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Trilby Station

Louth Accommodation

 
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Welcome to Trilby!

Trilby Station hosts

Staying with the Murray's on their historic 6th generation, 320,000 acre sheep and goar station on the banks of the beautiful and iconic Darling River is described by many as their ultimate Outback NSW experience. Liz and Gary have raised their four children at Trilby, are passionate about their outback way of life and enjoy sharing their experiences and lifestyle with visitors to the station.

Why not recapture the spirit of the wide, open spaces as you take a peek at the station with a 'mud map' in your hand.... throw a line in and fish for Cod and Yellow-belly .... boil your yabbies on an open fire and eat them fresh .... walk with the wildlife....smell the bush.... canoe this great river.... Or simply relax on the riverbank under the shade of the massive river red gums.

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Welcome

Liz and Gary have lived at Trilby since their marriage in 1981. Gary is a 5th generation Murray who settled here on the Darling River in 1860, when you could buy 60 acres for 60 pounds sterling anywhere in NSW. They have four children... Alex - 33, having completed her Masters in Architecture in 2009, has established Design Tribe Dubbo- Dubbo's only dedicated Architectural practice; Tom - 31, is home on the station most of the time, but flies choppers, mainly for rescue and bushfires when called on to do so; AJ - 22, has ditched is Uni studies to chase his dream – and is now completing his Commercial Pilots License this year with a view to full time employment within the aviation field; and Will – 21 this year, is home working on the station after a year Jackarooing in the Northern Territory and then gaining his pilot’s license.

Gary is very hard to get off the station, commenting work is his hobby, but Liz enjoys the challenges of remote area hiking; which she likens to 'physical meditation' – having tackled the Kokoda Track, Mt Kilimanjaro, the Larapinta Trail, The Anti-Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the stunningly beautiful Simien Mountains in Ethiopia, Mt Everest Base Camp with Alex and AJ and just recently the Indian Himalayas in Ladakh, Northern India. This year?... Liz plans to return to Nepal for a quick trek on her way to Oman in the Persian Gulf, where there are mountains and desert to conquer.

Our Town

  • "A place that loved a drink, a party and a punt.." So wrote Henry Lawson about Louth. Not a lot has changed for Louth in that respect. They have a reputation for staging a great party - an annual race meeting each August, that keeps the crowds coming back year after year. Racegoers just love the sheer isolation of Louth, the colourful bush characters and the experience of watching the horses thunder past the winning post in a cloud of dust. Louth Races are held in August.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation at Trilby Station

Overseer's Cottage:

Bed and Breakfast

Bed and BreakfastThe fully renovated Overseer's Cottage, originally built in the 1960's for the station overseer and his family, features 2 Bedrooms (a double and a triple single, plus a double sofa bed in the lounge room) with polished floorboards, antiques and collectibles throughout. Also included are air-conditioning and heating, electric blankets, all linen, satellite TV, a full kitchen, laundry, gas BBQ and a paved campfire pit. Relax on your verandah overlooking the pool and enjoy this peaceful outback retreat by the Darling River. You can choose to self-cater or enjoy Liz's home cooked meals - delivered to your cottage.

Jillaroo's Cottage

Bed and BreakfastBed and BreakfastOnce home for the station's Jackaroos and Jillaroos, this cottage has been transformed from its once humble beginnings to very comfortable self- contained guest accommodation. This fully renovated, air-conditioned and heated cottage is also 2 bedroom (one queen room and a twin room) - though smaller than the Overseer's Cottage, with your private bathroom a few steps outside your door. There's a fascinating story as to why... Liz will tell you when you arrive. The Jillaroo's Cottage is situated by the pool and you can choose to self-cater or enjoy Liz's home cooked meals - delivered to your cottage.

 

Shearer's Bunkhouse:

Bed and BreakfastBed and BreakfastNew shearer’s quarters were established on Trilby Station after the original building was destroyed by fire and today’s shearer’s would be hard pressed to find more comfortable lodgings anywhere. There is a total of 9 twin share bedrooms - the six inside bedrooms have reverse cycle air-conditioning and the three older bedrooms outside have fans, all have electric blankets and linen. With a slow combustion wood fire, caterer’s size kitchen, TV and DVD player, share bathrooms and laundry, a huge paved campfire area and gazebo – the Shearer’s Bunkhouse is ideal for large fishing parties and groups. Our collection of historic memorabilia and photos are housed here at the Bunkhouse.

Powered Sites and Riverside Camp Sites:

Bed and BreakfastBed and BreakfastCaravanning and camping trailers are a very popular means of travel these days and Trilby Station caters to these clients by offering powered sites with a gas BBQ, camp kitchen, gazebo, paved campfire area and bathroom facilities; approx.. 200 metres from the Darling River.

