Outback to Island - The Ghan

Departures per week

Outback to Island departs weekly May to September.

Day of departure

Outback to Island package commences in Adelaide on Saturdays.



Commence in Adelaide on Saturday and fly out to Kangaroo Island, finish in Darwin on the following Wednesday

Outback to Island - The Ghan


  • 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • 2 days/1 night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation and guided touring
  • Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to Hotel
  • 3 days/2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs.
  • Transfer from Adelaide Parklands Airport to Terminal
  • 2 days/2 nights Kangaroo Island in Style tour including flights to and from the Island, accommodation and personalised touring
  • 3 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast daily
  • 1 day Northern Barossa Valley Voyager tour
  • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 3 dinners


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Day 1


Depart from Adelaide Airport for your flight to the magical place of Kangaroo Island to be met by your guide for your transfer to your accommodation. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge 

Day 2 


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 3 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: 3 nights Hilton Adelaide (B,L) 

Day 4 


Enjoy Adelaide at your leisure. (B) 


Morning Adelaide City tour $69 per person. See all the city highlights of Adelaide including its grand boulevards and terraces, magnificent churches and gardens, and Adelaide Oval. 

Day 5 


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 6


The magnificent train that transports you to extremes of the continent is a 360 degree travel experience melding fine food and wine, amazing excursions, sumptuous comfort and wonderful camaraderie. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Ghan (B,L,D) 

Day 7 


In Alice Springs, you can choose to tour the historic Telegraph Station and Royal Flying Doctor Service, visit the fabulous Alice Springs Desert Park and Simpsons Gap, or even take an optional camel ride or scenic flight. (B,L,D) 

Day 8


When the landscape transforms into rocky gorges and fast-flowing canyon streams, take your pick of cruising an ancient gorge or visiting a cattle station (seasonal) in Katherine, ahead of your arrival into Darwin. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Hilton Darwin (B, L) 

Day 9


The day is free to enjoy Darwin. (B) WE RECOMMEND Darwin City Sights tour $103 per person. This tour takes you to all the city landmarks including the Botanic Gardens, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and Darwin Aviation Museum. 

Day 10


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 11


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: Hilton Darwin (L)

Day 12


After breakfast, check out of your accommodation. (B)

Outback to Island - The Ghan
Outback to Island - The Ghan

Pricing (per person)

April 2018 - March 2019

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2018

  • Platinum NA
  • Gold TwinNA
  • Gold SingleNA)

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2018, March 2019

  • PlatinumNA
  • Gold TwinNA
  • Gold SingleNA

Low Season

December 2018, January, February 2019

  • Platinum NA
  • Gold Twin NA
  • Gold Single NA

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2019

  • Platinum $ 10,079
  • Gold Twin $ 7,969 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 7,579 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 9,219 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 8,849 (Advance Purchase)

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2019, February, March 2020

  • Platinum $ 9,589
  • Gold Twin $ 7,489 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 6,739 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 8,409 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 7,699 (Advance Purchase)

Low Season

  • Platinum N/A
  • Gold Twin/SIngle N/A


Peak Season

(Unavailable from March to October inclusive)

Shoulder Season

(November 2018)

  • Platinum: $3,899 (every day fare)
  • Gold Twin: $2,599 (every day fare), $2,069 (advance purchase)
  • ‍Gold Single: $2,459 (every day fare), $1,949 (advance purchase)

Low Season

(December 2018, January, February 2019)

  • Platinum: $3,269 (every day fare)
  • Gold Twin: $2,069 (every day fare) . $1,649 (advance purchase)
  • Gold Single: $1,959 (every day fare), $1,549 (advance purchase)
Advance Purchase Fares must be booked and paid for in full a minimum of six months in advance.
Only a limited number of these fares available per departure and are subject to availability.
Children aged 4-15 inclusive receive a 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare.
Children 0-3 free in existing bedding. All prices in Australian dollars (AUD).
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