Spectator Information

  • Finke Street Party & Night Markets

    The 'Finke Street Party & Night Markets' will be held on Thursday 6 June in the heart of Alice Springs on Todd Street. Highlights of the Official Kick Off Party for 2019 include:

    • SHOWTIME FMX: Epic Stunt Performances at 5:45pm, 7:00pm & 8:00pm (on Todd Street, outside of Bojangles and The Rock Bar)
    • SIGNING TABLE: Meet some of the competitors who are ready to face the adventure of the 2019 Tatts Finke Desert Race from 7pm on the Town Council Lawns
    • WIN!: Win a Double Pass for a VIP Helicopter Joy Flight over Prologue on Race Weekend 2019
    • KIDS ZONE:: Hang out with the 2019 Finke Ambassador Team to fill out some fun (& informative) safety activity books ahead of Australia’s Ultimate Desert Race
    • LIVE MUSIC: Catch Wolfpack Amadeus playing live music from 5pm - 9pm at the Reflection Pond (Top End of the Todd Mall, near Sporties Restaurant)
    • MOVIE SCREENING: Watch a screening of the 2018 Official Finke Documentary at 7pm on the Church Lawns (Middle of the Todd Mall). Free popcorn, mats and chairs provided

  • General Information

    Spectator information is available here as a PDF download. The document may be updated from time to time.

  • Maps & Diagrams

    Maps and diagrams of the track and the venues are available here for download as a PDF. Also available is a KML file of the track which can be used in Google Earth and may be useful in some navigation devices.

  • Road Closures

    Parts of the racetrack are public roads which are officially closed during racing, therefore most campers will set up Saturday and stay put until racing is over on Monday afternoon. See link for detailed locations and times. The first 80km of road before Checkpoint 1 (Deep Well) remains open at all times.

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