Venue and Opening Hours
The Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex will open at:
• ·Friday, 18 June for Nitro Up North at 5pm (gates open at 10am for viewing of practice sessions by the Supercars, Australian Superbikes and Stadium Super Trucks)
• ·Saturday, 19 June and Sunday, 20 June at 7am
Approximately 10kms 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 free public parking at the venue located at Gate 3.
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.
Taxis and busses are available from the airport to travel into Darwin City. Hidden Valley is approximately 10 minutes from Darwin City with tourist attractions, cafes and, restaurants also close by. Keep an eye out for free buses to Hidden Valley over the event weekend.
All tickets are electronic and will be emailed directly to you.
Ticketek sends out event tickets approximately four weeks prior to the event.
All tickets are available online from www.darwinsupercars.com.au or at the gate during the event weekend.
This year we have invested in an action-packed program with more motorsport than ever before, therefore no Souvenir Tickets will be available in 2021.
Concession tickets for students and pensioners can be purchased online or at the gate with appropriate ID. Please remember if you do purchase online, you will be required to show your ID at the gate.
All valid entry tickets for Friday allow access to the drag racing.
All valid entry tickets for Saturday allow access to the Saturday night concert.
Children aged 13 and under are free to enter the venue in general admission areas, however they must be always accompanied by their ticket-holding parent or guardian. Please note children require tickets for hospitality and grandstand areas.
COVID-19 Event Information
The event will take place in line with an approved COVID-19 Event Safety Management Plan, which will adapted accordingly as the COVID-19 situation evolves.
If you are in an area that is declared a Hot Spot by the Northern Territory’s Chief Health Officer and cannot travel due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a ticket refund. Please contact Ticketek to discuss. Please download The Territory Check In App for more information. To download the app, click here.
Yes. We work closely with the Northern Territory Department of Health to ensure our events follow the latest COVID-19 protocols. The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown will be delivered in line with an approved COVID-19 Event Safety Plan which will take in the latest health recommendations.
Event organisers encourage attendees to stay COVID Safe by washing their hands as often as possible, keeping a safe distance from others and checking in using the Territory Check In App. To download the app, click here.
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 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 hailers.
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.