Trilby Station - Bourke
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.
- Animal Viewing
- Fishing - rivers, estuaries and lakes
- Trail bike riding
- Amenities block
- BBQ Facilities
- Boat Ramp
- Broadband Internet Access
- Camp Kitchen
- Car park
- Communal Kitchen
- Communal Refrigerator
- Conference/Convention Facilities
- Cots Available
- Gardens in property
- Microwave oven
- Non Smoking Floor
- Pay/Satellite TV
- Pets allowed, enquire on booking
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool - Outdoor
- TV/Lounge Area
- Vehicle wash facilities
- Walking Tracks
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Wood Fire/Pot Belly
|The Shearer's Bunkhouse
||AUD$70 to AUD$220
|Price Range. AUD70 double/twin share, self catering. AUD110 per person dinner, bed and breakfast.
The Shearer's Bunkhouse has nine twin share rooms (beds made up, electric blankets, heating). Six of the rooms have reverse cycle heating/cooling and the remaining three offer fans and column heating. A communal dining room with slow combustion heating, large, fully equipped kitchen (two gas stoves, microwave, freezer, fridges),
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, Ceiling Fan, Crockery/Cutlery, Electric Blanket, Full kitchen and cooking facilities, Heating, Iron/Ironing board, Microwave oven, Non Smoking Room, Pay/Satellite TV, Refrigerator, Shared bathroom, Tea/Coffee making facilities, Television, Video Cassette Recorder, Washing Machine, DVD Player.
|The Jillaroo's Cottage
||AUD$105 to AUD$250
|Price Range. AUD105 double self catering. AUD125 per person dinner, bed and breakfast, based on twin share or double occupancy. Extra adult - AUD30. Extra child - AUD20.
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, Balcony, Blankets, Clock Radio, Crockery/Cutlery, Electric Blanket, En suite, Full kitchen and cooking facilities, Hairdryer, Heating, Iron/Ironing board, Microwave oven, Mini Bar, Non Smoking Room, Private Facilities, Refrigerator, Stereo/CD player, Tea/Coffee making facilities, Television, Barbecue, Kitchenette, DVD Player, Lounge/dining area, Pay/Satellite TV.
|The Overseer's Cottage
||AUD$125 to AUD$250
|Price Range. AUD125 double self catering. AUD125 per person dinner, bed and breakfast, based on double occupancy. Extra adult - AUD30. Extra child - AUD20.
The very comfortable two bedroom, fully self-contained Overseer's Cottage is situated close to the Darling River and has a fully fenced garden. The main bedroom is a double and the second has three single beds, all fully made up. The cottage is fully air-conditioned (reverse cycle and evaporative) and heated, features original polished wooden floorboards and antique furniture, leather lounge suite, television, Austar, 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, Balcony, Blankets, Clock Radio, Crockery/Cutlery, Electric Blanket, En suite, Full kitchen and cooking facilities, Hairdryer, Heating, Iron/Ironing board, Microwave oven, Mini Bar, Non Smoking Room, Pay/Satellite TV, Private Facilities, Refrigerator, Stereo/CD player, Tea/Coffee making facilities, Television, Washing Machine, DVD Player.
||AUD$30 to AUD$45
|Price Range. Double / family.
Trilby Station also offer powered caravan sites with bathroom and laundry facilities, a new camp kitchen, gas barbecue, gazebo and paved campfire area - which is only 100 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: Iron/Ironing board, Shared bathroom, Washing Machine, Barbecue, Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Internet Access.
||AUD$23 to AUD$30
|Price Range. Double / family.
Trilby Station also offers secluded river campsites, dotted along the river bank, with the use of bathroom facilities at the Shearer's Bunkhouse. Following flooding of the Darling River system over the past two years, they now have a large billabong (circumference approximately five kilometres) with spectacular campsites to select from in addition to the river camping. Camp right on the water's edge and enjoy the sun rising or setting over the billabong.
Facilities: Iron/Ironing board, Shared bathroom, Washing Machine, Open fireplace.