Darlala Motel Location and Contact Details – Ngukurr

The Darlala Motel is situated in Ngukurr, nestled on top of a ridge with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. The location offers a magnificent sunset vista.

The township of Ngukurr is located on the Roper River in South East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. It is situated 650 kms south east of Darwin via Katherine which is the closest regional centre some 310 kms away via the Stuart and Roper Highways.


The travelling time between Katherine and Ngukurr usually takes 3.5 to 4 hours. The last 70km’s of the 310km drive from Katherine to Ngukurr is on an unsealed road. We recommend travelling in day light only as the road is treacherous with many wild animals and cattle sharing the road and two river crossings. In addition, road trains operate frequently on the single lane Roper Highway.

Note: All vehicles must pull off the road to allow for an oncoming road train or heavy vehicle to pass. Do not attempt to overtake a road train.


As you enter Ngukurr take the first right hand turn (keeping the school on your right) the motel is 250 meters ahead on the right.


The road is usually open during the dry season. The new bridges for Roper river and Wilton crossing are now open, making travelling out to Ngukurr, especially during the wet season, much easier.  Please ensure you check the conditions before attempting the drive in the wet season, as parts of the road can be closed.


Ngukurr has a sealed, all year accessible airstrip.


The Ngukurr General Store stocks a large range of supplies and fuel for your convenience. For a quick snack, there is also a takeaway. Located across from the town football oval, trading hours are:

Monday-Tuesday: 9am-5pm (closed 12-12.30)

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am-7pm (closed 12-12.30)

Saturday: 9am-5pm(closed 12-12.30)

Sunday: 9am-2pm


Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm

Saturday & Sunday: 2pm-9pm

For Bookings and Motel Reception:

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Phone: 0400 804 548

Email: darlala@darlalamotel.com.au

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