Trilby Station - Bourke

Trilby Station

Trilby Station, a vast 320,000 acre merino sheep and goat station, is situated on the banks of the Darling River in Outback New South Wales, near the village of Louth on the Darling River Run Adventure Trail.
It is part of historic Dunlop - the first ever station to complete a mechanical shearing in 1888. They have abundant wildlife, nature trails, bird watching, fishing, yabbying, canoeing and excellent mud maps for self exploration of the station. Visit their open air museum of early settler's farm machinery, steam engines and just enjoy pottering around this vast station.
Comfortable accommodation is offered in the fully renovated Stockman's Cottages and the new Shearer's Bunkhouse, and delicious country style meals are available on request. Trilby also offers powered caravan sites and secluded river campsites. Your friendly hosts and the picturesque Australian landscape make this a unique experience.
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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