Photo Credit Edwina Roberston
Darryl Kerrigan from Australian classic ‘The Castle’ called his home a castle, so we have called our 20 acre property our ‘Station’!
Katherine Outback Experience is an approved venue for tourist operations, school excursions and camps with a camp kitchen and as of July 2017 will have improved toilet and shower amenities. We also have a small outdoor stage for live music performances.
The Stock Yards
The ‘Stock Yards’ are where the majority of action takes place during the show. The stock yards comprises the ‘Round Yard’ and ‘Large Arena.’
Both the round yard and arena are equipped with shade and elevated seating for the comfort of our guests. For those who cannot navigate stairs on the grandstand, we are more than happy to provide seating available at ground level.
In the future we hope to build a more permanent shed over the two arenas for the improved comfort of our animals and our guests during the warmer months.
Days in the stock camps were some of the greatest days our lives. Although at times mentally and physically challenging, it was here life long friendships were made and stories of courage and mischief were written – often around a campfire!
It’s easy to take for granted the many nights spent sleeping under the stars, waking up to the smells of dew and the sounds of nature all around.
Our vision for the Stock Camp is to create a place that forges friendships and memories. We plan to hold a number of functions including long table lunches and dinners, dances, concerts, sleep-outs and movies under the stars in addition to providing training for those entering the workforce on stations.
Currently the Stock Camp comprises of BBQ facilities, camp kitchen, campfire, camp ground, a stage, dancefloor and outdoor movies. Overtime we hope to add to the facility with a nature playground for kids and more permanent tents.
The ‘Workers Quarters’ will be our future shop front and showroom. Our vision for the quarters is to display and showcase historic photos, articles and station equipment to provide a sense of life in the Outback, in addition to stocking our line of merchandise.
Built in 2017, the outhouse consists of four female and four male showers and toilets as well as a universally accessible disabled shower and toilet. The new facility has increased our capacity to host school camps and large events right here at KOE.