Explore our bus routes to Minyerri and Ngukurr (Dry Season June 4th onwards) and check all the information's for your next trip. Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information.

Darwin to Minyerri, Ngukurr via Katherine
Departs every Tuesday and Saturday
Darwin (Palmerston)Bus Exchange (check in)7:30
Darwin (Palmerston)Bus Exchange (depart)8:00
Check in KatherineBP Carpark11:30
Depart KatherineBP Carpark12:00
MatarankaShell Mataranka13:15
Jilkminggan (on demand)Old Shop14:00
Roper Valley Stn (on demand)Near front gate15:00
MinyerriCouncil Office15:30
Urapunga on demandRoper Bar T/O17:45




Ngukurr, Minyerri to Darwin via Katherine
Departs every Wednesday and Sunday
Check in NgukurrFootball Oval7:30
Depart NgukurrFootball Oval08:00
Urapunga on demand08:30
MinyerriCouncil Office10:30
Roper Valley Stn (on demand)Near front gate11:15
Jilkminggan (on demand)Old Shop14:00
MatarankaShell Roadhouse14:30
Katherine drop offBP Carpark15:45
Depart KatherineBP Carpark16:30
Arrive Darwin (Palmerston)Bus exchange20:30

Please be ready at your location 30 minutes prior to departure for check in. Ticket prices are one fare and are based on lowest possible rates. Children 3 years and under are free of charge. Please refer to Terms and Conditions below for more information.

NgukurrUrapunga R Bar T/OMinyerriRoper Valley StnJilkmingganMatarankaKatherine
Urapunga R Bar T/O$40$90$80$90$100$110
Roper Valley Stn$90$80$40$70$80$90


Bodhi Bus interchange in Katherine


Minyerri and Ngukurr, NT: A Dual Journey into Indigenous Culture and Remote Wilderness

Minyerri and Ngukurr: Twin Cultural Oases in the Northern Territory:

Minyerri and Ngukurr, both located in the Northern Territory, are twin cultural oases amidst the Australian outback. Surrounded by vast desert landscapes and lush riverbanks, these towns provide a unique window into the traditions and stories of the Mara and Gudanji peoples, who have nurtured this land for countless generations.

Welcome to Ngukurr sign

Travelling to Minyerri from Katherine:

Minyerri is a town located 240 km south-east of Katherine, Northern Territory. The town has a population of 400 people, and is part of the Roper Gulf Shire Council area. The languages spoken in this community include Alawa, Kriol and English.

Getting to Ngukurr from Darwin:

For travelers seeking to explore Ngukurr, the journey from Katherine is an adventure in itself. The drive from Darwin to this town spans approximately 600 kilometers, taking you through the heart of the Northern Territory’s wilderness.

As you venture from Darwin to Minyerri and Ngukurr, you’ll witness the transformation of the landscape from lush greenery to arid outback and finally to the fertile riverbanks. The journey offers glimpses of the vast Australian wilderness, with opportunities to stop and appreciate the unique beauty of the region.

Terms and Conditions


  • All fares are inclusive of GST.
  • All fares are subject to change without prior notice.
  • One infant under 3 years can travel free of charge providing they are accompanied by a full fare paying adult.
  • All children between the ages of 0 – 14years are to be accompanied by an adult.
    Children over the age of 15 years will be regarded as an adult.
  • Centrepay bookings – if requested, must present a valid Pension Concession card or Income Statement issued by Centrelink upon check in.
  • Purchase orders are accepted upon application from private businesses, organisations and Government departments. An invoice will be issued after travel is finalised, final payment is due 14 days from date of invoice.

Booking Fees

  • Katherine Coaches do not charge a booking fee at the present time.

Cancellation policy

  • Full fare charges will apply to individuals, private businesses, organisations, and Government Departments where a seat has been prepaid or a seat reserved, unless notice of cancellation is provided to Katherine Coaches 24 hours prior to time of departure, on any of our regular route services.
  • Where a service is cancelled by Katherine Coaches due to unforeseen operational circumstances such as flooding, the client will be notified as soon as possible and an alternative service offered at no extra charge to the client. Katherine Coaches will not be responsible for any costs incurred by passengers as a result of cancellation.

Terms of Travel

  • Departure and arrival times are approximate and dependent on road conditions and number of pickups and drop offs required for the service.
  • Smoking, drugs and or the consumption of alcohol is not permitted on any of ours or our contractors vehicles.
  • Violence, disorderly conduct and aggression will not be tolerated on ours or our contractor’s vehicles, or dispatch areas.
  • Katherine Coaches and its contractors reserves the right to refuse travel, or remove from ours or our contractor’s vehicles, any Passenger that we or our staff believe (acting reasonably) is intoxicated by drugs and/or alcohol and who may, or may not, pose a potential threat to themselves, others or property.

Luggage Policy

  • Per passenger one bag minimum and two bags maximum. NO large items E.G. TV’s, large push bike’s, electric cars and ETC – and all these item’s need to be in original packaging.
  • If these items need to travel, there will be freight charges applied at the passenger’s expense. Katherine Coaches staff will take all the care but no responsibility of these items.

Special Needs and Assistance

Our drivers are permitted to provide basic assistance to passengers i.e. a steadying arm, helping hand. Passengers who wish to travel on Katherine Coaches must be able to understand and act upon directions given to them by the driver, passengers should not require any additional assistance beyond that normally offered to all passengers.
If a passenger requires assistance to:

  • Transfer to/from the vehicle or into/out of seats
  • Attend toiletry facilities
  • Administration of medicines and/or medical procedures

the passenger does not meet the conditions to travel independently.
Passengers who do not meet the conditions to travel independently will require a Carer to accompany them.
*Please note if a passenger attempts travel who does not meet the independent travel conditions, Katherine Coaches reserves the right to refuse travel. Prepaid fares will remain open dated for alternative travel arrangements to be made.