Outback to Island expedition

Enjoy the very best of the dramatic scenery and diverse experiences offered by the contrasts between Australia’s vast interior and its rugged coastlines. And there’s no better way to link them all together than by travelling on The Ghan Expedition.

Members from: $6,605 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $6,739 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Train Journeys

  • Destination


  • Supplier

    Great Southern Rail

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


  • Three nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily

  • Two days/one night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation and guided touring

  • Transfer from hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal

  • Four days/three nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and off train excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy

  • Transfer from Adelaide Parklands Terminal to Airport

  • Two days/two nights Kangaroo Island in Style tour including flights to and from the Island, accommodation and personalised touring

  • Three nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast daily

  • One day Northern Barossa Valley Voyager


Day 1: Arrive Darwin

The starting point of your journey is the tropical capital of the north where you’ll check in to your overnight accommodation.

OVERNIGHT: Hilton Darwin

Day 2: Darwin to Kakadu National Park

As you travel along the Arnhem Highway, the excitement level escalates. Soon you’ll be in the heart of Kakadu National Park enjoying a full day of immersive experiences. You’ll cruise the Yellow Water Billabong, search for saltwater crocodiles, see a variety of informative displays at the Warradjan Cultural Centre, and be guided to ancient rock art galleries at Nourlangie.

OVERNIGHT: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (B,L)

Day 3: Kakadu National Park to Darwin

At the World Heritage area of Ubirr, your guide will reveal art sites dating back more than 20,000 years. On your way to join the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River, you’ll visit a lookout to take in the majestic vistas of the Kakadu wetlands. Later, with special permission of the traditional owners, you’ll go ashore in Arnhem Land, finishing with a visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre.

OVERNIGHT: two nights Hilton Darwin (L)

Day 4: Leisure day

The day is free to enjoy Darwin. (B)

Day 5: Board the Ghan Expedition in Darwin

Today you join The Ghan Expedition and your first off train excursion is soon underway when you choose from a range of options in Katherine.

OVERNIGHT: Three nights The Ghan Expedition (B,L,D)

Day 6: The Ghan Expedition, Alice Springs

After your first night on The Ghan, you’ll wake in the red centre of Australia, Alice Springs. Prepare for a day of fascinating excursions and in the evening dine under a million stars. (B,L,D)

Day 7: The Ghan Expedition, Coober Pedy

When you next disembark in remote Manguri, you’ll enjoy a full day exploring the amazing opal mining township of Coober Pedy. (B,L,D)

Day 8: The Ghan Expedition, Adelaide and Kangaroo Island

Pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges as you head towards Adelaide. On arrival, transfer to the Airport for your flight to the magical place of Kangaroo Island to be met by your guide for your transfer to your accommodation.

OVERNIGHT: two nights Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge (B)

Day 9: Kangaroo Island

Commence your two day tour this morning. Walk through Lathami Conservation Park, visit a beautiful beach to stroll among Australian sea lions, and then head off for more exploring. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide

See the Island’s wild side today in Flinders Chase National Park, then it’s onward to dramatic Cape de Couedic and Remarkable Rocks. After more touring, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return to Adelaide.

OVERNIGHT: three nights Hilton Adelaide (B,L)

Day 11: Barossa Valley

Today you’ll be touring one of the world’s great wine regions, the Barossa Valley. With exclusive cellar door experiences, you’ll be hosted by passionate vignerons explaining what makes this region and its wines so special. (B,L)

Day 12: Leisure Day

Enjoy Adelaide at your leisure. (B)

Day 13: Farewell

This spectacular two weeks full of incredible experiences finishes in Adelaide for your return journey home. (B)

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