Trilby Station, Outback NSW

Staying with the Murray's on their historic 6th generation, 320,000 acre sheep 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.


Trilby Station Accommodation

  • Overseer's Cottage:

    • The 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.
    • Rates from AU$125 double and $20 per child, self-catering and $125 per person ($60 for children 5 - 14) for dinner, bed and breakfast.

    Jillaroo's Cottage

    • Once 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.
    • Rates from AU$110 double and $20 per child, self-catering and $125 per person for dinner, bed and breakfast.

    Shearer's Bunkhouse:

    • New 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.
    • Rates from AU$70 twin share. Long stay and group discounts apply.

    Powered Sites and Riverside Camp Sites:

    • Caravanning 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.
    • Powered Sites from $30 couple per night, $40 per family. Large vans - $35 per night and $45 per family. River Campsites: $23 couple, $30 family per night.

Getting To

Trilby Station Location:

Getting to Trilby

NOTE!! 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


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 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

See & Do

Trilby Station See and Do

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 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.

More about Trilby

Trilby Station (cont)

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.

Telstra Next G mobile coverage available.

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 1880, when you could buy 60 acres for 60 pounds sterling anywhere in NSW. They have four children... Alex - 32, having completed her Masters in Architecture in 2009, has established Design Tribe Dubbo- Dubbo's only dedicated Architectural practice; Tom - 30, is still living his dream - flying choppers part time, mainly for rescue and bushfires and working at home on the station when he can; AJ - 21, has finished his second year at University in Newcastle, studying Construction Management; and Will - 19, after completing his schooling in Armidale last year, (where he completed a diesel mechanics school based traineeship) is off jackarooing on Newcastle Waters station in the Northern Territory.

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 and just recently a hike to Mt Everest Base Camp with Alex and AJ.

Towns & Touring

Towns & Touring:

Trilby - Touring & Towns

Henry Lawson lived and worked for a period in the Louth area and referred to it as, 'a place that loved a drink, a party and a punt..' He was able to sum up the town and yet he never experienced the famous outback race event known as the Louth races where the normally sleepy river hamlet swells by the thousands
Towns & Localities
Located about 30 mins south of Bourke, Gundabooka National park is a special place for the Ngemba and Barkinji people of the area and a visit to the Mulgowan (Yapa) Art Site it is easy to see why it is such a sacred place. The trees and water near the site add to its appeal to visitors.
National Parks
It is not hard to agree with famous Australian poet Henry Lawson when he wrote,
Towns & Localities


Map & Contact Us

Contact Trilby Station

For bookings and further details contact:

Liz Murray

Trilby Station, Louth 2840

Ph: (02) 6874 7420 Mob 0419 447 938

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