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Darwin Car Hire

Darwin City Commercials, NT
64 Stuart Highway
Darwin NT 0801
You can find us on Stuart Highway, the main road into town. Or alternatively local buses run from the city and stop just across the road. We are also accessible by taxi as we are just a short five-minute drive from the CBD.

Car hire from Darwin city

  • Locally owned and operated
  • Wide range of vehicles suitable for any renter
  • 5-star customer service

Vehicles for rent at Darwin city

Small to medium rentals

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

The best drives for exploring the city and surrounds are our 2WD and AWD vehicles. We have a range of small and medium sized cars to get you around with good fuel efficiency and lower costs such as the Toyota Yaris and Corolla.



SUV - SWAR - Mitsubishi ASX

If you’re after a bit more space and comfort in your ride, check out our range of SUVs or 4WDs. The Mitsubishi ASX is one of the most popular rental cars as an easy to drive SUV. If you’re driving off road, you’ll need a 4WD.


Trucks, utes, vans

Need a commercial vehicle to do the job? We also provide vehicles for construction sites and can fit these out to suit specific site requirements, so just chat to our team for more information about this.


We can further provide accessories and extras for some of our vehicles, including a spare tyre, tow bar, bull bar, or UHF, so if you require any of these items just let us know. Our friendly staff are always happy to help.

Check out our special offers on car rental in Darwin city

Things to see and do with a car rental in the Darwin city area

The Northern Territory’s capital city is the perfect place to begin exploring the Top End of Australia. A hub of activity, you’ll nevertheless find tranquility within the city if you visit locations such as the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens or the Bicentennial Park.

For those who enjoy the water, a trip to Darwin’s Casuarina Beach and Mindil Beach is recommended. You can even check out the famed Mindil Beach Sunset Markets while you’re there. Animal enthusiasts can also enjoy seeing the saltwater crocodiles at Crocodylus Park or Crocosaurus Cove, while the Territory Wildlife Park is just 45 minutes south.

Litchfield National Park is also nearby, along with Kakadu National Park. Kakadu is a truly iconic outback destination, and its stunning landscapes and unique wildlife are just a three-hour drive from Darwin. The trip couldn’t be easier in your Thrifty hire car – so get out there and explore the wetlands, sandstone cliffs and ancient Aboriginal rock paintings!

There’s no better way to see everything the Northern Territory has to offer than in a 4WD and we offer a variety of vehicle options at the airport or in downtown Darwin. If you’re planning a Northern Territory road trip, off-roading it allows you to explore NT’s hidden gems and geographical landmarks up close and at your own pace.

Tips and advice when visiting the Darwin region

  • Our 2WD and AWD vehicles are restricted to be driven on sealed roads only
  • Animal damage sustained to the vehicle when driving between dawn and dusk outside of the city area is not covered under our Damage Recovery Fees
  • Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls in Kakadu National Park are not accessible with our vehicles, nor is Arnhem Land 

For more helpful hints about travelling in the Darwin region, check out the Thrifty blog.  

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