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Darwin Downtown car and truck hire

Darwin City, NT
Darwin NT 0800

Our Darwin Downtown depot is conveniently located on Mitchell Street, one of the main streets in Darwin CBD and close to all central accommodations. There are also shuttle buses and taxis which travel between the airport and the CBD, so there are plenty of handy options for getting to us.

Note: This location is temporarily closed. Please try our Commercials or Airport locations.

Car hire from Darwin Downtown

  • 5 star service and top-quality vehicles
  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • Wide range of cars and commercial vehicles

Vehicles for rent at Darwin Downtown 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 town whilst saving on fuel and costs.



Mitsubishi ASX

Rent one of our SUVs or 4WDs if you’re after a car with more space and power. The Mitsubishi ASX is one of the most popular rental cars. If you’re planning to drive off road, you’ll need to hire a suitable 4WD.


Trucks, utes, vans

Mitsubishi Canter Truck

We also provide vehicles for construction sites and can fit these out to suit your requirements. Just let our staff members know what you need when you make a booking, and we’ll do all we can to help.


Check out our special offers on car rental in Darwin Downtown

We look after our customers at Thrifty, with great rates and services all-year round. However, we also like to treat you to special offers from time to time, so why not check out our current deals and see if you can enjoy an upgrade or discount.

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

If you like city life, park life and beach life, then Darwin is the perfect spot for you! It offers the very best of all three, as well as so much more for the discerning traveller.

As the Northern Territory’s capital city, Darwin has a rich Indigenous heritage – which you can learn all about by taking a cultural tour. Covering everything from spear throwing to didgeridoo and clapstick playing, to more detailed and intricate techniques such as learning what it takes to gather and prepare bush tucker, these tours are a truly enlightening experience.

But if the sand and the surf is more your speed, Darwin is also home to beautiful beaches including Casuarina Beach and Mindil Beach, which are well worth a visit. The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens or the Bicentennial Park are great for taking a stroll, while the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets are popular with both locals and tourists alike. There’s no better place to pick up a bargain on local arts and crafts!

Meanwhile, if you’d like to escape the city, then your Thrifty car can easily take you to nearby Litchfield National Park, or a little further on to Kakadu National Park. From the wetlands to the ancient sandstone escarpments, Kakadu’s natural beauty is truly a sight to behold. So whether you want to soak up the scenery, sample the nightlife, or enjoy the hustle and bustle of a thriving city, Darwin has something for everyone and is a real feast for the senses.

Tips and advice when visiting the Darwin region

Driving between dusk and dawn outside the city area can be risky due to high levels of animal activity at night, and any damage caused by animal accidents won’t be covered under Thrifty’s Damage Recovery Fees. Therefore we always advise customers to avoid the roads at this time.

Please also note that the Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls in Kakadu National Park are not accessible with our vehicles, nor is Arnhem Land. If you are planning on touring around Darwin to Kakadu, a 4WD is usually recommended for these sorts of trips, but a comfortable passenger vehicle is just as good.

For more tips and advice about traveling in the Darwin region, check out our Thrifty travel blog

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