Getting to the Races
There is no denying that Darwin is a distant tropical paradise in the far north. Check out the websites below to get some great details on flights and also consider taking the Ghan, a true outback experience.
The worlds leading long distance airline and main passenger carrier in Australia, to check availability of flights check out their website. http://www.qantas.com.au.
Jetstar is one of Australia's best low fares airline. Their aim is to provide consistent low fares to leisure travellers. http://www.jetstar.com.au.
Dubbed the low cost airline of the industry, compare their prices and flight availability on their website. http://www.virginblue.com.au.
Boarding The Ghan in Adelaide or Darwin, experience one of the most fascinating great train journeys of the world. Connections are available on the Indian Pacific and The Overland for guests travelling to or from Sydney and Melbourne. http://www.gsr.com.au.
The racecourse is approximately a 7 min drive from the CBD. There are a number of transport options available to our valued patrons.
Darwin Radio Taxi's
Telephone: (08) 8985 0720
Darwin Private Hire Cars
Telephone: (08) 8981 2222
Avis Car Rental can assist with car hire requirements for the duration of your stay in Darwin
Airport Shuttle Bus
There is an airport shuttle bus which will drop you off or pick you up from nearly anywhere in the city. However, you must book one day in advance when travelling to the airport.
Telephone: (08) 8981 5066
Darwin Public Bus Service
The public bus service is friendly and very reliable, for information on timetables visit their website. On Carlton Draught Darwin Cup Day, the NT Government run a free bus service to the track from Palmerston, Casuarina and the CBD. http://www.nt.gov.au.
We recommend our members and the public utilise public transport during the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival to alleviate the traffic congestion. Don’t forget the FREE public bus service operating from the CBD, Palmerston and Casuarina on Ladies Day, Darwin Airport Resort Palmerston Sprint Day and Darwin Cup Day. (For further information you can also check local guides and Sundays edition of the NT News on Cup weekend).
Darwin Turf Club provides parking during standard race meetings & Carnival.
The main entrance accessible off Dick Ward Drive Fannie Bay boasts ample parking for Members and Non Members on our normal and feature racedays.
Darwin Cup Carnival
Due to the volume of cars over this period the Darwin Turf Club has made the inside of the track (centrefield) available for public parking. Access via Playford or Douglas Street and follow the signs to access the car park entry. This area is open on all Carnival race days from 9.30am - 7.00pm. On Cup Day, centrefield car parking opens at 7.30am. Cars left in centrefield overnight may be collected the following day between 9.30am - 1.00pm only.
The carpark accessed off Dick Ward Drive is reserved for Darwin Turf Club Members only and cars not displaying the DTC Member car pass will be turned away.
We recommend our members and the public utilise public transport on these days to alleviate the traffic congestion. Don’t forget the FREE public bus service operating from the CBD, Palmerston and Casuarina on Darwin Cup Day. (For further information you can also check local guides and Sundays edition of the NT News on Cup weekend).