The Ghan - Outback to Island : Itinerary (Apr 19 - Mar 20)

Outback to Island

Adelaide - Alice Springs - Uluru - Kata Tjuta - Kings Canyon - Katherine - Darwin - Kakadu NP - Darwin

Alternative itineraries available: Adelaide to Darwin


Day 1: (Saturday) Arrive Darwin
The starting point of your journey is the tropical capital of the north where you’ll check in to your overnight accommodation.
Day 2: (Sunday) 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. (B,L)
Day 3: (Monday) 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. (L)
Day 4: (Tuesday) Leisure Day
The day is free to enjoy Darwin. (B)
Day 5: (Wednesday) 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: (Thursday) 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: (Friday) 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: (Saturday) 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: (Sunday) 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: (Monday) 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: (Tuesday) 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: (Wednesday) Leisure Day
Enjoy Adelaide at your leisure. (B)

Day 13: (Thursday) Farewell
This spectacular two weeks full of incredible experiences finishes in Adelaide for your return journey home. (B)