Katherine Outback Experience

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Katherine Outback Experience

Katherine Outback Experience
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Farms • Ranches • Horseback Riding Tours
9:00 AM - 3:30 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 - 3:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
About
The national award-winning Katherine Outback Experience was awarded Best Tourism Attraction in the NT in 2018 and 2019. We offer a number of Experiences including our Outback Show, Horse Rides and Live Music Events. The show is renown for being raw and real. If you have ever wanted to ride a horse in the outback or learn how horses and dogs are trained to muster cattle, then this is the place for you! Prepare to be captivated as multiple Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire, Tom Curtain, provides real life horse-starting and working dog demonstrations, highlighting life on the land on outback Australian cattle stations. Without giving too much away, this outback show is truly an authentic and hands-on experience, entwined with humorous station tales. The show is in a constant state of evolution, it is an experience not to be missed! BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL! Shows are seasonal. Horse Riding is available all year either permitting. See website for specific show times.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from A$55.00
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Janelle Y
19 contributions
A must see
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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Leonie C
2 contributions
Excellent experience to see animals treated with respect and love
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Just loved that Tom told us his story and those he was working with. The show evolved and didn't feel staged or predictable. Relaxed, educational and entertaining. The animals obviously loved it as much as all of us.
Written 4 September 2021
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Thank you for your kind words. It's great to read that you found the show real and raw, and unique! We hope that the rest of your travels were fun too. Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and our Team
Written 7 September 2021
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amelia a
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
FAN-bloody-TASTIC!!! Highly recommend. It is amazing to see the focus, creativity and consistency that goes into training not only dogs & horses but all animals. Tom’s music is also a great highlight. I loved this so much more than I could have imagined. Thank you KOE 👍🏼
Written 4 September 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write such an enthusiastic review. We're so glad that the show exceeded your expectations. We look forward to seeing you next time you travel to the region. Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and our Team
Written 7 September 2021
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Julia
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
Superb outback experience!
Aug. 2021
I loved the show!!! I found it fascinating to watch Tom breaking a horse, such informative show! Dog training part of the show was excellent - again, eye opening how much effort it goes into training a working dog. Excellent show, educational and entertaining with Tom singing and playing his guitar, both on and off the horse. Highly recommend!
Written 3 September 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to us here at Katherine Outback Experience. We're so glad that you enjoyed the show and took away some handy tips. We hope the rest of your travels in the region were also fun. Many thanks, Tom, Annabel and our Team
Written 7 September 2021
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id
Gracemere, Australia1 contribution
Recommended entertainment Katherine Outback Experience
What a great 2.5 hours, of learning about training horses and working dogs, great experience. And also being entertained with he’s music. Great afternoon, thanks to all the team that also entertained us.
Written 2 September 2021
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Many thanks for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Extended show learning about the horses and working dogs as well as the music. This means a lot to our wonderful team. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in the NT and hope you visit again next tike you are in Katherine. Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and the team
Written 3 September 2021
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caseysam13
Mandurah and Peel Region, Australia61 contributions
Thoroughly Enjoyed this
Aug. 2021 • Couples
We did an hour horse ride which we loved and we are in our late fifty’s we loved it. A couple of days later we did the outback show. We thoroughly loved it as it was all about what they do with theses animals as it’s a working property. Highly recommend
Written 29 August 2021
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Many thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to review Katherine Outback Experience. We are so pleased you loved both the horse ride and the outback show. It means a lot to our team. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Top End and hope you visit again soon. Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and the team
Written 3 September 2021
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Brocb
5 contributions
Great experience even if not a horse lover. The show was entertaining and educational.
Aug. 2021
Very entertaining and educational. Awesome setup all undercover in big arena new toilet facilities. The team were excellent and tried a few new things during the show which made it feel more authentic. Kids loved feeding the animals. 7 yr old fixated and 4 yr old mainly kept attention during bit over 2 hr show but plenty of room for them to run around too.
Written 17 August 2021
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Thank you for your kind words. How fabulous that your children also found the show entertaining. We love hearing that whole families have been able to enjoy their time here at Katherine Outback Experience. We look forward to your next visit. Many thanks, Tom, Annabel and our Team
Written 18 August 2021
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399lindsayj
Kingston, Australia242 contributions
Not a show, but a great demonstration of working horses and dogs
Aug. 2021
If you are looking for a show of performing animals, this is not it. Instead it is a remarkable demonstration of how horses and dogs are trained to become working farm animals. Tom showed a wonderful understanding of both horses and dogs and explained what they need to learn to be able to be returned to their owners to work on a farm. It was fascinating to learn about horses and how the position of their ears can tell you so much. The demonstration was capped off with an unexpected afternoon tea, This experience is about 7-8 kms south of Katherine and well worth the drive.
Written 15 August 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Katherine Outback Experience. We're so glad to read that you enjoyed the real and raw nature of the show. Plus, it's great to know that you enjoyed the afternoon tea! Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and our Team
Written 16 August 2021
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muja62
Adelaide, Australia68 contributions
Worth a visit
Aug. 2021
We experience the 1.5 hours show and it was really interesting and a great experience. I loved the way the dogs have been trained and they were really funny
Written 14 August 2021
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Thank you for your kind words. We're glad that you found the dog training session amusing, there is always at least one dog being cheeky!! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the region and we look forward to seeing you again next time you visit. Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and our Team
Written 14 August 2021
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Diane A
2 contributions
Awesome experience
Aug. 2021 • Couples
A great afternoon, awesome talent, explained each part of the training process for both horses and dogs. Thoroughly entertaining and very thoughtful staff in the heat, cold water, cold towels and an ice block. Finished off with a nice afternoon tea. Well done Tom and staff. Great value for money. Do not forget to purchase one of his Golden Guitar winning CDs.
Written 12 August 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to us here at Katherine Outback Experience. That's great that you found the afternoon fun, and educational. It's wonderful to read that you also enjoyed all the extra little comforts during the show. Thanks again, Tom, Annabel and our Team
Written 13 August 2021
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