A Taste of South Australia -The Ghan Expedition

Departures per week

Taste of South Australia departs weekly April to October.

Day of departure

Taste of South Australia package commences in Darwin on Wednesday mornings.



Commence in Darwin on Wednesday, finishes in Adelaide on the following Wednesday

A Taste of South Australia -The Ghan Expedition


  • 4 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast daily
  • The Iconic Penfolds Experience tour including a 3 course lunch with matching wines 
  • 1 day Northern Barossa Valley Voyager tour
  • Transfer from Adelaide Parklands Terminal to Hotel
  • 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Adelaide to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Alice Springs, Katherine and Coober Pedy
  • 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinner 


Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 0

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Day 1


Settle in to the comforts of The Ghan, relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer
Lounge. Enjoy lunch ahead of your first Off Train Excursion in Katherine. In a region renowned for jaw-dropping natural
assets, Katherine boasts one of the Top End’s best – the incredible Nitmiluk Gorge.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights The Ghan (L,D)

Day 2


Your arrival into Alice Springs after breakfast provides you with time to explore the iconic town in the red heart ofAustralia. Prepare for a day of fascinating experiences and,in the evening, dine under a million stars. (B,L,D)

Day 3


From your morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri, you’ll venture into the wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy. Discover the incredible diversity of Coober Pedy’s spectacular Breakaways on your guided walking tour and take in the colourful low hills that appear from a distance which look as if they are ‘broken away’ from the higher ground of the reserve. The landscape was once an inland sea and over time has been transformed into a dramatic landscape that changes colour with the passing of the sun creating an almost surreal panorama, a truly remarkable landscape and one not to be missed. Dinner is served back on the train where you can enjoy a night cap as your journey continues. (B,L,D)

Day 4


After completing the famous north-south crossing of the interior you will arrive into Adelaide. Check in to your
accommodation before exploring the food and wine capital at your leisure.
OVERNIGHT: 5 nights Mayfair hotel or similar (Adelaide) (B)

Day 5


As far as gourmet experiences go, today you are about to indulge in one of Australia’s best. The legendary Penfolds Magill Estate, where some of the world’s great wines are produced, is your venue for an epicurean adventure you’ll never forget.Make your way from the hotel to Penfolds Magill Estate by your own arrangements, ready to enjoy tastings, includingGrange, in the Estate’s private rooms, before heading to the Magill Estate Cellar Door for a sumptuous lunch. (B,L)

Day 6


Today is yours to explore one of Australia’s most elegant and sophisticated cities.
If you’d like to get right to the source of that gourmet experience by visiting another wine-growing region, McLaren Vale
is a perfect option. (B)
McLaren Vale Winery Experience $180 per person.
A tour to McLaren Vale along the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula includes four cellar door experiences and a delicious
restaurant lunch. The region is best known for its Shiraz but expert vignerons will explain why Grenache, Cabernet
Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes also thrive in this unique microclimate. 

Day 7


Today, your boutique wine and food touring continues with a visit to the historic Northern Barossa with its 80 cellar doors. You’ll even visit one of the oldest vineyards in the world where Shiraz vines were planted in 1843. Enjoy running commentary from your driver as you make your way towards the fabulous Barossa Valley Region. You will be guided though some of the best wines South Australia has to offer. Tours are small groups up to 8 people only to ensure a relaxed and unhurried day. Whether you preferred or white, there will be something to tantalise and delight with tastings at 3 wineries throughout the day, anda delicious lunch with an accompanying glass of wine included in your tour. (B,L)

Day 8


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

A Taste of South Australia -The Ghan Expedition
A Taste of South Australia -The Ghan Expedition

Pricing (per person)


High Season

May, June, July, August 2023

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2023


High Season

May, June, July, August 2024

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2024


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 limited number of these fares available per departure and are subject to availability.

Flexible Fare must be paid in full when booking. Fully refundable up until 24 hours before departure. Journey Beyond reserve the right to charge Third Party Fees if you chose to cancel.

Everyday Fare
requires a 25% deposit when booking and the balance two months before you depart.

Gold Premium cabins available from April 2024.

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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Fare Types.
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