Trilby Station - Bourke

Trilby Station

On the banks of the majestic Darling River, Trilby Station is great way to experience beautiful outback NSW in comfort. You’ll stay with the Murray family on their fifth generation sheep station, which stretches over 80,900 hectares.

Accommodation is in air-conditioned, two-bedroom cabins and visitors may choose to self-cater or have home-cooked meals delivered to their cabin. You’ll enjoy activities such as birdwatching and walking on nature trails, fishing and yabbying, and canoeing.

With about 24,000 Merino sheep, Trilby Station traces its history back to the vast Dunlop station - the first ever sheep station to complete a mechanical shearing in 1888. You’ll discover abundant wildlife on the station, near the village of Louth.

Trilby Station is about 1.5 hours by car from Bourke, in northwest NSW. From Broken Hill, it’s about 400 km on the Darling River Run, a drive that follows the river through the spectacular outback. Rex Regional Express has flights from Sydney to Broken Hill. Or you can fly in a small plane to the village of Louth, where your hosts are happy to meet you.

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  • Barbeque
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Carpark
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Communal Shower
  • Conference/Function Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Open Fireplace
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Pay TV
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Swimming Pool
Room Rates
Camping Sites  
Trilby Station also offers secluded river campsites, dotted along the river bank, with the use of bathroom facilities at the Shearer's Bunkhouse. Each campsite features a fire pit and wheelie bin for rubbish. If you're staying a few days then consider bringing a chain saw to gather fallen firewood. Canoes, yabby nets and station mud map drives are included in the tariff.
Facilities: Washing Machine
The Shearer's Bunkhouse  
The Shearer's Bunkhouse has nine twin share rooms (beds made, electric blankets, heating). Six bedrooms have reverse cycle heating/cooling and the remaining three offer fans and column heating. There's a communal dining room with air-conditioning, slow combustion heating, large, fully equipped kitchen (two gas stoves, microwave, freezer, fridges, crockery). The bunkhouse has a large collection of historic prints as well as a good selection of reading matter relating to the history of the property. See the taxidermy animals including a dingo that was responsible for the deaths of around 200 sheep in 1993. The Darling River is only 100 metres away, and the bunkhouse is set in a garden setting with gas barbecue, gazebo to view the sunsets and a paved campfire area.
Facilities: Air Conditioning, Blankets, DVD/Bluray Player, Electric Blankets, Refrigerator, Heating, Microwave, Pay TV, Tea/Coffee making facilities, Television and Washing Machine
The Overseer's Cottage  
The very comfortable two bedroom, fully self-contained Overseer's Cottage is situated close to the Darling River with a fully fenced garden. The main bedroom is a double and the second has three single beds, all fully made up (plus a sofabed in the lounge). The cottage is fully air-conditioned and heated, features original polished wooden floorboards and antique furniture, television, electric blankets, microwave, laundry facilities and a gas barbecue outside. Relax on your large patio overlooking the landscaped salt water swimming pool. Ask Liz about her delicious home cooked, country style meals, which she is happy to deliver to your cottage. Or maybe a hamper to take with you while you are exploring the station with one of her 'mud maps'.
Facilities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock, Balcony, Blankets, DVD/Bluray Player, Electric Blankets, Refrigerator, Hairdryer, Heating, Microwave, Minibar, Pay TV, CD Player, Tea/Coffee making facilities, Television and Washing Machine
Powered Sites  
Trilby Station offers five powered caravan sites with bathroom and laundry facilities, a new camp kitchen, gas barbecue, gazebo and paved campfire area - which is only 200 metres from the beautiful Darling River. Catch yourselves some yabbies in the pond right on your doorstep, cook them on an open fire and eat them fresh.
Facilities: Barbecue, Refrigerator and Washing Machine
The Jillaroo's Cottage  
The former Jillaroo's Cottage is a fully self-contained, air-conditioned, small two bedroom cottage on the boundary of the Homestead gardens. Your personal, tiled and heated bathroom is a few steps away. The queen room also has a trundle bed and the second bedroom has two singles. The cottage features polished wooden floors throughout, television, heating, air-conditioning, electric blankets, electric stove, microwave, a patio and outdoor gas barbecue overlooking the landscaped swimming pool. Liz is happy to cater for all or some of your meals, however bookings are essential.
Facilities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock, Balcony, Barbecue, Blankets, DVD/Bluray Player, Electric Blankets, Refrigerator, Hairdryer, Heating, Lounge/Dining Area, Microwave, Minibar, Pay TV, CD Player, Tea/Coffee making facilities and Television