Golden Guitar winner and Independent Artist of the Year Tom Curtain

Learn more about the show!

Click here to visit the offical Katherine Outback Experience Website, learn more and buy tickets!


April to October | Katherine | Northern Territory

Winner of the 2018 Brolga Tourism NT Awards for Best Tourist Attraction and Best Visitor Experience in the Northern Territory.

Tom Curtain's 'Katherine Outback Experience' is an outback show that provides a unique window into the inner workings of life on a cattle station 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 6km south of Katherine. From the comfort of shaded elevated seating, guests watch and learn as the young horses and working dogs are trained for life on the land. No horse is used more than three times in a show and no show is the same. The team explain the psychology behind the process, highlighting what can be achieved from a relationship built on trust.

Guests are 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.

What You Can Expect To See and Do

A breaker getting used to a saddle - Credit Edwina Robertson

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

Tom with the Riverboyne Working dogs

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 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

Please cuddle me

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

Tom Curtain standing a top of a different kind of stage - our stallion Acres of Ra

Enjoy live Australian Country Music often performed from a different kind of stage by 2018 two-time Golden Guitar winner Tom Curtain

Buttercup and Daisy

Learn about the pastoral industry and its significance in the Top End

Annabel and Tom

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

2019 Rates

Standard 1.5 hour show: Adults: $50 | Seniors: $45 | Students 6-17 years: $25 | Children 5 years & U: Free
Extended 2.5 hour show: Adults: $60 | Seniors: $55 | Students 6-17 years: $30 | Children 5 years & U: Free

Please contact us for group bookings and packages.

2019 Opening Hours

April | May | September | October

Standard Show: Monday | Friday | selected Saturdays | 4:30-6:00pm | Gates open 4:15pm
Extended Show: Tuesday | 9:30am - 12:00pm | Gates open 9:15am
Extended Show: Wednesday | 2:30 - 5:00pm | Gates open 2:15pm

June | July | August

Standard Show: Monday | selected Saturdays | 4:30-6:00pm | Gates open 4:15pm
Extended Show: Tuesday | 9:30am - 12:00pm | Gates open 9:15am
Extended Show: Wednesday | 2:30 - 5:00pm | Gates open 2:15pm
Extended Show: Friday | 9:15am - 11:45am | Gates open 9:00am
Extended Show: Saturday | 1:00 - 2:30pm | Gates open 12:45pm

All shows are subject to meeting a minimum number of bookings. Should minimum numbers not be achieved, you will be contacted and offered to change the date or a full refund.
Please contact us on 0428 301 580 or by email about alternative times - you never know your luck!


Our show and services have been tailored to appeal to all ages and levels of mobility. Some of our guests include:

  • Business Events, Corporate, Incentive & Reward Travel Groups
  • Tour Groups including The Ghan Train & AAT Kings
  • School Excursions & Camps
  • Independent Travelleres


Although our outback show is our core service, we also offer:

  • Keynote / Guest Speaker
  • Live Music Entertainment
  • Venue Hire for Weddings, Corporate Events, Long Table Dinners and Private Events
  • Event Entertainment
  • Catering Services including morning/ afternoon tea, lunches and dinners
  • Excursions, Camps and In-school Visits
  • Exclusive Private Shows


We operate from April to the End of October at our venue in Katherine. We do however have the added bonus of being able to take our show on the road performing at alternative venues.

Our venue consists of:

  • Shaded elevated seating
  • Universally accessible toilets and showers
  • Green lawn camp ground for school groups
  • Licensed kitchen

Our venue is available to hire for corporate functions, weddings and private events.

Business Events

We will provide an experience like no other, that will enhance and enrich your next event, while delivering successful business outcomes and unforgettable moments. Whether it is rewarding high-achievers, team-building or event entertainment, we will deliver a once-in-a-lifetime authentic experience that will continue to inspire your guests. There is no better way to experience the real Australian outback than with Katherine Outback Experience.

KOE is equipped to provide a range of services both on and off-site including:

  • Pre and Post-Event Enterntainment
  • Key Note/ Guest Speaker
  • Creating Harmonious Workplaces / Conflict Resolution
  • Team Building and Leadership
  • Venue Hire
  • Camping/ Glamping Experience
  • Event Coordination/ Assistance
  • Equipment Hire

Ask us about innovative options for your next event!