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We are Australia’s #1 budget and backpacker campervan hire company.

A campervan is the perfect place for any intrepid explorer to rest, make their base, and get to their next adventure. Here at Travellers Autobarn, we have some awesome low-cost campervans with the best rates in Darwin. With a model for any need, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for. Contact us today for a free online quote, and you’ll be on your way to planning your next road trip.

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Opening hours

Monday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays – Closed

Special hours

Alternatively, between the 15th of December – 15th of March, our Darwin branch will operate during the following hours:

Monday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday & Public Holidays – Closed

Address

19 Bishop Street
Woolner, NT 0820
Australia

We are happy to organise contactless pick-up outside of our normal office hours. Please contact us on 1800 674 374 to discuss your contactless pick-up!

Branch details

Travellers Autobarn Darwin provides a range of campervan hire services, and with so much to explore in the top end of Australia, our friendly team can get you on the road in no time.

We’re always available to assist with your campervan hire queries, so whether you plan to bush walk, take a croc-free swim or explore wildlife, we can quickly point you in the right direction.

Already booked? Check out our helpful road trip itineraries around Darwin and follow our blog for specials and travel tips.

Payment Methods
Visa, Mastercard and Cash accepted.
Facilities
  • Tourist Information

  • Wi-Fi

  • Lounge Area

  • Bathroom

Top Five Attractions
  • Crocosaurus Cove

  • Mindil Beach

  • George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

  • Darwin Military Museum

  • Fannie Bay Gaol

Nearby Facilities

Closest petrol station

The nearest petrol station is Shell Garage, located on Stuart Highway
Address: 380 Stuart Hwy, Winnellie NT 0821
Time: 3 minute drive from our office
Alternatives: United Parap, Puma Ludmilla, FuelXpress

Closest supermarket

The nearest supermarket is Woolworths, located in Darwin’s CBD
Address: Cavenagh St & Whitfield Street, Darwin City NT 0800
Time: 7 minute drive from our office
Alternatives: Best Foods Darwin, Coles Darwin, IGA Xpress

CLOSEST CAR WASH

The nearest car wash is the Quick n Easy Car Wash in Stuart Park
Address: Stuart Hwy & Westralia St, Stuart Park NT 0820
Time: 3 minute drive from our office
Alternatives: Darwin Mobile Car Wash, Top End Car Wash Brothers

NEARBY CARAVAN PARKS

Darwin FreeSpirit Resort
Address: 901 Stuart Hwy, Holtze NT 0829
Time: 20 minute drive from our office

Hidden Valley Tourist Park
Address: 110 Weaber Plain Rd, Kununurra WA 6743
Time: 10 minute drive from our office

Batchelor Holiday Park
Address: 37 Rum Jungle Rd, Batchelor NT 0845
Time: 60 minute drive from our office

Call Us

Australia1800 674 374 (free call from landlines)

New Zealand0800 348 348 (free call from landlines)

United States1 800 469 4790 (local call costs apply)

From any other country: +61 1800 674 374 (local call costs apply)

3 Tips for driving your campervan around Darwin

Darwin is a great place to take your campervan for a spin. Here are three tips to help you make the most of the experience:

Drive cautiously and be aware of the wildlife.

As much as possible, avoid driving at night or sunrise and sunset. These are the times when animals are most active and you don’t want to hit one. We recommend that you should just spend the night in Darwin. This way, you can be confident that your campervan is safely parked and you can enjoy the city’s nightlife without having to worry about hitting any unwanted critters on the road.

Be prepared for the weather

The weather in Darwin can be extreme, especially during Summer, so make sure you are prepared for both the heat and the wet season. Temperatures can occasionally approach 40 °C (104 °F) but are more likely to be in the mid-30s. Nevertheless, pack accordingly and have a plan B in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Use a Sat Nav/GPS

Even if you are familiar with the area, a satellite navigation system is essential for safe and efficient travel. With this program’s comprehensive navigational capabilities, which include thorough, step-by-step instructions, real-time traffic statistics, and even backup routes, you can rest assured that you will never get lost.

There is no cause for concern if you lack a portable GPS device. The majority of current smartphones include a mapping application by default. For instance, Google Maps is available for free on both iOS and Android devices. Before beginning your campervan journey, you only need to input your starting location and final destination into the program then, you’re good to go!

Make the most of your Darwin campervan rental

Find a good location to stay

Campervan travel in Darwin is an unforgettable adventure. There are a ton of caravan parks scattered around, and many of them are in beautiful locations.

Travellers Autobarn offers a 10% discount on camping at any of the 300 Discovery or G’Day camping grounds if you rent any campervan from us. We also give you information and advice about free camping spots you may use during your campervan vacation in Sydney.

Book around key events

Taking in some of Darwin’s vibrant outdoor markets, festivals, or exhibitions is the best way to feel at one with the city’s easygoing spirit.

Some of the events that you might want to consider include:

Darwin Festival
Every year in August, the tropical Top End comes alive with the Darwin Festival, turning the city into a veritable festival wonderland. The dry season in the Top End, also known as the tropical winter, is best experienced during the warm, luminous evenings that characterise this time of year. With balmy outdoor celebrations and a jam-packed schedule of events, Australia’s greatest winter arts festival is sure to be an unforgettable good time for all.

Beer Can Regatta
There is no better way to spend your summer than at the annual Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta! This Darwin tradition dates back to 1974 and invites participants of all ages to employ their creativity by building a floatable vessel from all recyclable materials including; soda and beer cans, plastic bottles, and milk cartons. It’s a great day trip and there are lots of things for the kids to do. There will be sandcastle-building contests, thong-throwing contests, Ironman competitions, and many more beach-themed events throughout the day.

