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Katherine to Tennant Creek
Departs every Wednesday
Katherine BP CarparkCheck in11:30
Larrimah(On demand)14:15
Daly WatersHiway Inn15:45
Renner Springs(On demand)18:45
Tennant CreekBP20:30
Tennant Creek to Darwin via Katherine
Departs every Thursday
Tennan Creek BPCheck in7:30
Tennant CreekDepart8:00
Renner Springs(On demand)9:45
Daly WatersHiway Inn12:45
Larrimah(On demand)14:15
MatarankaBP Roadhouse15:00
Katherine (Check-in)BP Carpark16:00
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.

Tennant CreekElliottHi-Way InnLarrimahMatarankaKatherine
Tennant Creek$80$100$110$150$160
Hi-Way Inn$100$80$70$90$100
Palmerston$200$180$150$130$110 $90


Bodhi Bus interchange in Katherine


Tennant Creek, Northern Territory: A Hidden Oasis in the Heart of Australia

Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is the fifth largest town in the Northern Territory and located on the Stuart Highway, just south of the intersection with the western terminus of the Barkly Highway.ennant Creek is a town that offers a unique blend of rugged outback charm, rich history, and the promise of authentic Australian experiences.

Tennant Creek: An Outback Oasis:

Tennant Creek, situated in the Northern Territory, is an oasis in the Australian outback. Surrounded by vast desert landscapes, it serves as a gateway to the Red Centre, offering travelers a taste of authentic Australian outback life. The town is steeped in history and is a testament to the resilience of those who have called this remote region home.

Welcome to Tennant Creek sign

Getting from Darwin to Tennant Creek :

For travelers seeking to explore Tennant Creek, the journey from Katherine is an adventure in itself. The drive from Darwin to Tennant Creek spans approximately 1000 kilometers, taking you through the heart of the Northern Territory’s outback.

As you venture from Darwin to Tennant Creek, you’ll witness the transformation of the landscape from lush to arid. The journey offers glimpses of the vast and ancient Australian outback, 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.