Approximately 10km from Darwin CBD.
Transport and Getting Here
There is a dedicated free bus service from various pick-up points in Darwin to the venue, please check back here closer to the event for the full timetable.
There is plenty of free public parking at Hidden Valley.
Most major domestic airlines fly into Darwin from capital cities several times a week. Keep an eye out for airfare sales by visiting airlines' websites.
Darwin is quite compact and easy to get around. Taxis, a shuttle bus and rideshare services are available for the airport, and e-scooters and e-bikes are available in the city. Hidden Valley is a 10-minute drive from the city, and a free bus service runs to the venue during the event.
COVID-19 Event Information
The event will take place in line with an approved COVID-19 Event Safety Management Plan.
Get excited about all the amazing things you can do here - and visit www.coronavirus.nt.gov.au for the latest information about visiting the Territory.
Following the latest Chief Health Officer Directions, proof of vaccination is no longer required to attend the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown. We will continue to follow the latest health advice as it evolves in relation to events.
We welcome people of all abilities to the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown. For any questions regarding accessibility, get in touch with us via our contact page or at email@example.com.
We offer a dedicated accessible shuttle bus at Hidden Valley for event attendees to get around the venue. Simply ask for our gate staff when you arrive on site and they will be able to call it for you.
Yes, there is an accessible viewing area on the Terraces. We will have maps highlighting this space that can be collected at the gates when you arrive. To receive a copy of the map in advance, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send it to you directly.
What can I bring?
Yes, pack a picnic! Please note you can bring in a bottle of sealed water only or bring an empty bottle and fill up at one of our refill stations. If you're still hungry, we have a great range of catering options available to suit all tastes.
Shade structures, alcohol, glass, illegal substances, fireworks or flares, laser pointers, weapons or resemblance of weapons (including knives, firearms and blunt offensive objects), projectile items (including balls, frisbees, rackets or similar objects), bicycles, skateboards, political or offensive materials, recording devices (for commercial purposes), animals (other than service dogs) and musical instruments or noise makers including drums, whistles, air horns and loud hailer.
Yes, we are encouraging fans to bring their own chairs. Hidden Valley is a natural amphitheatre with plenty of natural and temporary shade throughout the venue.
Yes, to make sure you don't miss any of the action there are big screens positioned throughout the venue.
Live radio commentary of the racing is available on 96.1FM.
Merlin Darwin Triple Crown fans want as much on-track action as possible, so in 2021 we added Nitro Up North to the program. Everyone loved it, so this year we are bringing you not one but two nights of fast and furious drags entertainment.