Darwin - Downtown
When you consider Darwin’s laid back, multicultural atmosphere and stunning natural surroundings, it’s easy to see why the city is so popular with visitors to Australia. Whether you choose to explore the beautiful Kakadu National Park or simply enjoy the many fine restaurants, markets and festivals of Darwin city, you’ll find Darwin car hire allows you to explore Australia’s north coast with ease and flexibility.
Car Hire in Darwin:
In Australia, cars drive on the left hand side of the road. If you are not used to driving on this side of the road, it is worth taking your car for a short practice drive around the car park of your car rental provider before you drive onto the main road.
Remember, the steering wheel will be on the right hand side of the road and the gear stick and handbrake will be on the left.
As soon as you arrive at your pick-up location in Darwin, be sure to have all essential documents ready to present to the agent on the desk. Important items include your booking confirmation voucher, your credit card, your passport, your driver’s licence and any other forms of identification requested by your car rental agent in their terms and conditions.
Top Five Things to See and Do in Darwin:
Botanic Gardens:The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens are situated around 2km to the north of Darwin and feature a major collection of Northern Australian flora including mangroves, cycads, palms and heliconias – a nice way to spend a sunny afternoon.
Nightcliff Jetty:Nightcliff Jetty is an excellent place to enjoy some time outdoors walking or cycling along the bicycle paths.
Casuarina Beach: Casuarina Beach is one of the most visited beaches in Darwin, running from Rapid Creek via Casuarina to Lee Point.The beach is the perfect place to relax with a picnic or barbeque or simply take a walk along the white sandy shores.
Lake Alexander:Lake Alexander is a man-made lake which was named after Alec Fong Lim, the Lord Mayor of Darwin. The lake is popular with residents and visitors for swimming and canoeing.
Kakadu National Park: Kakadu National Park has been inhabited continuously for over 40000 years. The cave paintings, rock carvings and archaeological sites provide an insight into the region’s early inhabitants, from the hunter gatherers of prehistoric times to the aboriginal people still living there.