Frequently asked questions

Venue and Opening Hours

What time can I come into the venue?

Hidden Valley Raceway will open at the following hours:

Friday 18th June for Nitro Up North at 5pm

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June at 7am

Where is Hidden Valley located?

Approximately 10kms from Darwin CBD


Is there public transport to Hidden Valley?

There is a dedicated bus service from throughout Darwin to the venue, please check back here closer to the event for the full timetable

Is there public car parking available?

There is free public parking at the venue located at Gate 3

Ticketing info

I purchased my ticket online, can I pick it up before the event?

Tickets are electronic and will be emailed to you.

Why haven't I received my ticket from Ticketek yet?

Ticketek sends out event tickets approximately 4 weeks prior to the event. 

Can I purchase a ticket at an outlet?

All tickets are available online or at the gate.

Why did I not get a Hot Pass souvenir ticket this year?

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.

Can I purchase a concession ticket?

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.

Does my ticket get me into the Nitro Up North?

All valid entry tickets for Friday allow access to the drags.

What ticket do I need for the Saturday night concert?

All valid entry for Saturday allow access to the after racing concert.

What ticket do my kids need?

Children under the age of 13 are free to enter the venue in general admission areas, however they must be accompanied at all times by their ticket holding parent or guardian. Please note children require ticketing for hospitality and grandstands.

Will I get a refund if I cannot travel due to COVID-19 travel restrictions?

If you are in a declared Hot Spot and cannot travel due to COVID-19, please contact


Who do I contact about access for people with a disability?

Darwin Triple Crown welcomes people with a disability, please get in touch with us via the contact page or and we can assist with any logistics.

What’s the site like for getting around?

It can be challenging as we are in a Valley, there will be a dedicated accessible shuttle that can transport you around the venue. Ask gate staff when you arrive and they will be able to call it for you.

Will there be an accessible viewing area for people with a disability?

Yes there is a viewing area on the Terraces, we will produce a map highlighting the services for people with disabilities that will be at the gates when you arrive. If you want to plan please email, us at and we can send it to you.

What can I bring?

Can I bring in food and drink?

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

What items can’t I bring in?

Shade structures, alcohol, glass, illegal substances, fireworks or flares, laser pointers, weapons or resemblance of weapons, including knives, firearms, 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, whistlers, air horns and loud hailers.

Can I bring my own fold up chair?

Yes, we encourage patrons to bring their own chairs. Hidden Valley is a natural amphitheatre with plenty of natural and temporary shade throughout the General Admission areas.

General Information

Will there be big screens to watch the action?

Yes to make sure you don’t miss any of the action there are seven big screens positioned throughout the venue.

What is the radio frequency if I want to bring a pocket radio?

Live radio commentary of the racing is available on 96.1FM.

Is this event COVID safe?

The event will take place in line with an approved COVID-19 Management Plan, which can be adapted accordingly as the COVID-19 situation evolves.