Outback Show

April to October | Katherine, Northern Territory

Tom Curtain's national award winning Katherine Outback Experience celebrates the Northern Territory's unique Pastoral history and culture through real horse-starting and working dog demonstrations, live music and story telling.

This is not your standard run-of-the-mill type of Outback Show or Tour, rather it is an Experience! It is raw and real, the same as if an audience wasn't present. This hands-on experience is located on an operating farm, just 6kms south of Katherine.

From the comfort of elevated seating, under the shade of an indoor arena, guests watch and learn as the young horses and working dogs are trained for working life on the land. The team explain the psychology behind the training process, highlighting what can be achieved from a relationship built on trust.

Guests are also invited to pat and feed the station animals including the horses, dogs, buffalo, cattle and goats to name a few. The Show wouldn't be complete without stories from the team's experiences of living and working on the land, together with some of Tom's original award winning songs.

We offer a Standard 1.5 Hour Show, Extended 2.5 Hour Show and Tailored Shows. Click on our FAQ for an example itinerary of a Show, keeping in mind no one Show is ever the same!

What You Can Expect To See and Do

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Be captivated as our Team works with a young horse, sometimes attempting to ride it for the first time (not always successfully)

Watch and learn how the working dogs are trained to muster cattle and sheep for life on cattle stations

Legend picking up a hat - Credit Edwina Robertson

Meet the Team of trick and liberty horses and see just how clever they are

Buffalo Bill having a bath during a Katherine Outback Experience Show

Pat and feed some of the animals commonly found on Northern Territory cattle stations

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If you are lucky, you may even get to cuddle some of our baby farm animals

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Enjoy live Australian Country Music often performed from a different kind of stage!

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Learn about the NT's Pastoral Industry and history and its significance in the Top End today!

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Have a chat with Tom and Annabel Curtain and the Katherine Outback Experience Team

Show Types

Standard 1.5 Hour Show

Includes horse starting (using an unbroken horse), working dog and horse liberty demonstrations, as well as some of Tom Curtain's Chart topping hits and stories of life in the outback.

Adult

$55 /1.5hr show

  • 18 to 59 years of age.

Senior

$50 /1.5hr show

  • 60 years and over. Seniors card required.

Student

$30 /1.5hr show

  • 6 to 17 years of age. Student Card may be requested for proof of age.

Child

$0 /1.5hr show

  • Children 5 years and under are free.

Family

$153 /1.5hr show

  • 2x Adults & 2x Students.

Extended 2.5 Hour Show

This show is an extra 30 minutes longer than the Standard 1.5 Hour Show, enabling the Team to expand on the dog and horse training segments of the Show and include a few extra surprises. It also includes an additional 30 minute morning or afternoon tea and opportunity to catch up with the Team.

Adult

$65 /2.5hr show

  • 18 to 59 years of age.

Senior

$60 /2.5hr show

  • 60 years and over. Seniors card required.

Student

$35 /2.5hr show

  • 6 to 17 years of age. Student Card may be requested for proof of age.

Child

$0 /2.5hr show

  • Children 5 years and under are free.

Family

$180 /2.5hr show

  • 2x Adults & 2x Students

2021 Opening Hours

May, June, July & August

Monday
No Show unless a special event
Tuesday: Extended 2.5 Hour Show
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday: Extended 2.5 Hour Show
2:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Thursday
No Show
Friday: Extendd 2.5 Hour Show
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: Extended 2.5 Hour Show
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday (selected): Standard 1.5 Hour Show
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Sunday
No Show unless a special event

April, September & October

Monday (selected): Standard 1.5 Hour Show
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: Extended 2.5 Hour Show
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday: Extended 2.5 Hour Show
2:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Thursday
No Show
Friday (selected): Standard 1.5 Hour Show
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday (selected): Standard 1.5 Hour Show
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
No Show unless a special event

Click BOOK NOW for alternative times and dates. Please contact us on 1300 818 612 or by email about alternative times and group bookings - you never know your luck!

Please note Katherine Outback Experience reserves the right to cancel / change shows if minimum booking numbers are not achieved. Guests will be offered an alternative date or full refund should this occur. To avoid the disappointment of shows being cancelled, we recommend booking in advance.

Outback Show FAQs

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