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    Car Hire Northern Territory

    Northern Territory Car HireViewed by many as the "true outback" the Northern Territory is a large, harsh landscape comprised mainly of deserts and unique rock formations. Inhabited by the local Aboriginal people for over 40,000 years, the Northern Territory has a rich spiritual culture, and the locals share a strong connection with the land. With unique sights unlike anywhere else in the world, your hire car will give you the freedom to tour the vast red landscape and experience the places held close to many people's hearts. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car hire in the Northern Territory is both easy and economical.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in the Northern Territory


    How old do I have to be to hire a car in the Northern Territory?

    In the Northern Territory and most places around Australia, you must be at least 20 years old to rent a car. However, the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

    What is the best time to visit the Northern Territory?

    During the dry season between May - October would be the best time to visit the Northern Territory as it is always a hot climate and this is the coolest time to visit. Don't be fooled by the term "Winter" though as Darwin has an average temperature of 32°C throughout the year!

    Can I hire a 4WD in the Northern Territory?

    Of course! Auto Europe offers a variety of different hire options including a 4WD or even a ute.

    Travelling in the Northern Territory with a Hire Car

    Many visitors begin their trip in the Northern Territory with a visit to the state's capital, Darwin. A well developed tourism industry makes Darwin an excellent place to find out about all the Northern Territory has to offer, and plan your trip. While in Darwin, you can visit several museums and galleries, or drive your car hire out to one of the local crocodile parks. Located on the northern coast of Australia, Darwin has several swimming beaches, a great luxury in this part of the world. A few hours south-east of Darwin with your hire car, you can visit Kakadu National Park. A vast contrast to most of the state, Kakadu is a massive protected area, filled with waterholes and vegetation. The famous local wildlife includes thousands of freshwater crocodiles, as well as many unique species of birds that call the park home.

    After Darwin, the next well known destination in Northern Territory is Alice Springs, located right in the centre of Australia. Also rich in culture and local attractions, "the Alice" as it's known to locals, is a popular base for visitors to the famous national parks and rock formations nearby. Within driving distance of Alice Springs is the world famous Uluru. An enormous sandstone rock, rising almost 350m from the desert floor, and having a circumference of over 9km. Make sure to be there to see sunset or sunrise at Uluru, famous for changing colours as the crosses the horizon.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in the Northern Territory

    • Darwin to Darwin Airport (12km approx. 15min)
    • Darwin to Berry Springs Nature Park (55km approx. 50min)
    • Darwin to Litchfield Park (115km approx. 1 hour 45min)
    • Darwin to Kakadu National Park (150km approx. 2hour)
    • Darwin to Katherine Gorge (345km approx. 4hours 30min)

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