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The capital city of the Northern Territory, Darwin is known as ‘Australia’s Tropical Capital’ and with a population of 148,000, it’s the largest settlement in the ‘Top End’ by a significant margin. As well as being a regional hub, its geographical position means it’s a gateway to Southeast Asia ̶ this is a multicultural city with many nationalities represented and a thriving Indigenous population. If you’re visiting here from elsewhere in Australia, you’ll love the laid-back vibe, fascinating museums and galleries and fusion food.

With so much to see in and around this ravishingly remote city, it’s a great place to explore by car and Enjoy Travel makes Darwin car hire a delight. Pop your details into our search form and you’ll see fair dinkum deals in a couple of seconds. For instance, an economy car like a Toyota Yaris costs just A$46.90 per day in Darwin if you book off-season and an economy model like a Kia Picanto costs A$54.18 a day. Meanwhile, an intermediate-sized Hyundai i30 ̶ great for a family of four ̶ is A$64.85 a day. Book your Darwin car hire from Enjoytravel.com and explore this unique area under your own steam.

Guide to Darwin

The first Indigenous inhabitants of the Darwin area were from the Larrakia language group and they were believed to be sophisticated traders, with connections to partners in Southeast Asia and nationwide. The area was named Darwin in 1839 after the famous British naturalist Charles Darwin and expanded rapidly through the 1870s and 1880s thanks to the local gold rush. Today it’s famed for its natural scenery, tropical climate and multicultural festivals which represent Indigenous, Chinese, and Greek cultures, amongst others.

Things to do in Darwin

There’s lots to entertain you in Darwin. For instance you can sample sublime street food at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets from April to October, chill out in the cafes, craft shops and gorgeous green spaces of the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, or explore the rainforest in Litchfield National Park. Alternatively, head along the Arnhem Highway to Kakadu for a crocodile cruise on the Adelaide River.

What to eat in Darwin

Darwin is a treat for foodies. For instance, you can try delicious ribs and awesome Angus eye fillet at Cove at Mindil Beach Casino Resort, enjoy wood-fired tapas at Wharf One Food & Wine, or taste terrific Chinese dishes at Lazy Susan’s Eating House & Yum Cha.

Transport in Darwin

The public bus network in Darwin is decent and you can access it easily with a tap & ride card, available from the driver or at bus interchanges. Darwin International Airport is 8km from the city centre and a cracking place to pick up your hire car.

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FAQs about car hire in Darwin

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Darwin

The distance between Melbourne and Darwin is of 1,956 miles (3,148 km).
Darwin airport is located 13 km from the city centre of Darwin.
The code of Darwin International airport is DRW.

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