If walking … It’s about 5 minutes to walk from Darwins Metro Bus Transit Station (along Harry Chan Ave) and also the main Darwin Festival (above ground) in the park and Browns Mart Theatre (beside the bus transit station). Just walk along Smith St away from the mall. When you get to the Esplanade cross over the street to Hughes Ave and walk down the hill about 50 meters till you find some stairs on the left. A mix of steps and paths leads down the steep incline right to the entrance of Tunnel Number Five.
If arriving by taxi … just ask for the WWII Oil Storage Tunnels in Kitchener Drive.
If driving … there’s free street parking but its very hard to find the right spot at night with all the restaurant dwellers.
However there’s free 2 hour parking available in multi-level carpark under the Vibe Hotel on Kitchener Drive, just up the road from the tunnels. Thereafter $2 for 3 hours, $4 for 4 hours
Meals and refreshments … can be found aplenty just across the road from Tunnel Number Five in the Waterfront Precinct. Also 5 minutes away, at the main Darwin Festival, there’s a wide range of excellent budget meals from stalls in the park as well as liquor, juices and other refreshments. If you’re eating before the performance … make sure to get to the venue at least 30 to 40 minutes early.
All performances commence at 7PM … Late entry is not possible until interval as it will seriously interfere with the performance. So will chatting or making noises near the entrance … especially as it’s also being recorded. Again … remember to get to the venue 30 to 40 minutes early. It takes time for everyone to get through ticketing, navigate the narrow access tunnels with folding chairs to the main Tunnel#5 … and then find a good position to set your chair up. The later you arrive … the closer you will be towards the extreme ends of the 172 meter tunnel.
Please Note … every concert requires the audience to BYO their own folding chairs. However there will be a limited number of seats for hire at the entrance for non Darwinites or those who forget to bring one.
Also … It’s quite hot in the tunnel venue so cool clothing is advised. All the fans will be on except during the 1st & 2nd brackets. There’s an interval of at least 20 minutes.