They also offer secluded river campsites - with names such as Coonong, Winbar, Nortons and Hora.... named after paddocks on the station. These campsites, all with a campfire pit and rubbish bin, are spread out among the red river gum and coolabah trees on the banks of the river, ensuring you feel total seclusion.

Bathroom and laundry facilities are back at the Shearer's Bunkhouse... and you are also quite welcome to take a dip in the homestead swimming pool.


Things to Do

Things to do at and around Trilby

We want your visit to Trilby Station to be memorable and we take great pride in our accommodation and the quality service we provide for all our guests. R and R is what we’re about ...so if you want to just put your feet up and relax with a good book and a drink - then do it.

But if you do fancy a spot of fishing or yabbying, or maybe to paddle a canoe - the majestic Darling River and  billabong are there waiting. Ask Liz for her station Bird List and enjoy bird watching and bush walking with the wildlife on the many walking tracks around the accommodation complex.

And if the ways-of-the-west are what you seek – grab one of Liz’s Mud Map tours and head off for a peek about. Wandering around this historic station sets you to wondering what life must have been like in this remote spot at the turn of the century. It’s fascinating and will draw you in for sure.

More than 75% of guests at Trilby wish they’d stayed at least a second night, to take advantage of the station Mud Map drives, the chance to catch and cook yabbies, maybe paddle lazily down the river, observe seasonal station activities or take in the amazing Mathew’s Monument at sunset each evening. A station stay is far more than just an overnight ‘motel stop’ – and it’s wise to plan time to enjoy the unique experiences on offer here.

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Getting Here

Getting to Trilby

Whatever you do - do not solely use a GPS navigation system - look at a road map too!! They are riddled with faults in outback areas and will send you hundreds of km out of your way.

Trilby Station is located on the west/north side of the river, between Louth and Tilpa.

From Louth:
Cross the Darling River and after 3km turn left at the T section. Sign here says Trilby 19kms. Follow for 19km and turn left at the Trilby Station mailbox and large billboard. It is 3km from here to the Homestead and accommodation complex.

From Tilpa:
Follow the Tilpa to Louth road on the western side of the river for approx 70km. On your right you'll see the Trilby Station mailbox and large billboard. Turn right here and follow 3km into the Homestead and accommodation complex.

Driving to Louth

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Open Information on town or member by clicking panel on top left of map.

There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to Louth.

The following is an overview of the routes from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide that may help you in planning your Outback Beds experience.

From Brisbane:

Warrego Hwy <> Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 1,016km approx

From Sydney:

The Great Western Highway > Mitchell Highway > Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 960km approx

From Melbourne:

Hume Highway > Cobb Highway <> Long Paddock <> Darling River Run (Unsealed): (Distance = 1,027km aprox)

From Adelaide: 

Barrier Highway <> Darling River Run (Unsealed): Distance = 930km approx

 


Touring Routes

Touring Routes

  • The Darling River Run is a journey of discovery along one of Australia’s most iconic rivers. Steeped in indigenous culture and pastoral history, an adventure along the Darling can include staying at any of the Outback Beds members along the river, and in the surrounding area when venturing away from the river to explore the wonderful Outback NSW. Like many parts of Outback Australia, the Darling basin is rich with Indigenous history, spirituality and living culture, as well as being an integral part of early European history and exploitative efforts of iconic Australians like Burke & Wills, Sturt, and Major Mitchell.

 

Guest Book

What others have said

"Probably the best 4 days we have had away from the city ever. Need to get out here more often to appreciate our great outback and there's no better place than Trilby. Lots of amazing photo opportunities and generally, the best of everything. Thanks Liz and Gary!" Louise Chilton, Sydney.

"Great experience. Very educational. Thank you Liz for everything you did to make our stay so enjoyable, especially helping us to discover the outback." Marg and John, Canada.

"Thanks for a very warm welcome. We had a lovely stay and enjoyed seeing the outback and learning about farming on a 35,000 acre scale!" The Todworths, Surrey UK.

"Spectacular! How blessed we were to enjoy this beautiful property. Than you Liz for your warm hospitality, yummy food and fine wines. The campfire outside was awesome. The 2 nights here wasn't nearly longenough. Great time though. Canoeing, walking, fishing, yabbying. Jason loved the experience of building the fire and then toasting marshmellows. Thank you for opening your property/home to us." The Lintenberks, VIC

"Liz, you are a wonderful host, nothing is too much trouble. What a trear to go yabbying, take the canoes out on the water, sit by the pool with a wine. Great shower, comfortable, fantastic bed, air-co... what more does one need to relax? A credit to you Liz and Gary." Jane and Walter, QLD.


 

more information

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