Ace Rentals Cars Darwin branch operates seasonally from 1 June to 15 December
Blessed by year-round tropical weather, a laid-back, small-town vibe, and with plenty of attractions on offer, Darwin serves as an excellent holiday destination for all types of travellers. The sun-baked capital of the Northern Territory is also a gateway to many of the state’s natural treasures.
Darwin Kilometers Allowance (Extra Fees may apply)
Darwin does not offer Unlimited Kilometers, bookings at Darwin location offer 250 kilometres per day with a fee of $0.30 per kilometre travelled over the daily limit of 250 kilometres
From crystal clear watering holes, explosive waterfalls, sweeping national parks, rugged outback and more wildlife than you can shake a selfie stick at; we highly recommend spending a few days exploring the area around the city itself.
To help narrow down your options, we list some of the best local attractions and day trips to check out when visiting the Top End.
Pay a visit to the Tiwi Islands
This idyllic chain of islands is located 80 kilometres north of Darwin and the indigenous Tiwi people have called the two largest islands home for around 7,000 years. The islands are known for their thriving art scene, with pieces that play a major part in the local culture’s shaping and storytelling.
For those looking to immerse themselves in the rich indigenous history, then we recommend paying the islands a visit to learn about its people and their heritage. The islands also offer a bounty of natural wildlife for the curious traveller, including a sea turtle conservation program and a variety of rare and endangered birds.
Splash around at Litchfield National Park
Perfect for a day trip, you can’t pass up driving the 1.5 hours down to the natural wonderland that is Litchfield National Park. Studded with beautiful swimming holes and gushing waterfalls, this parkland looks like it’s come straight from an outback postcard.
Whether you’d prefer to cool down in the crystal-clear waters, go bush trekking through the monsoonal rainforest, or try to spot some of the colourful birds and wildlife that call this park home, there’s plenty on offer for the avid nature-lover.
Watch a jumping croc
As one of the Northern Territory’s trademark attractions, you simply can’t visit Darwin without witnessing the spectacle that is the salt-water crocodile. Hire a car and drive 100 kilometres to the Mary River to partake in one of the area’s famous jumping crocodile cruises.
As the name implies, you’ll get the chance to cruise along the murky waters of the Adelaide River and marvel at the sight of a fully-grown saltwater crocodile erupting out of the depths just meters from where you sit. That’s one way to spy the natural wildlife up close and personal!
Experience the Mary River National Park
Next on your list, head an hour east to immerse yourself in the thriving Mary River wetlands. This flooded ecosystem is home to hundreds of indigenous bird and fish species and tours are available to take you through these beautiful natural habitats.
You can also book a fishing charter to try your hand at catching the famous barramundi, the area’s most popular and thriving sports fish.
The above are just some of the many natural gems available on Darwin’s doorstep. Make sure to do your research and uncover the many more attractions on offer at the Top End. All you need is car, a full tank of petrol and that ever-important wanderlust.
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