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How to travel around the Northern Territory on a budget

Are you suffering from wanderlust yet have the bank account of a uni student? Don’t worry, we have the perfect solution for anyone who is wanting to do a self-drive holiday without the major cost of car hire.

Very often a traveller hires a car to get from point A to point B. But what happens when the car needs to go back to where it came from or go to another depot?

That’s where you come in. Using sites like and you can become the delivery driver for a nominal price or in some cases for free!

For example…you can pick up a car in Darwin and drive through Kakadu, stay overnight at the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, hop on a Kakadu Tourism 4WD Adventure Tour, all whilst on your way to drop it off the car in Adelaide! And if it’s a campervan, pull up for the night at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu at one of the powered sites, take an unforgettable journey on a Yellow Water Cruise, and be on your way all in two days. You will need to have a valid driver’s licence and be prepared to have an open mind… for the open road could take you anywhere!

Of course we encourage you to read the fine print and make sure you understand your obligations and level of insurance cover.

How to get to Darwin

But what about the flights to Darwin we hear you say? Don't worry, Jetstar have you covered at the moment. Darwin is on sale now thanks to The Amazing Race and flights are available from as little as $89 one way!* But hurry because the sale ends 5th December 2019. As with any sale there are restrictions on travel times so make sure you check the terms and conditions . But if you are a free spirit and like to jump at an exciting holiday opportunity or you simply want to treat yourself or a loved one to a holiday as a Christmas present, make sure you take advantage of this brilliant offer.

Now that you know one of the secrets of the universe, if you’ve always wanted to visit Kakadu National Park and other parts of this amazing country we live in, you can! We hope to see you soon.

*Brisbane to Darwin. Sale ends 11.59 pm AEDT 5/12/2019 unless sold out prior. One-way, excludes checked baggage. Selected travel dates and conditions apply. Information correct at time of publication. Kakadu Tourism takes no responsibility for any changes to sale information or pricing and is not affiliated with Jetstar for commercial gain.

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