Darwin International Airport is the only airport that serves the tropical capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin. Serving over 1.7 million passengers a year, thanks to its prime location to Southeast Asian countries it has been targeted for development into a major Asian hub.
HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for a Darwin airport car hire so that wherever you decide to go, your stay in Australia is stress-free from day one. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Inside Darwin Airport
The site of Darwin Airport was used initially as an airfield, spurred by the famous England to Australia air race in 1919, and in the second half of the 20th century became an important Northern Territory Airport for airlines and passengers. After Cyclone Tracy flattened Darwin in 1974, much of the city was evacuated through the airport, and in 1991, a new passenger terminal with four aerobridges was opened.
Today, Darwin Airport has scheduled flights around Australia and Southeast Asia, and the one terminal used for both domestic and international services has several food outlets and shops for passengers’ convenience.
Taking a car hire from Darwin Airport
The location of the airport, located just 13 kilometers north of downtown Darwin, means that you can immediately take advantage of the excellent road network with a car rental Darwin Airport and through into Australia, a dazzlingly diverse country that features stunning scenery and multicultural melting-pot cities. Driving in and around Darwin is mandatory as the distances can be great, and as parking charges are high around the airport, taking a car hire Darwin Airport is widely seen as a sound and more affordable option, even for locals.
The gateway to some of the country’s most awe inspiring natural attractions, in a country full of them, Darwin is home to the spectacular waterfalls of Litchfield National Park and the wetlands and wildlife of Kakadu National Park.
You can also easily access roads that lead into the rest of Australia and on to all the major cities in the area, such as Cairns, found at the end of a long but rewarding coastal drive, with a speed, convenience and personal freedom that public transportation just can’t beat. There is so much to see in this part of the world, and a car hire Darwin airport can make this journey a reality.