2-Berth Adventure Camper
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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 motorhome 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, your campervan hire options and some frequently asked questions to help you prepare.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Motorhome Republic reports that the summer months are cheapest for campervan hire, with rates sitting at $108. Winter boasts the most expensive with an average of $328.
A lot of factors go into the price of your campervan hire. These include the booking duration, how many people are travelling, inclusions, age of the motorhome, extras and time of year.
For the best weather, the best time to visit Darwin is between July and August as this is the dry season. Expect minimal rainfall, low humidity and comfortable temperatures around 25-27 degrees.
The cheapest time to visit Darwin is over the wet season, between November and March. Although prices are cheaper, it's important to keep in mind that rainfall, humidity and high temperatures are to be expected at this time of year. Roads in the outback are also prone to flooding during these months.
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.
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.
No, you can't park just anywhere in Darwin. However, the good news is the Northern Territory is home to a wide range of free and paid campgrounds that span from Darwin to Yulara.
The Northern Territory's middle name might as well be "road-trip" because the itineraries are as exciting as they are abundant. To see the NT in all its glory, we recommend putting up to a week aside. This allows you to do the iconic Darwin to Alice Springs track as well as a few stopovers on the way. Our favourite road trips include:
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.
Most campervan hire locations are based in Darwin City, but you'll also find some in nearby Woolner and Winnellie.
Although there aren't any campervan branches directly at the airport, all the campervan hire companies can be found across the highway.
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Available on rentals until 14 April 2022 across Australia. T&Cs apply.
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Hire cars across Australia from as little as $21 per day. T&Cs apply.
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Earn 4 Qantas Points per $1 spent on car rentals across Australia. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select rental dates until 31 March 2022 when you book 180 days in advance. T&Cs apply.
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