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Katherine Outback Experience

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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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Hours Today: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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115 Collins Road, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
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+61 428 301 580
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

This a "must see" when in Katherine. We absolutely loved the whole performance, watching Tom show us how he gently trains the horses and then he puts on an amazing display, showcasing his talented dogs and horses and to top it all off, he can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed the style of the show and hospitality. We hope you visit again too! Thanks again, Tom and Annabel

Reviewed October 26, 2018

A "must do" experience if you are in Katherine. This show combines great entertainment and real education. It was wonderful to see Tom explain the gentle art of starting wild horses. Tom's experience shone through with the way he handled both the horses and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words, they mean a lot to us and we are so pleased you enjoyed the show. We hope you visit again next time you are in Katherine. Thanks again, Tom and Annabel

Reviewed October 23, 2018

We got to experience Tom and his amazing group of animals as we were traveling on the Ghan. Tom's versatility and ability to handle wild horses is something to see. He is also a great country singer and songwriter. He and Annabel gave us a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed your off train Ghan experience at Katherine Outback Experience. we love sharing our knowledge and experiences with our guests. We hope you visit again next time you are in the region. Thanks again,...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the show. Tom is an amazing trainer and entertainer. A must do experience when you come to Katherine. Thanks to the Ghan for organising it.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Katherine Outback Experience during your off-train Ghan experience in Katherine. We trust the remainder of your travels were nothing short of amazing. By the very nature of the show of...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

A great aussie styled and informative afternoon with 2 genuine aussies. Trains horses and dogs the 'right' way that all herd animals respond to. An engaging, skilled and entertaining 90 minutesMore

Date of experience: October 2018
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you for your lovely words, we are so pleased you enjoyed the show and our horse and dog training methods, We love sharing our knowledge and experiences with our guests. We hope you visit again next time you are in Katherine or perhaps we...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018

Highly recommended! Tom and Annabel are wonderful hosts who provide a great sense of country hospitality while showcasing Tom's many talents as a singer-songwriter, horseman, cattleman and dog trainer. Tom's show is a very family-friendly look into life on a working farm, with numerous adorable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you for your beautiful words, it means a lot to us. We are so pleased you enjoyed the show and hospitality and hope you visit again next time you are in the Katherine region. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Thanks...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Excellent show, authentic and real.I would recommend this show to anyone interested in animals and how they are trainedMore

Date of experience: October 2018
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the real and raw style of the show. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your travels and hope you visit again next time you are in the Top End. Thanks again, Tom...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed the show, animal training and music. We have done a lot of work to ensure the show can be enjoyed by all ages and bodies. We are constantly improving the amenities and are...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Katherine Outback Experience, it means a lot to us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels and hope you visit again next time you are in the Top...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed the show! We love sharing our knowledge and experiences with our guests and showing them what life on the land working with animals is all about. We hope you enjoyed the rest of...More

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Catherine A
December 8, 2017|
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Response from katherineoutback | 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
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Kayyy1970
June 26, 2015|
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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
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davmar70
January 28, 2015|
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Response from katherineoutback | 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.
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