4 Wheel Drive Hire in Darwin
Darwin situated on the Timor Sea and the capital of northern territory, Australia. Darwin is a city where you can find mixture of both cultural places as well modern buildings and also some cosmopolitan culture as well. Darwin is the perfect tourist destination.
At Aussie Campervans we offer a range of 4WD vehicles for hire from 4WD Campers to 4WD Cars suitable for the rugged Australian terrain. Our qualified team strive to give you the best possible 4WD adventure experience. We offer the most competitive rates possible and you will find special offers advertised throughout the year.
Book your 4WD Camper hire or 4WD Car rental with Aussie Campervans for competitive prices and vehicles maintained and serviced to high industry standard.
Attractions & Things to Do with your 4WD Camper
Kakadu National Park
Jim Jim and Twin Falls are the 2 most talk about in the Top End and definitely worth visiting. Access to both the falls is off the Kakadu Highway along a 4WD only road. You will have to access 10 km of soft sand to Jim Jim and a further 10 km of 4WD track takes you out to Twin Falls. When you drive your 4WD rental towards Twin Falls you will have to cross the Jim Jim Creek. You will find white posts markings available to guide you across the creek. Please remember to check water level before crossing. Allow two hours driving time one way to Jim Jim and a further 45 minutes to Twin Falls.
Jim Jim Falls cascades more than 200m straight off the edge of the escarpment. Best time to visit is during the early dry season (around May and June) as soon as the road reopens. The falls often stop flowing later in the season and will certainly look less impressive.
Twin Falls is another 10 km 4WD hire drive from Jim Jim plus you will also have to cross the Jim Jim Creek. From the car park its a short walk to a short boat cruise. There is also a boardwalk and one can trek around and over rocks. A moderate level of fitness is required and we recommend that it is unsuitable for small children (under 5) unless they have undertaken similar bushwalks previously. Swimming is not allowed at Twin Falls however you can swim and relax in the Jim Jim pools.
You will find the 4WD rental drive to Twin Falls most rewarding especially with the Falls cascading into a pool with sandy beach. This is a very popular spot to spend the day far away from the bustle of Darwin and relax taking in the sights and sounds of nature. For the more adventurous try climbing to the top of the falls for a stunning vista. Please be careful as many accidents have occurred here. Both Jim Jim and Twin Falls are inaccessible in the Wet Season especially after the first big rains.
During the dry season the rock formations are still worth seeing, but the massive torrent of water that makes the falls an attraction is often missing. This area is open for 4WD access only from June to November each year. Entry to the Falls is free.
Bilbilkimbi and Graveside Gorge
This area is not listed on most maps and this beautiful and remote part of the park can only be accessed via a difficult 4WD track. The 44km one way 4WD rental trip takes around 2 hours but leads to one of Kakadus most rugged and diverse environments. Here you will find an attractive rockhole with a number of crystal clear waterholes upstream. This is a very remote and pristine area and you can spend all day exploring, swimming. There is also plenty to see and do for those interested in bird watching and photography or just relax in this peaceful wilderness environment.
This trip to the Gorge will take an up an entire day but if you have more time we recommend you camp here for a couple of days to really explore the area. Note: Crocodiles inhabit this area so always check with the Visitors Centre regarding safe places to swim!!. Graveside Gorge is a remote scenic area with beautiful waterfalls, plunge pools and great hikes. Experience a totally peaceful environment that remains untouched and never crowded. Note - a permit is required for an overnight stay here so discuss this back at the Bowah Centre or at the Park Entrance when you first arrive.
At various times during the year, Graveside Gorge will be closed to visitors and only open for use by the Traditional Owners of the area.
Litchfield National Park
This National Park is an easy 2 hours 4wd rental self drive from Darwin City offers spectacular waterfalls and abundant native fauna and flora. Litchfield National Park is the most attractive and popular park in the Top End and offers all year round swimming and hiking.