Desert Mob
Desert Mob is a nationally significant event because it provides the most comprehensive survey of modern Aboriginal art created by artists from Desart-member art institutions in the desert regions and communities of the Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia.

Desert Song Festival
The Desert Song Festival is an annual event that celebrates the music, culture, and history of the Aboriginal people of Australia’s red centre. The festival takes place in Alice Springs, which is located in the heart of the Northern Territory. The event features a range of musical performances, dance workshops, and cultural activities. There is also a market stalls selling Aboriginal arts and crafts.

Explore the national parks

Darwin’s idyllic weather and natural beauty make it the perfect place to explore the great outdoors. There are numerous national parks in the Darwin area, each with its own unique attributes.

Litchfield National Park
Take your swimsuit with you and hit the road. Litchfield National Park is two hours away from Darwin. Visit the creepy Magnetic Termite Moulds once you’ve entered Litchfield, and then continue to Tolmer Falls. Litchfield is home to a plethora of stunning waterfalls and swimming pools, which are particularly enjoyable for those who are travelling in the summer.

Kakadu National Park
Kakadu is the largest terrestrial national park in Australia. Home to numerous rare and indigenous plant and animal species, as well as almost one-third of Australia’s bird species! These picturesque places, which feature a variety of breathtaking waterfalls, are perfect for a refreshing dip.

Mary River National Park
Visit the Mary River wetlands to see the Top End’s diverse array of animals, birds, and fish in a miniature ecosystem. Located roughly an hour’s drive east of Darwin, it’s convenient for day trips or as a rest stop en route to Kakadu National Park.

Nitmiluk National Park
Nitmiluk National Park is three hours from Darwin and is a place of spectacular beauty. The centrepiece of this site is Nitmiluk Gorge, a series of 13 canyons surrounded by towering sandstone walls; the vistas here will leave you breathless. Take a sunset cruise, rent a canoe, or if you’re willing to splurge, take a helicopter flight for the greatest observation points. There are various swimming holes and waterfalls to visit, including the famed Edith Falls.

Book around the weather

Darwin is blessed with beautiful weather year-round, so there’s no need to worry about timing your visit around the seasons. However, if you are hoping to catch a specific event, such as the Mindil Beach Sunset Market, it is best to check the schedule in advance and book your tickets accordingly.

The Wet Season (November to April)
Darwin’s wet season is marked by high humidity, monsoonal rainfall, and storms. Temperatures average between 25 and 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and humidity can exceed 80 percent. January is the wettest month of the rainy season, although many believe it to be the most beautiful season. The combination of sunny days and afternoon storms is ideal for the growth of animals and plants. From October through December is the season for lightning storms, and coastal restaurants and cafes are packed with locals eager to witness the spectacle.

The Dry Season (May to October)
The dry season occurs between May and October. Temperatures vary from 17 to 23 degrees and are marked by warm, sunny, dry days and cold evenings. This is the ideal time to explore Darwin’s more isolated places, which are frequently inaccessible during the wet season.

5 Must-see Destinations in Darwin

Mindil Beach Sunset Market
This market is known for its wonderful array of food and arts, as well as Darwin’s cultural melting pot, which is enhanced by the setting sun. Among the more than two hundred individual booths, you’ll find everything from handmade jewellery to authentic Thai cuisine. It will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable parts of your trip to Darwin if you decide to stop by here.

Florence Falls
The twin cascades of Florence Falls, found inside Litchfield National Park, are a breathtaking sight any time of year, but especially during the summer. One can take in the scenery of the waterfalls before cooling off in the plunge pool, reached by descending 160 steps. The Buley Rockhole, a network of waterfalls and waterholes frequented by wildlife during the rainy season, is located nearby.

Darwin Harbour
A trip to Darwin Harbour is a must if you want to experience the Northern Territories golden hour. Visit the harbour for a final vista before calling it a day of sightseeing in the tropics. Sunsets at Dripstone Cliffs and East Point Reserve are spectacular, and both are great places to enjoy a picnic in the evening.

Crocosaurus Cove
If you’re going to the Top End, don’t you want to see some crocodiles up close and personal? Come to Crocosaurus Cove, where you can see massive crocodiles chowing down, and then grab a fishing rod to help feed the little ones. There are numerous vantage points from which to observe the aquatic life, and those who are feeling very adventurous can even swim alongside crocodiles in the Cage of Death.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
If you’re interested in the history and culture of the Top End, pay a visit to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. The museum covers a wide range of topics, including the history of Aboriginal peoples, the British colonisation of Australia, and the development of Darwin as a city. The art gallery has a rotating selection of exhibitions, many of which feature the work of local Aboriginal artists.

FAQs

Campervan rental Darwin rates vary depending on the season and demand. For an accurate quote, please use our booking engine.

Yes, we offer pick-up and drop-off outside of office hours for your convenience. Please arrange this with our team when you make your booking. You can contact our reservations team at reservations@travellers-autobarn.com or 1 800 674 374.

Our campers come with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable camping stay. Rental options for camper vans are listed here.

At Travellers Autobarn you can rent a variety of vehicles that meet your specific needs, please refer to our Campervan Hire page to review which vehicles are fitted with kitchen facilities.

We do not currently have any campervan vehicles fitted with toilets.

Before you do your grocery shopping, make sure to pick up your camper first. In this way, you will be able to assess exactly how much room is available in the fridge and pantry. Once you have your camper, we suggest you head to the Winnellie Supermarket at Stuart Hwy., Winnellie NT 0820 (1.8 km away from our Darwin branch).

IMPORTANT – you are not covered for any roof top damage of your vehicle so please avoid driving/parking in any undercover car parks or any car parks which have height restrictions.

If you are a new resident or visitor of the Northern Territory (NT), you may drive with your interstate or international licence for up