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Katherine Airport is located roughly 15kms south of the Northern Territory town of Katherine. No commercial flights fly in or out of the airport, although chartered flights sometimes use the facility. The airport also functions as the RAAF Base Tindal. The Northern Territory is beautiful but distances between towns are far, meaning car rental in Katherine Airport is well worth considering.
The airport has facilities to handle chartered flights as well as hangers for Air Force planes. There is a runway and parking facilities on the premises. Taxis can be booked to meet passengers on arrival or visitors can make use of the car rental agencies to book car hire in Katherine Airport.
This beautiful area of the country offers numerous wonderful attractions. Nitmiluk National Park is around 30 minutes' drive from the town and features the incredible Katherine Gorge and the Leliyn/Edith Falls. Excellent recreational activities such as hiking and canoeing can be enjoyed. Roughly 20 minutes' drive east is Cutta Cutta Caves National Park, while a little closer to the town centre is a museum and art gallery.
The Northern Territory has a tropical savannah climate, meaning Katherine experiences contrasting wet and dry seasons. Year-round temperatures are regularly well above the 30°C level; however, there is extremely high rainfall between December and March, and almost no rain between June and August. April and October experience showers which cool the air, and be comfortable times to visit.
An excellent way to explore the region is to pick up car rental, with Katherine being a gateway to the Northern Territory. Before travelling to this pretty little town, compare car hire online to find a vehicle to suit your budget and requirements. The car will be waiting at the airport, with the town just a 10-minute drive north on the Stuart Highway. This part of the highway has no speed limit and rarely experiences any traffic congestion.
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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).