Campervan hire in Darwin | Where to book, what to know
Experience all the Top End has to offer with a home on four wheels from these top caravan hire companies.
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With quiet, open roads and plenty to do along the way, the Northern Territory was made for road trips. There are few better options for exploring the Top End's vast outback landscapes than a caravan holiday.
Campervan hire in Darwin is just the beginning, and by the end of your holiday, you will experience a slew of national parks, colourful sunsets and diverse wildlife. Find out what you need to know to get started, including where to find a campervan in Darwin, what your options are and some frequently asked questions to help you prepare.
Where to book campervan hire in Darwin
Part of the campervan game since 1985, Apollo offers almost new caravans and motorhomes to travellers willing to fork out a bit more for quality.
- Late-model vehicles no older than 3 years
- Unlimited kilometres and 24/7 roadside assist included
- 2-berth hi-top caravans to 6-berth luxury motorhomes available
With Britz, you'll get to keep all your creature comforts while exploring the Northern Territory by campervan. High-end choices are available with lots of space to move around inside.
- Large fleet with a variety to choose from
- Caravans under 4 years old
- Pet-friendly options available
Image: Cheapa Campa
3. Cheapa Campa
Cheapa Campa specialises in low-cost rentals for budget-conscious travellers. Its fleet of campervans includes roomy 6-berth vehicles for families and groups, and fuss-free options for couples.
- Hi-top models so you can stand upright
- 4WD vehicles available
- 3- to 5-year-old-vehicles
As a long-standing luxury brand in the campervan market, Maui is all about apartment-style living in a movable home. You can expect stylish additions such as wine glasses on board, and a linen exchange and valet service at each depot.
- Wide range of vehicles to choose from
- All come with a toilet and shower
- Almost brand new vehicles
- Vehicles with automatic transmission available
Image: Travellers Autobarn
With an extensive fleet of vehicles from 2- to 5-berth campervans, Travellers Autobarn can cater to a variety of groups. You'll usually find them on the cheaper end of the scale with a focus on young and budget travellers.
- Rents to drivers as young as 18 with no surcharge
- Depots all around the country are great for one-way drop-offs
- Good selection of older and newer models
- Free 24-hour roadside assistance
What to know before renting a campervan in Darwin
Campervan hire locations in Darwin
Most campervan hire locations are based in Darwin City, but you'll also find some in nearby Woolner and Winnellie.
Tips for driving a campervan in Darwin
- Stock up on your groceries before leaving Darwin as prices tend to rise the further away you get.
- Tap water at some campgrounds might be unsuitable for drinking, so make sure to bring enough bottled water.
- Distances can be greater than you expect, so top up on petrol when you can.
- Avoid driving at night, sunrise or sunset as this is when animals are most active and likely to wander out on the road.
- Watch your speed and keep an eye out for road trains – trucks with multiple trailers up to 53 metres long.
What licence do I need to drive a motorhome in Darwin?
To drive a campervan in Darwin, you must hold a valid driver's licence written in English. If it's not in English, you also need to hold an International Driving Permit.
Are there any age restrictions to driving a caravan in Darwin?
Some campervan hire companies have a minimum age requirement when renting in Darwin or a young driver's surcharge for drivers younger than 25 years. Maui, Britz and Apollo will allow drivers from 21 years old, while Cheapa Campa and Travellers Autobarn will allow drivers as young as 18.
Do I need specific caravan insurance?
Compulsory third party insurance is automatically included in your rental rate to cover injuries to other people. Campervan insurance is usually available as an extra to cover vehicle damage.
What does campervan hire in Darwin cost?
A two-person campervan can start from $29 a day, with more deluxe models fetching up to $110 per day.
For larger vehicles, a 6-person campervan starts from $99 per day, with luxury models getting up to $195 per day.
Which companies offer luxury campervan hire in Darwin?
Which companies offer cheap caravan hire in Darwin?
Which companies offer off road and 4WD caravan hire in Darwin?Apollo, Britz and Cheapa Campa both offer 4WD caravans to hire in Darwin.
Which companies offer 6 berth caravan hire in Darwin?Apollo, Britz, Maui and Cheapa Campa have larger 6-berth campervan rentals available.
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