Katherine Outback Experience

There has always been a romance with the Australian Outback. It is a place like no other. The raw beauty, dramatic landscapes and isolation has created a special breed of people with great heart, strength and resilience who live and work at the hands of Mother Nature.

Katherine Outback Experience provides a unique window into the real Australian Outback and the inner workings of life on a cattle station through the sharing of stories and experiences, cattle dog demonstrations and live music performances.

Hear about Tom Curtain who began his professional horse training career in 2001 at Mt Sanford Station in the Northern Territory. It was in the stock camp he taught himself to play guitar. What started out as some fun, writing songs about life on the land and singing around the campfire, lead to the release of his award winning album ‘Smack Bang!’ in which the title track went to Number 1 in the Australian Country Music Charts.

Meet the team of dedicated people and station animals ranging from stock horses to working dogs, cattle, a buffalo and even a donkey who all have a key role in the show.

The 'Stock Yards' is where the action takes place. Enjoy a live demonstration of the art of horse-breaking, depicting the psychology between man and horse, watch the Riverboyne Dog Team working cattle, goats or ducks in harmony, before interacting with Bernie the Buffalo, Tin Shaker the Brahman Steer and Legend the Trick Horse.

There is even time to sit back and relax, listening to live music including some well-known Aussie anthems and originals, often performed from a top of a horse.

An action packed experience filled with fun facts and history about the cattle industry and Australian Outback, including stories of successes and failures, so that you will gain an impression of what life in the Outback is really all about.

This tour operates May to October.

Recommended Fitness Level: Low – short walks required with a seated tour experience.



Platinum and Gold Service guests

Included in your fare

Please note: All bookings and payments are done while on train. Tours are subject to change without notice. Tour descriptions and prices are valid until 31 March 2017.

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