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Katherine Outback Experience

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    Stop At: Katherine Outback Experience, 115 Collins Road, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850 Australia

    - Gates open 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time.
    - Guests are seated in the undercover arena on elevated seating overlooking the round yard (arena 1).
    - The team provides a brief introduction about our story, history and show.
    - A young horse is brought into the arena and the team get to work training the horse live in front of the audience, demonstrating the art of horse-starting. We explain the psychology between man and horse, showing how we build trust through comfort bubbles. If the horse is ready to progress, we will saddle and attempt to ride it, often for the first time. No horse is used more than three times in the show.
    - We then move to our more advanced horses, demonstrating what can be achieved with ongoing training and patience (we don't want to give too much away).
    - Our team of station animals including a buffalo, steer, mule and donkey are brought into the arena. We share some interesting facts about the pastoral industry and adaptions of our station characters, before guests are invited to interact with the animals.
    - Guests are then directed to our large arena (arena 2) where we bring out our team of amazing working dogs. They are all different ages and temperaments, mostly Border Collies. We introduce each dog before showing how we train them to work as a team. If you are in luck, you may even see them muster the cattle.
    - We then show how we train horses to work cattle and explain the purpose of this.
    - The show is never complete without some of Tom's original songs, performed from the saddle, with guitar in hand and often at speed.
    - At the conclusion of the show, guests are invited to pat and hold any baby animals we have at the time, chat with the team and purchase merchandise including Tom's music which he will personally sign.
    - Our 2.5 hour Extended Experience follows the same format as the 1.5 hour experience however the team expand on aspects of the show including the horse-starting and working dog demonstrations. It also includes 30 minutes of morning tea on Tuesdays and 30 minutes of afternoon tea on Wednesdays following the show.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Departure Point
    Katherine Outback Experience - 115 Collins Road, Uralla, Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Light refreshments
    • Snacks
    • Live commentary
    • Live entertainment
    • Entry/Admission - Katherine Outback Experience
    Exclusions
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attraction
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A small amount of walking is involved from the car park the the arena
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Travelling as older male plus teenage son can be trying these days, what with phones and ipads. I made it a "no" option excursion for the morning.....and was latter thanked by teenwolf for bringing him. Tom's show was wonderfully informative and entertsining. His you staff...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Rob P
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My wife & I picked up the brochure for Katherine Outback Experience at our CP and decided to give it a go. Best decision we made as on arriving we were welcomed to the venue by a very cheery young woman. Show time commenced shortly...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank briandchez
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Awesome show! Loved it all, especially the dogs! Thought it was great that cold water, flannels and Icey poles offered to us during the show.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Beccc88
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This is without doubt one of the best shows we have experienced on our around Australia caravan trip. Tom and his assistants provided an excellent service ensuring that you were comfortable during the show. Tom personally greeted everyone that came, and the girls came around...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Dirk T
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My partner and I attended the show and absolutely loved it. The man himself, Tom Curtain was greeting everyone apron entry and checking tickets. I thought that was very down to earth. He suggested to go and pat the animals while we waited for the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank troy t
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