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Katherine Outback Experience

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Open today: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Ever wondered how a young horse is broken-in 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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Hours Today: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
115 Collins Rd, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
+61 428 301 580
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Reviewed yesterday

We opted to visit the Katherine Outback Experience 23 July this year, it was the best experience of our month long trip. The way the animals are trained without fear, or punishment was a real eye opener. We were part of The Ghan stop at...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are happy to recommend the Katherine Outback Experience, it was an afternoon filled with humour, song, animals and warmth, great for families.

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Thank chown65
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Katherine Outback Experience as an off train excursion on my recent Ghan trip from Adelaide to Darwin. It was a real highlight and I loved the enthusiasm and passion of Tom and Annabelle and hearing their story. It was very clear that...More

Thank Rosalie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tom & Annabelle, thankyou so much for showing us your way of life up here and the back ground story from which you both came from and came together. Really enjoyed the horsemanship, working dogs and the animals. All the very best, and thoroughly recommend...More

Thank scottandkat2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the show ! Tom and Annabelle were great hosts and entertained us with their humour and stories while they showed us how to break in horses and round up cattle with the dogs. The whole experience was class . Beautifully kept surroundings. Thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Vicki110854
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thankyou Tom and Annabelle for a awesome morning, combined you make a great team. We love our animals and listening to Tom explain how he goes about breaking in and connecting with animals with care and respect was very interesting and it certainly works. The...More

Thank harnettclan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our morning with Tom and Annabel and the multitude of animals. Particularly impressed with Tom's understanding of how to train horses. The music, morning tea, shady place to sit and cool drinks made it an enjoyable time.

Thank gtwigg2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Katherine for 9 Years and we thought we had seen it all but somehow we missed the Outback Experience which started in 2013. It may have taken 5 years to discover it but it was worth the wait. It is...More

Thank gra11182
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic, entertaining, freindly we had an awesome time listening to music and seeing how the animals were trained

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Thank mauspreedy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for all ages. The singing, demonstrations and afternoon tea are to be enjoyed by all ages. For a young person coming from Kingaroy he has made an impact with his voice, personality, horse breaking and general all round entertainment from the...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.