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Generally, rental campers may only be driven on paved roads. Different restrictions may apply for 4WD vehicles, depending on the rental company. Despite being in the outback, many of the roads around the Northern Territory and Darwin are paved and well maintained.
It should be noted that even with these restrictions, many of the popular tourist attractions are still accessible. Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, and the road to Alice Springs all have access via well-maintained paved roads.
Yes, it’s standard for most RV rental companies to allow an additional driver. This driver and any others must be named on the rental agreement and there may be a nominal fee.
Additional drivers must also hold an appropriate driver’s license and must meet driver age requirements.
While there are no RV rentals directly in the terminal at Darwin airport, there are several rental companies within 4.3 to 6.8 miles.
The depots are easily accessible by taxi or Uber.
As with most of Australia, free camping is only permitted at designated sites. A campsite in the Northern Territory will generally cost around $3–$15 (AUD) per night, while a stay at a holiday park can cost around $40–$120 per night.
Some popular sites in Darwin include: Freespirit Resort, Oasis Tourist Park, and Hidden Valley Holiday Park.
Yes, a large number of rental companies allow for one-way rentals. Our comparison tool will show you availability on your preferred route and automatically factor in any one-way fees charged by the campervan rental company.
Popular one-way routes starting in Darwin include:
When renting a vehicle, it is standard to be charged a bond (security deposit), also known as ‘excess’, which is the amount the renter is liable to cover in the event of an accident or damage to the vehicle. The bond amount fluctuates based on the insurance package selected at the time of rental and is charged and debited on the renters’ credit or debit card.
Terms and conditions vary by rental company, however, most companies do not charge a fee if the cancellation is made 3 months prior to pick up (including Maui, Britz, Apollo, Cheapa Campa, Star RV, Hippie, & Mighty). The closer the date to picking up the vehicle, the higher the cancellation fee will generally be.
Deposit amounts may not be refundable.
With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting many travelers plans in 2020, many suppliers have updated their cancellation policies.
To cancel a booking contact our friendly support team via the Support Page.
All drivers must have a current and full driver’s license to rent a vehicle. Foreign licenses are acceptable if they are in English or accompanied by an accredited English translation, otherwise, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is required.
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
One of the larger motorhome rental companies, Apollo has been operating since 1985 and is well known in the RV rental community. Apollo vehicles are available in multiple locations around the world. An Apollo motorhome is generally less than 3 years old. The company has a wide variety of vehicles, from smaller vans to larger luxury motorhomes.
Britz is one of the larger campervan brands, with multiple rental centers in different countries and a wide selection of vehicles. Britz maintains a fleet of newer vehicles, with campervans generally being less than 3 years old. Britz is part of the THL group, which also includes Maui, Mighty Campers, and other international motorhome rental brands.
Cheapa Campa is part of the Apollo group and rents vehicles that are considered too old to be part of the main Apollo brand. Cheapa remains a very popular choice and is available practically everywhere Apollo is. It offers slightly older, quality campers at a lower price.
Maui is another well-known motorhome rental brand that is part of the THL group (Britz, Mighty, and other international brands). Maui specializes in larger luxury motorhomes, with all its vehicles being less than 2 years old. A Maui campervan is often a good choice for larger groups and those looking for a comfortable road trip vacation.
Mighty is another campervan rental brand that is part of the THL motorhome rental group (Britz, Maui, and other international brands). Mighty Rentals has vehicles for groups from 2 to 6. Mighty’s fleet is made up of former Britz and Maui vehicles that are considered too old to fit the main brands. It offers quality older vehicles at a cheaper price.
A budget RV rental brand aimed at backpackers, Travellers Autobarn has campervans in multiple international locations. The company offers a wide variety of vehicles, from station wagons to 5-berth family models.