Begin your holiday on wheels from the balmy city of Darwin located on the Timor Sea, and indulge in delicious Southeast Asian eats while catching stunning sunsets from the northernmost city in Australia.
Road trip in a Darwin motorhome hire
This tropical paradise city is the perfect place to start your Australian adventure. Capital of the Northern Territory, Darwin is quite small with a population of around 140,000, making it easy to navigate upon arrival. Create your holiday itinerary by hiring a Darwin campervan, giving you the freedom to travel on your own schedule. With a dozen motorhome rental companies available in Darwin, finding an RV for your group size and budget should be a snap. Choose a campervan based on your group size and budget and book with us to secure a fantastic price and 24/7 customer service. It’s best to grab the local shuttle from the airport for a short 15-minute drive to town where your home on wheels awaits!
Where to go with your Darwin motorhome hire
If you’re looking to stay fairly local, explore the wild terrain of Australia’s north at Territory Wildlife Park, just an hour drive from Darwin. Discover a mix of the nation’s flora and fauna while strolling through wetlands, woodlands and a monsoon vine forest.
One of the Northern Territory’s most popular places to visit is the Kakadu National Park only two hours from Darwin. Registered as a World Heritage site, it is Australia’s largest national park stretching just shy of 20,000 square kilometres. Learn about Aboriginal culture, one of the oldest in the world and wander through swamplands, waterfalls, forests and more.
For a true Outback adventure, follow our road to Adelaide itinerary and head due south from one ocean to another. A couple of highlights include:
Alice Springs. This small town is 18 hours away and one of the best spots for Aboriginal art and culture. Check out the Mbantua Fine Art Gallery and Cultural Museum while there.
Uluru, or Ayers Rock is a sacred Aboriginal site 450km outside of Alice Springs, spread over 3.6 kilometres in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Its famous fiery red sandstone monolith is an iconic Australian attraction and is believed to be around 550 million years old. This culturally-rich area allows you to gain insight on the indigenous people living there and is a truly remarkable experience.
Follow our itinerary to Broome, to enjoy magnificent gorges, beautiful coastal towns and incredible sealife as you drive along this remote stretch of highway. Plus:
Some of Australia’s best national parks.
Ancient cave paintings and indigenous art.
Or head towards the east coast visiting these great spots and finish with a trip of a lifetime at the Great Barrier Reef on our road trip route to Cairns:
Katherine Gorge located in Nitmiluk National Park. Aboriginal-owned, this stunning landscape is known for its lush rainforest and jagged sandstone cliffs.
Waterfall fanatic? Visit Edith Falls where you can picnic, camp and even swim. River cruises are available as well as fishing trips and kayak tours.
When you begin a road trip from Darwin, you can pick between wild Australian adventures of all kinds.
When to book a Darwin campervan
Because of its tropical climate, the Northern Territory is great for travelling all year long. Rather than the typical four season climate, Darwin has a wet and a dry season both with similar average temperatures.
During the rainy season, November to April, expect humid afternoons and more chances of monsoonal rain. Don’t let this discourage you from visiting in these months, the rain usually only lasts an hour or so and the electric storms are breathtaking. During this time the plants and landscape flourish making it a beautiful time to visit. Some remote areas are closed due to heavy rainfall. May to October is dry season with average temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius and better for visiting if you prefer to leave the raincoat at home.