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Katherine Outback Experience

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“horse whisperer”(15 reviews)
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Ever wondered how a young horse is started or how working dogs are trained to muster cattle? Prepare to be captivated as 2x Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire, Tom Curtain provides real life horse-starting and dog training...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
115 Collins Road, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
+61 428 301 580
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Is there much more than he can do... Tom Curtain retrains horses that have been in horrible conditions or families that can’t own them anymore, teach dogs to round up cows, stands up and rides horses bareback, sings, won many awards for music around the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable, informative visit in a relaxed, friendly environment . Great example of Australian adaptability on a real working farm. Good family entertainment. Highly recommended

Thank twiggy4
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this show and it was good for our city children to get an idea of what life as a Stockman is like. Tom is very personable and interesting and his skills with animals are extraordinary. A must see if you are in the...More

Thank JodieS1381
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on the 28 July 2018 and had the best couple of hours. Cost $50 each but I had the best time. Nothing is staged, he sings and plays guitar and you see continuous gentle breaking and educating horses and wayward dogs right...More

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed "Tom's Show". A very knowledgeable man sharing his craft (horses and dogs) with the public. Tom involved the audience in his show. Great hospitality even down to the cool towels and icy poles. Having come from the land ourselves we were most impressed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally worthwhile, informative, inspiring, educational and entertaining. From one mans aspirations to sharing with us regular mortals... we’ll done you! Our older teenage children did not know what they were in for, neither did we, but it was well worth the rush and effort to...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Katherine Outback Experience really exceeded my expectations. We took our kids and my brother and his family who were visiting. All of us (from 8 months old to 43 years old) thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The show was fascinating, informative, entertaining and really did cater...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ourselves & kids (2) (8) had a fantastic time at the show. Kids loved feeding the animals. Show itself was fantastic, they have so much passion in what they do. A definite must when in Katherine. Thankyou 😊More

Thank Kristin M
Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased you and the kids loved the show and the animals. It's out joy to share our knowledge with our guests. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in the Katherine region and hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We also chose this experience during a stop on the Ghan Train, and couldn't have been more pleased. Tom is a very talented guy. He has a calm and gentle way with horses and dogs, and is a great singer and storyteller. The audience that...More

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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind words, we are so pleased you chose to come visit us for your off-train Ghan excursion in Katherine. We love that we can entertain all age groups within the one sitting - animals have an amazing way of doing that....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was offered as an off train experience from the Ghan while passing through Katherine. I chose this option with degree of trepidation as the area temperature was 28C and it meant a trip to an outdoor show on a property. However, it turned...More

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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind words, we are so pleased you came to visit us on your Off-Train Ghan experience in Katherine. We had to laugh about 28C - that's a perfect winter's day here! Fortunately we are well equipped to keep our guests cool...More

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Catherine A
9 December 2017|
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Response from Annabel M | Property representative |
Hi Catherine, Apologies we didn’t see this question while on tour in WA. We trust you found the answer. Our website is kept very up to date with our show times and special events. Guests are also welcome to email us or... More
26 June 2015|
Response from TomCurtain | Property representative |
We use the mop as an extension of our arm to keep the dogs from invading the personal space of the goats. So when the dogs come too close to the goats we dangle a wet mop in their face which makes it a little uncomfortable... More
28 January 2015|
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Response from Annabel M | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Generally we are open in Katherine from May to the end of October during the Dry Season. If all goes to plan, we are hoping to open in the southwest of WA from December to April.