Thrifty Car Rental

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TTE recommended
Top End Car Hire

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Open Hours: Darwin (Stuart Park): 0730 to 1730 Monday to Friday, 0730 to 1300 Saturday, 0800 to 1200 Sunday, 0800 to 1400 most Public Holidays Alice Springs City: 0800 to 1700 Monday to Friday, 0800 to 1200 Saturday & Sunday, 0800 to 1200 most Public Holidays.


When you book through Tourism Top End you will receive unlimited kilometres (minimum 2 day hire). Bookings direct with Thrifty or through the Thrifty website will receive 100km per day.

We have a large range of passenger vehicles & 4wds.

2WD, AWD and small SUV vehicles are not permitted to be driven on unsealed roads; you must keep the vehicle on bitumen/paved roads only. All Thrifty vehicles are NOT allowed to be driven on any beaches. We allow our large 4wds to travel along the Mereenie Loop Road, Gibb River Rd & Spring Creek Track (Damage Recovery Fees cannot be reduced for travel on these roads). Access is DENIED to areas listed: -Jim Jim and Twin Falls, Access to Arnhem Land including Gurig/Cobourg National Park, Central Arnhem Road to Gove beyond Bulman. Kimberley Region: Mitchell Plateau and Kalumburu, Kalumburu Road North of Drysdale River Station, Canning Stock Route, Tanami Track (including Wolfe Creek Crater, Broome: Cable Beach, any roads south of Eighty Mile Beach -Central Australia: Tanami Track west of Rabbit Flat, Gunbarrell Highway, Plenty/Donahue Highway, Canning Stock Route and the Strzlecki Track, With Thrifty’s written consent and knowledge, you can travel on the Oodnadatta Track and Birdsville Track only when travelling with another vehicle -Other Areas: Outside of the Northern Territory or Western Australian borders without Thrifty’s prior consent -Any Aboriginal lands which require a permit unless Thrifty have given prior written approval upon submission of a valid entry permit, entry to Aboriginal Land without a permit is illegal. It is important to advise TTE on booking and Thrifty when renting your vehicle, where you are planning to travel. There are areas where Thrifty vehicles are prohibited from going as well as areas where your TTE representative will be able to advise you on must know information for travelling into these specific areas.

Map & Directions

64 Stuart Highway, Stuart Park, NT, 0801


Pick Up Locations:
Darwin (64 Stuart Highway, Stuart Park), Darwin Downtown (50 Mitchell St-under the Value Inn), Darwin Airport (Terminal Building). Darwin Contact: 08 8924 0000
Alice Springs City (71 Hartley St), Alice Springs Airport (Terminal Building). Alice Springs Contact: 08 8952 9999
Ayers Rock (Visitor Information Centre), Ayers Rock Airport (Terminal Building). Ayers Rock Contact: 08 8956 2030
Please advise preferred pick up location when booking.
Complimentary collections from some Darwin city hotels may be possible, on request only, during office hours only.


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Fees Cancellation of four wheel drive bus & commercial reservations less than 14 days prior to rental will incur a $330.00 fee or rental cost (whichever is lower).

For cancellations of conventional vehicle reservations outside 7 days from date of pick up for Darwin there is no charge however should there be a cancellation inside 7 days from date of pick up a $220 cancellation fee or rental cost (whichever is lower) is applicable. 14 days notice is required for all other Thrifty NT locations.

No refunds are due from Thrifty for any unused portions of pre-booked rental once travel has commenced eg if vehicle is returned earlier than was booked and confirmed.

Noshow Reservations
No Show fees will be charged on all vehicles in all cities the fees will be advised in writing if a no-show occurs.

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