Getting to Trilby Station

By Car:

Two hours drive from Cobar (160km - approx. 60km sealed), one and a half hours from Bourke (125Km - approx. 20km sealed), two and a half hours from Wilcannia (200km, unsealed) and 400km from Broken Hill on the Darling River Run. 4WD isn't necessary but recommendeddue to the added ground clearance. Please check road conditions if there has been rain in the area. Unsealed roads are closed in the event of rain.

PLEASE DON'T RELY ON GOOGLE MAPS AND YOUR GPS IN THE OUTBACK,unless you will enjoy being 'led up the garden path' on very indirect routes. Look at a road map!!

Getting to Trilby Station from either Wilcannia (south-west) or Louth (north east) is along the Darling River with the choice of going along the western or eastern side of the river (marked BLUE and GREEN respectively on the map below). These roads are both similar, though some maps only show the green road along the river (on the eastern side). We are located on the western side of the river between Louth and Tilpa, so the blue road below.

From Louth – cross the Darling River in the village (bridge is beside Shindy's Inn). Follow road 3km and turn left at the T junction (sign here says Trilby Stn 19km). Turn left again at the large Trilby Station billboard and mailbox. Follow road 3km to the accommodation and homestead complex.

From Tilpa: Head west on the 'Tongo' road. 1.5km out is a T intersection, turn right towards Louth and continue upstream 66km to our Trilby Station sign posted turn off on your right.

By Plane:

The riverside village of Louth, which has a sealed airstrip (Co-ordinates - 30 32.5S, 145.06E), is twenty minutes drive (25Km) and your hosts are happy to meet you there if required.

trilby station map


Did You Know!

Approximately 75% of our overnight guests said they wished they'd planned to stay a second night!! On your full day at Trilby you can take our station mud map self drive tours, complete with comprehensive trip notes; fish & yabby; canoe; birdwatch; enjoy approx 10km of bush running, walking, cycling or driving tracks meandering amongst the river red gums - or observe seasonal station activities.

Outback Helpers

Interested in lending a hand for a couple of hours a day in the tourism side of our enterprise? We have a dedicated powered site ( or you may prefer a waterfront campspot) that we offer free of charge for volunteers willing to pitch in and help out with some of the everyday chores. Stay a few days or a week ... just until you are ready to move on.

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Booking Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions – Trilby Station

Booking confirmation:

  • Overseer’s Cottage, Jillaroo’s cottage and Shearer’s Bunkhouse: A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking. Payment of this deposit is via EFT or Credit Card. Balance payable on arrival via cash or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Eftpos)
  • Powered Sites and River Campsites: Credit card details required for guarantee.
  • Louth Races week: All accommodation and camping attracts a premium for the week of Louth Races. Payment is required in full to confirm any booking. We do not refund cancelled bookings.

Checking in and out:

  • Check in is from 2pm and Departure time is 10am for all accommodation, caravan and camping sites.
  • Late check out will incur an automatic $30 charge that will be added to your bill.
  • An additional cleaning fee of $40 will be incurred if cottages/Bunkhouse are not left in a clean and tidy state.  Guests should ensure dishes are washed, dried and put away.

Cancellations and Refunds:

  • We do not refund cancelled bookings, however you may reschedule your dates.  Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to arrival cannot be rescheduled and payment is forfeited.
  • Where cancellation of your booking occurs due to weather conditions locally that are beyond our control we are happy to renegotiate your booking, or you may cancel without any loss to you.


Please contact us for details for paying deposit.