Taste of South Australia - The Ghan Expedition

Departures per week

Taste of South Australia departs weekly May to September.

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 Thursday

Taste of South Australia - The Ghan Expedition


  • 5 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 of Australia. Prepare for a day of fascinating excursions and, in the evening, dine under a million stars. (B,L,D)

Day 3


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 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 Pullman Adelaide (B)

Day 5


As far as gourmet experiences go, today you are about to indulge in one of Australia’s absolute 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. Enjoy tastings, including Grange, in 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) WE RECOMMEND 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 very special and 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. (B,L) 

Day 8


Explore more of Adelaide at your leisure. (B) 

Day 9


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

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

Pricing (per person)

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2019

Shoulder Season

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

April 2020 - March 2021

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2020

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2020, February, March 2021


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.