The Andersons, QLD - 2012

What a privilege to see first hand something of the challenges and rewards of running Trilby station, to observe the focus and energy needed and to set this against the vagaries of the climate. Well done and our grateful thanks for a sensational stay.

R Yuan, China - 2012

You have a huge and beautiful property. It's amazing. I never see these in China. Thanks and good luck for your family and the future.

C Hind -2011

If there's a better outback accommodation then I've yet to find it. Best I've seen. Thanks Liz. Great host. Question is, how soon can I get back!

K Nicholls - 2011

Back to nature and the heart of good, honest, Australian hospitality – loved it.

The Thompsons, VIC - 2011

It has been all that I ever imagined. Thank you Liz and Gary for the opportunity to share in this wonderful life at Trilby. The peace and serenity of the bush soothes the soul. Fabulous accommodation – just delightful!

Richard and Sue - 2011

From Richard – "It's an eye opener for a city bloke!!". From Sue – "I finally got us both here after so many attempts. We should have come years ago. Trilby is a wonderful and interesting place. Thank you both for giving us the opportunity to experience your home and life

The Leeces, Sydney - 2011

Lucky for us your 'island' home has been reconnected to the mainland post floods! Had a restful, lovely stay here. Thanks Liz and family for sharing your home, our yabbies and your cooking. A warm, welcoming stay in comfort and with so much info about the area and its history, its river 9lifeblood) and all the wildlife. Gorgeous!!

C Gladwin, Sydney - December 2010

What a great and secret way to escape the city for a weekend.

Doug and Lesley, Port Lincoln SA November 2010

A wonderful place to stay! – relaxed and friendly atmosphere in a beautiful setting. We feel privileged to have seen the property while the vegetation is so lush and colourful. Loved the 'mud-map' tours, the history, the bird-life and the yabbying. Thanks so much to our cheerful and helpful hosts, David and Di, who were in charge whilst Liz was away for a few days.

Julie and Ron, Keysborough VIC November 2010

1. The highlight of our 3 week Outback NSW/QLD trip was here. Liz you haven't disappointed us at all. These 'Outback Beds' are fantastic. We have now been to Lightning Ridge, Bourke and here. We have loved the open spaces and the true 'Aussie' feel. Will be recommending Trilby to anyone who will listen. Thanks for the lovely meals and the genuine hospitality. Will try to get back here sometime.

Ray and Betty, QLD October 2010

A wonderful, eye opening experience. Your hospitality and friendliness – Top Class." Ray and Betty. QLD. Oct 2010

Tracey and Family, Cedar Creek, QLD August 2010

1. This place is so cosy and the goats/puppies so cute! We came in late but felt welcomed. Hope to return again and spend a few days this time.

The Ritchies, Alabama USA July 2010

Really fantastic – thank you. For all our requests that were kindly met, for allowing us to explore your home... thank you.

A Digwood December 2009

A slice of heaven. Robert would like to make this his home. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. This station will be etched in my memory forever.

S Powers November 2009

A tranquil and rejuvenating stay in a charming home away from home. Thank you Liz and Gary for the opportunity.

G Riches October 2009

Luxury in the Outback. Thank you Liz, we loved it!

Helen and Peter September 2009

A great experience. The kids loved the pool. The parents loved the tranquility.

Franks Family NSW July 2009

What an awesome outback experience. The mud map and history completed the package. Great hospitality, the kids want to take the puppies home! Thanks Gary and Liz, we are now totally relaxed.

L Thomas TASMANIA May 2009

What a great spot to stay. 2 days turned into 4. Everybody should try this at least once.

Lorraine and George May 2009

Thanks for a serene look at country life.

J and R Thompson, QLD April 2009

A genuine outback experience in an era when city folk are losing contact with the bush/wild.

M Gifford February 2009

Paradise in the outback, thanks for sharing it with us. Loved your homemade slice, beats the usual packaged biscuits in motels hands down.

