Katherine Outback Experience

Katherine Outback Experience

Katherine Outback Experience
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Katherine Outback Experience won Gold respectively at the 2023 and 2021 Australian Tourism Awards and Best Tourist Attraction at the NT Tourism Awards from 2018 to 2023. Owner Operator, Tom Curtain, is a multiple Australian Country Music Golden Guitar winner and his team work together to provide an educational and entertaining show featuring real horse training and working dog demonstrations. The show is suitable for all ages and all levels of accessibility. The show is in a shaded undercover arena for the comfort of our guests. Plenty of parking is available for caravans and large vehicles. ONLINE BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Shows are seasonal. See website for specific show times. We look forward to seeing you.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mick & Sarah
Darwin, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We live in Darwin and had heard about how good the Katherine Outback Experience was for the whole family. We booked a package with our NT Tourism Travel Vouchers, and boy they delivered!

Our family of 4 had a memorable 1 horse ride/lesson with the lovely Shannon, under a huge covered and shady arena, that catered to each of our skill levels. We then enjoyed the show with Tom and his team demonstrating life on a station beautifully, from joining up with a young colt to working 10 dogs at once. (Special shout out to 'Donk' for making it hilarious at times) The afternoon was getting warm even in the shade so the staff walked around giving away free icy poles to everyone.

Breanna Cook then did a demonstration with the Liberty horse team, which was brilliant. Even the naughty horse Frankie made it fun and very real. The consistent patience of Tom and his staff with working and training young animals (and tourists) is something we could all take a lesson from in life.

Part of our package was the county music concert. The evening was a hit and you know how well the Curtain family are loved when half of Katherine turns up for the performances. There was great catering so we bought steak burgers instead of cooking at our camp, easy!

We had free camping overnight so pitched our tents and drifted off to sleep happy. The ammenities are new and clean with special touches of plants, nice hand soaps and moisturiser, which was really unexpected.

In the morning just beside our camp there was a little water which attracted so many varieties of birds. Some we haven't seen before so we sat and watched them for ages while having breakfast. A bonus to an already great weekend that we won't be forgetting in a long time. In fact we talked about booking the next one on our drive home.
Written 9 August 2020
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Wow thank you for this amazing review. We are so pleased you were able to experience everything we offer including the horse riding, outback show and live music event. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful and talented team (two and four legged) who love sharing their knowledge and experiences with our guests. Thank you also for noticing the little touches including the ice blocks and moisturiser in the amenity block. Planning for the next live music event is underway, expect an announcement in the coming days for September! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon. Warm regards, Tom and Annabel
Written 10 August 2020
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ewart S
Tyrrellspass, Ireland82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
We did the 2.5 hour show today and it was awesome for kids and adults alike.

This show is just fantastic for all ages. Authentic Australian entertainment a must see when you come to the territory. From horses to dogs and live music as well, young trainers performing while learning, a real credit to the organisation. True australian values on display. Congratulations to Tom Annabelle and team.
Written 8 September 2020
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Many thanks for your kind words, it means a lot to our Team. We are so pleased you loved the authentic style of the show. We love keeping things real. We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your travels and hope you visit again in the future. Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and the Team
Written 14 September 2020
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Silvana Vlasic
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
We did the extended show and 1 hour horse riding lesson as a family. Both were fantastic. I have a 4 year old my partner had never ridden and we all had a fantastic ride. We were made to feel relaxed from the start by Toms great staff. The following day we attended the show. It was relaxed, educational, funny and very enjoyable. There were cushions for the grandstand if you wanted. The staff gave out cold towels, refreshments, icy poles and moeni g tea was served after the show. There were so many animal encounters for the children and adults. Feeding potty calves, horses, buffulo calves, donkey, and goats. Great, clean and modern/rustic facilities. We loved it and will be back.
Written 8 September 2020
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Many thanks for your kind words, we are so pleased you were able to enjoy both the Show and the Horse Riding Experience. Thank you also for mentioning the added comforts and attention to detail, it means a lot to our Team! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and the Team
Written 14 September 2020
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MattAust
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Family
We did the 2 hour show featuring the horse training and dog show, plus separate horse riding, as a family of four (kids between 6 and 10). Both were excellent. Tom was super knowledgeable and the shows were very interesting. Separate break out animal patting for the kids was organized mid show to keep them interested. And they even had a bar for the evening show for a few extras for the adults. Great experience - kids loved it.
Written 4 July 2022
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Thank you so much for bringing the whole family to visit us, enjoying what we offer and taking the time to write your terrific review. We love catering for all ages and ensuring that everyone has a great time. The animal patting is an added extra for the younger kids, as they might not grasp just how interesting the horse breaking routine is and it helps to keep them engaged and entertained. Our animals enjoy it too. Thanks again Tom, Annabel and the team
Written 10 July 2022
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brun0bloss
Nhulunbuy, Australia81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This is raw Aussie entertainment made even better by the obvious sincere manner of the people in the show.
Really felt great afterwards.
Took local friends who’d never been it takes a tourist to visit to drag them to attractions and they absolutely loved it.
Written 29 August 2020
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Many thanks for your kind words, we are so pleased you loved the raw style of the show. We are passionate about keeping it real and showcasing our training methods. We are so pleased your visitors enjoyed the show and hope you visit again. Cheers, Tom, Annabel and the KOE Team
Written 29 August 2020
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Scott H
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Wasn’t sure what to expect, im not easily impressed but Tom had my full attention the whole show. I can see it wasn’t a show, you were watching a master of his trade just doing what he does day in, day out and it was bloody brilliant!!! Highly impressed!!

