4x4 Hire from Darwin

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 14:36
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I am looking to hire a 4X4 in Sept to travel around for 2 weeks.
Has anyone had experience doing this? Is so can you give me some tips of what and who. I want to be able to go off road, so a 4x4 is a must. It would only be for my wife and myself.
Thanks in advance
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Reply By: JimDi - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 15:26

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 15:26
Hi Wato,
Have just returned from a trip that took in Darwin, Kakadu and then over to the Kimberley.
I have my own vehicle but whilst travelling I noticed that Apollo has a small 4WD motorhome that seemed to be popular with couples both Australian and OS tourists.
At Mitchell Fall campground I noticed about six of them dotted around the place same at Kakadu. So they seemed to handle the rougher roads quite well.

I have no idea of cost or where they were hired from but it might pay to start with Apollo.
Regards
Jim
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Follow Up By: wato35 - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 15:33

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 15:33
Thanks, I will check then out.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 18:02

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 18:02
I hired from Apollo Darwin at Easter and found them good to deal with
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Reply By: Jeremy W - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 20:14

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 20:14
When we lived in the Alice I spoke with people hiring 4WD's.

Please check out the conditions of hiring eg. Not allowed to drive on dirt roads.

Driving after dark.

Enormous insurance loadings.

.please check.

Jerry.
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Follow Up By: wato35 - Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 07:41

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 07:41
Thanks Jerry
There are certain roads you cannot take a 4x4, but not the ones we want to take. Driving after dark, well that's beer o'clock anyway, so the keys stay in the pocket.
I am checking with my insurance company to cover the gap.
Thanks for the reminder.
Wato
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Follow Up By: Jeremy W - Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 10:51

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 10:51
Re: " ... to cover the gap ...

Had to do a double take on that one. Insurance cover to drive through the Gap ( Hevitree Gap) ?? No! It is gap in cover the difference between what the company covers and what you would like to be covered.

For your imagination:

Once we got a flood in ASp. ( about 9" of rain in the Charles River catchment) the next morning the water in the Todd R. was high enough to reach the train line passing through The Gap. Just imagine this when you drive through the Gap.

Jerry.
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Follow Up By: wato35 - Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 10:58

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 10:58
Sorry, yes it is the $5000 insurance excess liability we would have to pay in case of an accident.
We are checking with our Insurance company and I believe they will cover that for a lot less then if you took it out with the rental company.
Wato
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