Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory and filled to the brim with history. From the sparkling harbour and WWII history to the city’s asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin certainly is a paradise for adventure travellers.
Need to hire a car in Darwin? Look no further than Apollo Car Rentals! We make hiring a car in Darwin simple and convenient with two separate branches. Whether you need to pick up your rental car from the airport or downtown, Apollo Car Rentals is perfectly located in Darwin for you.
If you are arriving into Darwin by plane at the Darwin Airport (DRW) simply pick up your hire car from our branch at the airport. Picking up your hire car from the airport will ensure you make the most of your time in the Northern Territory.
Not arriving by plane? There is a conveniently located downtown branch on Mitchell Street, allowing you to pick up your rental car from the city centre.
Car Hire Tips for Darwin:
Some Northern Territory highway speed limits range between 100-130km/h. Most of these highways are frequently travelled by large trucks and road trains, so ensure you are keeping these vehicles in mind and continually driving to the road conditions.
Traffic around Darwin is usually heavier during peak hours. The peak times are typically Monday-Friday between 7:00am to 8:00am and 4:00pm to 5:00pm. If you need to travel during these times be sure to allow extra time.
Parking is widely available around the Darwin CBD, with most parking being free on weekends and very affordable throughout the week.
Things to Do & See in Darwin:
Located in the heart of Darwin you can find Crocosauras Cove - home to Australia’s only Crocodile dive. Bringing together some of the largest Saltwater Crocodiles found in Australia as well as having the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles, Crocosauras Cove is an essential place to visit in the NT.
Mindil Beach Markets
Mindil Beach Sunset Market is the place to be for events, functions or a family night out. Hosting over 200 specialty stores and food vendors, ranging from incredible local and international cuisine to an array of arts, crafts and services stalls. The Mindil Beach Markets are truly a unique experience.
Litchfield National Park
One hour away from Darwin is possibly Northern Territory's best kept secret - Litchfield National Park. Filled with stunning waterfalls and waterholes that are surrounded by monsoonal vine forests, you will never want to leave. Shelter from the heat in shady monsoon forest in the ancient gorges created over thousands of years ago. Additionally, it is a haven for hundreds of native bird species and the plateau supports a rich range of woodland flora.