The fact he works with animals and not dominate them to break them in or train them was beautiful to watch.. he connects with his animals.. a true, genuine, aussie outback bloke that delivers the goods 👍.

You will NOT be disappointed!!!

Written 12 September 2020
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Thank you for your kind words. We are very pleased to read how impressed you were, it means a lot! Horse and dog training has evolved over the years and it's amazing what can be achieved through building that connection with the animal. We are so grateful we get to work with animals every day and share our learnings with our wonderful guests. We trust you enjoyed the remainder of your travels and hope you visit again soon. Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and the Team
Written 28 September 2020
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Kayla C
Sydney, Australia38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020 • Family
My daughter and I have recently started riding lessons at Katherine Outback Experience and we absolutely love it! Annabel and Tom’s horses are beautiful, quiet and well trained! We were also lucky to attend their first show for 2020 and it was amazing to watch. I highly recommend going if you’re up in the top end, amazing atmosphere and seeing first hand the training that goes in to both horses and working dogs. It was a great family weekend. Thanks to all the team for a wonderful experience, can’t wait to come back x
Written 21 June 2020
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Thank you for your kind words. We are very excited to now be offering our guests horse riding experiences in addition to shows. We look forward to seeing you next time time. Thanks again, Tom and Annabel
Written 12 July 2020
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Janelle Y
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Sensational experience- Tom shows his skills in horse training, with his dogs, singing and playing guitar on horseback. He’s entertaining and his story is inspiring. We love the way the children got to pet animals at the end and wonderful photo opportunities. We admire his mentoring of young people and the country afternoon tea at the end was a Beautiful surprise. You get to chat with Tom and his wife and the other staff. It was a highlight of our trip through the territory. A must see!
Written 15 September 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We're glad that your time here at Katherine Outback Experience exceeded your expectations. We like to hear that the kids have had fun too. Wishing you safe onward travels, and we look forward to seeing you next time you visit NT. Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and our Team
Written 16 September 2021
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Martin F
Brisbane46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Couples
The main presenter was a genuine stockman and horsebreaker. His knowledge of horses and working dogs was very obvious. His singing was great too. ( Should be as he is also a dual golden guitar winner). Shannon was also a great horse woman. I was once a jackaroo and this was a real chance for me to show my wife what I really did for a living way back when I was a much younger man. The memories for me were raw and real brought to life by a realistic show.
Written 12 June 2021
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Many thanks for your kind words, we are so pleased you loved the raw style of the show and that it evoked that nostalgic sense of your younger years as a jackaroo. We love sharing our knowledge and experiences with our guests. We are pleased you enjoyed Tom’s music too (did he mention there’s a new single coming out soon?). We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Katherine and hope you visit again one day soon. Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and the team
Written 13 June 2021
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TheVarz
Palm Beach, Australia111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Friends
This was a great thing to do; a friendly and warm welcome, tea and coffee, cushions for the shaded bench seating. Then the show; Tom was great; interesting, engaging and SO clever with training the horses and dogs, he had a lovely gentle manner and explained everything so well. Great fun and catered well to kids who could feed and pat various animals. Lots of laughs, loved Tom riding an singing. Highly recommend
Written 28 June 2022
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Many thanks for your kind review, we are so pleased you loved your experience at Katherine Outback Experience, including the added comforts. We are pleased you enjoyed Tom’s delivery of the show and found it engaging and interesting. This means a lot to our team. We trust you enjoyed the remainder of your travels and hope you visit again soon. Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and the team
Written 29 June 2022
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