The vast landscapes of the Northern Territory are best explored by car. We compare cheap car rental in the Northern Territory, including many 4WD options for hitting the back roads. Simply enter your travel details into the search form above and we’ll find cheapest deals on the range of rental vehicles offered by all the major suppliers in the Northern Territory. All you need to do is pick the one you want. The whole booking process takes less than 5 minutes and when you book with us you get the following benefits too:
- No booking fees
- No cancellation fees
- Pay for your rental on pick-up (some exclusions apply)
We do our best to make it as easy as possible for our customers to find cheap car hire in the Northern Territory.
Car rental locations in the Northern Territory
To find a rental car in a specific location in the Northern Territory, such as Darwin or Alice Springs simply type your desired location into the “Pickup” field in the car rental comparison form above. Or, if you would like to get some more information about a location in the Northern Territory have a look at our car rental locations page. Here you will be able to choose a location that we have curated detailed information for. Our comparison engine is not limited to these locations so be sure to enter your desired location into the comparison form for the quickest results.
An introduction to the Northern Territory
The Northern Territory is the 3rd largest state or territory in Australia yet it is home to less than half the population of Tasmania (around 240,000 people). The NT has a rich history beginning some 40,000 years ago when indigenous Australians first settled in the area.
The top end of the Northern Territory enjoys a tropical climate with warm to hot temperatures all year round. There are however two distinct seasons one wet and one dry. The wet season spans from October to April so it is best to vist outside if these months. With much of the NT being desert the northern coastal region is where much of the action happens.
Darwin is the largest town in the Northern Territory and is a great place to kick off your adventure. It’s the regional centre of the top end and one of the most modern and culturally diverse cities in Australia.
There are many great experiences accessible from Darwin, including the stunning wilderness that is the Kakadu National Park. Renting a car is the perfect way to take in the tropical beauty of the Northern Territory. There are quite a few dirt roads so you might want to consider hiring a 4WD car.