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Katherine Outback Experience

Location: 115 Collins Road, Uralla
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We are excited to confirm we will be kicking off shows on Saturdays from 4:30-6:00pm from 6 June 2020. There is a possibility of more shows during school holidays. We will also continue with private and group horse riding lessons and we are still working on a virtual experience while the borders remain closed. We will be posting regular updates on our news and social media pages.

 

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Description

 

We welcome you to enjoy Tom Curtain's Katherine Outback Experience, an outback show that celebrates life on the lend through real horse-starting and working dog demonstrations, live music and story telling.

 

This is not your standard 'show' or 'tour' - rather it is an experience! It is raw and real, the same as if an audience was not present. This outdoor 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 life on the land. No horse is used more than five times in a show and no show is the same. 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 Bernie the Buffalo, Cecil the Mule and Tin Shaker the Brahman Steer. The show wouldn't be completed without colourful stories from the team's experiences of living and working on the land, together with some of Tom's original award-winning songs.

 

See our standard tour itinerary below.

 

We are open Monday to Saturday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. We offer private one-on-one lessons, group lessons and tailored lessons. For now, everyone is required to start with a private one-on-one lesson before being able to book a group lesson. For beginners, we recommend a 1/2 hour private lesson to start.

Katherine Outback Experience is excited to now be providing private and group 1/2 hour and 1 hour horse riding lessons for beginners through to advanced riders. Riders are welcome to ride one of our horses that will be matched to your skill level, or bring your own horse.

Not only are these lessons educational, horse riding is great for fitness, leisure and building confidence. It is proven that animals can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression and feelings of loneliness and social isolation. Animals may very well be the medicine we all need to get us through these current times.

 

Cancellation Policy

No less than 24 hours notice of cancellation is required in order for a full refund to be given for individual or group bookings of up to 10 people. Alternatively at the discretion of the manager based on circumstances. Groups larger than 10 people will require 72 hours notice.

Map

Directions

KATHERINE, NT (April-Sept): 115 Collins Road, Uralla, NT.
6.1 km east from the Katherine Tourist Information Centre towards Mataranka, turn right onto Byers Road (also spelt Buyers), right onto Collins Road, and right at the 3rd gate. Follow the road around to the car park. Plenty of room for Motorhome and Caravan parking.

News

Katherine Outback Experience is in its seventh season of operation and has received great reviews. Many have congratulated owners Tom and Annabel Curtain on the raw and unique insight into the handling and training of horses and working dogs for the pastoral sector.

Awards

Best Tourist Attraction - Northern Territory Tourism Awards 2018 & 2019Bronze Winner - Best Tourist Attraction - National Tourism Awards 2018Best Visitor Experience Award - Northern Territory Tourism Awards 2018Tom Curtain - Australian Independent Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year - 2018. Tom Curtain & Luke OShea - Golden Guitar Winner - Heritage Song of the Year 2018Tom Curtain & Luke OShea - Golden Guitar Winner - Film Clip of the Year 2018

Cancellation Policy

No less than 24 hours notice of cancellation is required in order for a full refund to be given for individual or group bookings of up to 10 people. Alternatively at the discretion of the manager based on circumstances. Groups larger than 10 people will require 72 hours notice.