await you when you rent a camper van in Darwin

A flourishing environment worth a day trip from Darwin can be found in the Yellow Water Billabong, north of Kakadu. The 60 kinds of birds that inhabit the wetlands, including eagles, whistling ducks, magpie geese, jabirus and dancing brolgas, are displayed to guests by the Indigenous-owned Yellow Water Cruises as they meander through the wetlands. Book in advance since the sunset cruise is popular.

Gunlom Falls, south of Kakadu, is undoubtedly a location to stop and unwind for a while because it has some of the most breathtaking waterfalls and views. Among the rock pools is a naturally occurring infinity pool from which you can view the length and splendour of Kakadu below.

The tallest waterfall in Kakadu, the 200-metre-high Jim Jim Falls, serves as the park's emblem. Although it is only accessible by helicopter during the wet season, it is sometimes depicted as a roaring display of nature. It slows down during the dry season, yet it doesn't lose any of its beauty. The Jim Jim Plunge Pool Walk is a lovely way to discover this area. Due to soft sand, a 4WD vehicle is necessary to get to Jim Jim.

This makes Darwin particularly suitable as a starting point for your road trip

There are several motorhomebookers.com rental partners in Darwin, along with all the amenities and attractions of a modern city, making it a convenient starting point for your Aussie adventure.

Darwin is a well-liked starting or ending point for fly-drive trips since it is served by an airport. Campervan rentals allow travellers to start their Aussie adventure in Darwin and explore as much or as little as they like.

For example, those on long trips may drive all the way to Alice Springs from Darwin and explore the country's red interior via Katherine or discover Darwin in-depth, with fishing trips, the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and seafront dining on the Harbour, which is five times bigger than Sydney Harbour.

For those who make it to Katherine, a dip in the Bitter Springs in Elsey National Park, approximately two kilometres from Mataranka, is recommended. Check that the Springs are open if travelling from November to May.

Camper van rental: Useful information for your trip to Darwin

Darwin makes the perfect starting point for exploring the Northern Territory via campervan rental and offers plenty of city fun, Aussie insight and natural beauty in its immediate surroundings.

For those who are interested in the Indigenous culture, Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours to the southeast of Darwin on the attractive Arnhem Highway offer hands-on experience under an hour away from Darwin. If you're more interested in saltwater crocodiles, keep driving your campervan rental along the Arnhem Highway towards Kakadu for an unmissable jumping crocodile cruise on the Adelaide River.

Berry Springs and Darwin are separated by a 45-minute journey to the Territory Wildlife Park. You should take the Stuart Highway south from Darwin if you plan to drive yourself. A miniature train travels around the park's numerous aviaries, aquariums and enclosures.

Rent a motorhome now and discover the region around Darwin

Darwin has wonderful weather, activities galore and all the shops you need to stock up your campervan with supplies. This makes it a terrific destination from which to start your campervan rental road trip in Australia, discovering the country from this Northern Territory tropical coastal paradise.

Book camper rentals in Darwin through motorhomebookers.com and get your journey started today!

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