Ultimate Tiwi Islands

From the vibrant sophistication of Adelaide, you’ll enjoy an iconic train journey aboard The Ghan into the Red Centre and beyond. Spend an unforgettable day on Tiwi Islands discovering the local culture and fascinating history.

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Adelaide to Darwin

6 Days5 Nights


  • 1 night aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin (or v.v)
  • Transfer from city centre to Darwin Rail Terminal (or v.v)
  • 4 nights accommodation Darwin
  • 1 day Ultimate Tiwi Islands Tour 

Day 1 (Sun)


Make your way to the Adelaide Parklands Terminal for your journey aboard The Ghan. Unwind over lunch while travelling through the outskirts of Adelaide. This evening, relax and enjoy the company of new found friends in the Lounge and dine in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant with an enticing range of menu options. (L,D)

Day 2 (Mon)


Take an opportunity early this morning to stretch your legs and get a taste of the outback, with a brief Outback Experience in Marla. Arrive into Alice Springs early in the afternoon and join an Off Train Excursion to explore the many facets of this historic outback city. (B,L,D)

Day 3 (Tue)


This morning after breakfast, The Ghan arrives into Katherine. Adventure to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge on one of the Off Train Excursions, this is sure to be one of the highlights of your journey. Continue onto Darwin, arriving in the early evening where you will be transferred to the city centre. Your accommodation for the next four nights is at Oaks Elan Darwin. (B,L)

Day 4 (Wed)


Today is yours to explore Darwin at your own pace. Visit the Waterfront Precinct, explore the Art Gallery and Museum, or simply kick back and relax by the pool at your accommodation. (B)

Day 5 (Thur)


Travel by return ferry to Bathurst Island (Tiwi Islands). Today you will see the Tiwi community with your local Tiwi guide. You will be met at the ferry landing, where you will wander up to Tiwi Design for a traditional welcome ceremony and morning tea of damper and cuppa. Your guide will then show you through the museum where you will learn of the culture and history of the Tiwi people. On to the historic mission precinct then return to Tiwi Design for lunch and a ‘behind-the-scenes’ screen printing session with a local Tiwi artist to create your own art piece to take home. You also have the opportunity to purchase unique and traditional Tiwi artworks including paintings, fabrics, carving, pottery and clothing at Island prices. A truly authentic Tiwi experience. (B,L)

Day 6 (Fri)


There is so much to see and do in Darwin city. Why not visit Crocosaurus Cove, take a stroll along Stokes Hill Wharf for a bite of fresh seafood or do a spot of shopping in one of the many souvenir shops. (B)


Call our friendly Travel Centre Staff on 1800 703 357 to book your next adventure! Booking Code: TIAPTBRT.

Package price*
Low Season Shoulder SeasonHigh Season  
Platinum Service Everyday $3,839pp $4,509pp $4,969pp
Gold Service Everyday $2,809pp $3,269pp $3,579pp
Gold Service Advance Purchase $2,379pp $2,759pp $3,049pp
Gold Service Pension Saver $2,589pp $3,009pp$3,299pp

*Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase and Pension Saver fares are subject to availability, please see our Terms and Conditions page for booking conditions. Tiwi Islands is closed from 16 December 2017 to 31 March 2018.

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