Outback to Island - The Ghan Expedition

Departures per week

Outback to Island departs weekly May to September.

Day of departure

Outback to Island package commences in Darwin on Saturdays.

Duration

13
days
/
12
nights
Example:

Arrive in Darwin by Saturday by own arrangement, finishes in Adelaide the following on Thursday.

Outback to Island - The Ghan Expedition

Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • 2 days/1 night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation and guided touring
  • Transfer from Hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal
  • 4 days/3 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
  • 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
  • 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners

Details

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
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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: 2 nights Hilton Darwin (L)

Day 4

LEISURE DAY

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 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: 3 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: 2 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: 3 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)

WE RECOMMEND

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 13

FAREWELL

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

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

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

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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).
Terms and Conditions apply.