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 2021 Qantas Australia Tourism Awards Best Tourist Attraction and the 2021 Brolga Tourism NT Awards for Best Tourist Attraction and Chairman's Award for Tourism Excellence 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. 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

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

Dogs Square_Courtney Louise Photography

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

Tom Curtain owner of Katherine Outback Experience_Stephanie Coombes Creative

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

Feedin gpoddy calves_Harry Vick

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

2022 Rates

Two Hour Outback Show: Adults: $65 | Seniors: $60 | Students 6-17 years: $35 | Children 5 years & U: Free

Please contact us for group bookings and packages.

2022 Opening Hours

Mid-April to mid-October

Monday: 9:30 to 11:30am
Wednesday: 9:30 to 11:30am
Friday: 9:30am to 11:30am
Selected Saturdays: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
We also host shows in line with requests from tour groups that are often open to the public so please check our website.

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 0447 816 222 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!

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