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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Darwin?
If your trip to Darwin is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.Not far from the city center, Darwin Waterfront is one attraction you might like to consider adding to your to-do list. If you still have some space on your itinerary, Mindil Beach and Cullen Bay Marina will keep you occupied as well.
What are the best road trip destinations near Darwin?
If you’re on the hunt for other places in the region to explore, Bees Creek has no shortage of things to do. Situated 17 miles from Darwin, Darwin Crocodile Farm is one of the top attractions.
Where are the best beaches near Darwin?
Beaches can be excellent places to fly a kite. If it’s a windy day, why not usher the kids into the car and take a road trip to Casuarina Beach? It’s 8 miles from Darwin and is a terrific place for some family fun in the sun.
Where are the best convention centers near Darwin?
If you’re here to attend a corporate conference, you’ll find Darwin Convention Centre situated 0.5 miles away. When you get a break, make your way to a nearby café to grab a cup of coffee — socializing and networking can be quite exhausting.
What kind of rental car should I get for Darwin?
Some people find weaving through traffic in big cities challenging. But in a compact or economy car, those bustling Darwin streets will be a walk in the park. Prefer to spend your time exploring the surrounding sandy shores? Browse our selection of mid-size and full-size SUVs. With loads of room and more oomph under the hood, these larger cars will make those long, scenic drives even more unforgettable. Crossing off all the activities and attractions that Darwin is renowned for has never been easier with your own wheels.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Darwin?
For some of us, owning a luxury vehicle may be a little out of reach. But renting your dream car is well within your grasp! Experience the thrill of cruising around town in a fancy convertible, even if it’s only for a few days. Or maybe all you’re chasing is a set of wheels to bring you from point A to point B. Flashy or frugal? Either way, there’s a rental car to suit your style in Darwin.
What side of the road do they drive on in Darwin?
The left-hand side is where you’ll be cruising along in Darwin. The controls of your rental car here, such as the steering wheel and stick shift (if your car has manual transmission), will be on the opposite side of what you’re used to.
Is it difficult to park in Darwin?
You shouldn’t have any issues finding somewhere to park in Darwin. With loads of places to leave your ride, exploring the best of this destination is a cinch.
Does Darwin have peak-hour traffic?
As with many places, the roads are generally busy in the rush hours before and after work. However, with a population of roughly 129,100, traffic isn’t a big concern in Darwin.
Are there speed limits in Darwin?
While driving through the streets of Darwin, keep in mind that the speed limits range from 50km/h to 130km/h. Most residential areas are 50km/h unless indicated otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Northern Territory?
Most of the time, your rental company will bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may forward your contact details to the relevant local agency so they can send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Darwin?
Like many places, standard cell phone usage is prohibited while driving in Darwin. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just make sure you stay focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Darwin?
In Darwin, it is a punishable offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.05%. If you plan to have a few drinks, you’d be wise to leave your car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Darwin?
You aren’t permitted to turn at a red light in Darwin. If you come across one, take the opportunity to enjoy a mindful moment or two until the signal changes to green.
Are seat belts compulsory in Northern Territory?
They sure are. Although, there are a few exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation systems.

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