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Katherine Outback Experience

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115 Collins Rd, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
+61 428 301 580
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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 demonstrations, highlighting life on the land on outback Australian cattle stations. Without giving too much away, this 90 minute show is truly an authentic and hands-on experience complete with trick horses, buffalo, goats, brahman cattle and other station characters, entwined with outlandish station tales and boundless bush humour. The show is in a constant state of evolution, with new acts and new animals. It is an experience not to be missed! BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL! NT Season is 1 APRIL 2018 to 31 OCTOBER 2018. Shows: Monday, Thursday and Friday 4:30-6:00pm | Tuesday 9:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 2:30pm-5:00pm | Selected Saturdays 4:30-6:00pm.
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“dog training” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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115 Collins Rd, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
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+61 428 301 580
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dont miss this show when travelling through Katherine. Loved it. Real, entertaining, informative and very family friendly. Also has great facilities and plenty of shade! They are a hard working outfit and their hospitality is second to none. Highly recommended and congratulations to the Katherine...More

Thank Danny P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was lucky to be taken to Katherine Outdoor Experience, Katherine NT Australia and experience the sheer amazing Tom Curtain horseman extraordinaire. Tom not only breaks in horses but has an affinity with them. He persuades them to do his wishes. He also has the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tom and Annabelle have created a wonderful outback experience i.e. breaking in horses, training of cattle dogs and lots more. We had the best time watching this amazing show, ie watching how Tom breaks in horses and trains the dogs added bonus is Tom can...More

Thank Lorraine B
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed the "show", it means the absolute world to us! It's pretty special to watch a young horse being trained, and in some cases receiving it's first ride, together with the training of the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Horse breaking, and cattle dog training. Lots of insight into how to manage animals. Such a hot day, but didn't notice it, but I really loved the dogs. What a great show!More

Thank Duckinsnow
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the show! We are pleased you didn’t notice the heat under the shade sails. In our extended shows we hand around cold towels and icy poles to keep guests extra cool. We hope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tom & Annabelle Curtain run this totally enthralling show. They put on a great show of training the horses & dogs along with their stories of their lives & how they met. This show is well worth the money.More

Thank Margie D
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, it means a lot to us! We are so pleased you enjoyed the horse and dog training together with our story. The show is in a constant state of revolution so we hope to see you again next time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great morning shows how to train horses and cattle dogs with music and Australian morning tea. Very good,enjoyed it greatly.

Thank Chris H
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed our extended show with morning tea. Every show is different so we hope to see you again next time you’re in Katherine. Thanks again, Tom and Annabel KATHERINE OUTBACK EXPERIENCE

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Katherine Outback Experience as part of The Ghan off train excursion not knowing what to expect having never heard of it before. We were thoroughly entertained by the hosts Tom and Annabel who had only been married four days earlier. The show...More

Thank Michael G
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review, we are so pleased you chose to come visit us and that you enjoyed the show. The show is constantly evolving so we hope to see you again next time you are in Katherine! Thanks again, Tom and Annabel...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tom and Annabelle Curtain run this outback experience in Katherine NT, which is a working farm. It’s s must do visit to watch Tim breaking in horses, helped by Annabelle and training dogs for farm work. Lovely surroundings and so enjoyable.

Thank Dianne010_10
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your kind words, we are pleased you enjoyed the show! The horse starting demonstration is prettty special, it’s not something you can see just anywhere. We hope you visit again. Warm regards, Tom and Annabel KATHERINE OUTBACK EXPERIENCE

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the show and will be telling our friends all about the outback experience. Toms songs are great as well.

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Thank duggans6
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed the show and are so grateful you will be sharing this with your friends. We hope to cross paths again with you. Many thanks, Tom and Annabel KATHERINE OUTBACK EXPERIENCE

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another amazing night of music under the stars with Martin Oakes, and Harry Hooker. Katherine Outback Experience provides the perfect atmosphere and, Tom and Annabel the consummate hosts.

Thank Wade E
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Annabel M, Owner at Katherine Outback Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review. We love bringing musicians to Katherine and sharing their talents with our amazing local community! Add late September to the diary for our next live music event under the stars. Thanks again, Tom and Annabel KATHERINE OUTBACK EXPERIENCE

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Catherine A
December 8, 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
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Kayyy1970
June 26, 2015|
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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
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davmar70
January 28, 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.
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