Tom Curtain's Katherine Outback Experience is a 90-minute show that provides a unique window into life on the land in outback Australia. It doesn’t get much more authentic than real life horse-starting and working dog demonstrations entwined with Australian music and humorous bush tales. There is dust and chaos, and things don't always go to plan, but that is part of the beauty of the outback. Tom released his third country music album in November 2017 which has had great success in the Charts going to No.1 on the Australian iTunes Country Music Charts.
You will be greeted by Tom or Annabel as you arrive at Katherine Outback Experience. Gates open 15-minutes prior to the advertised show time. You will be seated in the shaded elevated grandstands around the first arena where Tom will provide a real life demonstration of breaking in an untrained horse, discussing the psychology between man and horse. For the younger guests in the audience, Annabel will often take them to feed and pat the baby animals. Following a few horse tricks and catchy tunes performed by Tom, some larger station characters are introduced including Bernie the Buffalo and Tin Shaker the Brahman Steer. Guests are provided the opportunity to interact with the animals. The show then moves to the team of working dogs who love to show the audience how clever they are at mustering the goats or cattle. At the conclusion of the show, guests are welcomed to interact with the dogs, mingle with Tom and Annabel and view merchandise available for purchase. Free refreshments and EFTPOS facility available. Although shade is provided, it is recommended to bring a hat and dress appropriately for varying weather conditions.