S Mehler, Oregan USA

Thanks for helping us fall in love with the outback. It was an amazing, awesome, unforgettable experience!!

The Russell's February 2009

We have had a lovely peaceful and relaxing stay after a week on the road. Your hospitality is exceptional, the meals were great and the serenity is relaxing. Thanks so much.

Garth & Sharyn Widdowson, Canberra Easter 2007

Our family had a brilliant time with the Murray's at their station. Their hospitality was second to none. Our kids have had the best possible experience they could have dreamed of. We will certainly recommend Trilby Station to our friends and family.

Deb Harman and All The Crew, VIC Easter 2007

Liz, you might remember our Crew who stayed with you this year from Easter Friday to the following Saturday (Edmonds, Harman and Smith families). Just wanted to say that we all had a fantastic time and no-one wanted to leave!

Davis family, Newcastle, NSW January 2007

Fabulous stay. You made us feel very welcome. The mudmap tour was excellent and very interesting. Accommodation is superb and the meals scrumptious. we'll definitely be back."

D & R Kaehne, Northern Beaches, NSW November 2006

Great place to relax and to enjoy some peace and quiet with all the comforts of home. H Bush, Goulburn Sept 06
A rewarding experience enriched by the local history, particularly the well written and up to date information and maps by Liz.

R Jones, United Kingdom September 2006

A most exciting and exhilarating few days. Sincere thank you and good luck for rain.

S & C Timmer, The Netherlands June 2006

Liz, if we ever come back to this part of your amazing continent, we will come back to Trilby for sure. With such hosts, such wonderful accommodation and such beautiful property to wander around, there is no other option.

M & R Pinnington, Sydney June 2006

Thank you for allowing us to share, even for a short time, your outback lifestyle. It was very special.

R Davidson. February 2006

Absolutely fantastic. Your hospitality exceeds itself. Look forward to coming again. Thank-you is definitely not enough.

S & P Sandwich. Kent, UK April 2006

We so enjoyed our stay at Trilby. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We really have seen the true outback and we are mindful of the difficulties you face every day. Fantastic food, accommodation and company.

Paul Philippa June 2005

Hi Liz and Gary,

We're all back home in good form and with wonderful memories of Trilby. Your attention to fire wood and all other wonderful details was much appreciated and our stay became the highlight of our trip. Hope you have lots of rain!

Bill & Val Cooke Pacific Palms NSW April 2005

Our campsite on the banks of the Darling was what the Outback is all about with those majestic river gums hundreds of years old. The 'mud map' drive through the property was a wonderful way to visit a working property without getting in the way and to see the relics of the past allowed us to appreciate the past glory of an incredible station the pioneers built.

As for the abandoned homestead it is a remarkable step back in time to the 60s and a true insight into how people actually lived without the 'museum' feeling Our imaginations ran wild. We hope it remains in good condition as its rarity grows every day.

Thank you for your hospitality and a look in at the 'School of the Air'

Barbara, Ralph and Daniel Bryan Artarmon, Sydney, NSW OCt 2004

After three visits in three consecutive years, we just love returning to Trilby during our Outback NSW forays, as we can enjoy a tranquil, private campsite by the magic Darling River but also enjoy the wonders of Trilby Station and the hospitality of the Murray family. We are fascinated by the historic remnants of the old homesteads, both on the river and at the north end of this vast property. The mudmap tour is well worth doing, giving a wonderful insight into the expanse and natural characteristics of Trilby. I delight in the photographic and wildlife opportunities and now have my photos included in the updated 'tour guide' produced by Liz. Hope to be there again before too long......

Nada Jovic Essendon, Vic 26 Sep 2004

Great place for a painting holiday and Liz really looked after our group of 10. The accommodation was great, and very clean. Liz's cooking was pretty good! Nada

Jan O'Halloran Wollongong 24 Jul 2004

My family stayed during the Easter schools 2003, it was great. We are thinking of staying again during October 2004. This experience is recommended for both Australian and oversea. visitors Enjoy. Hope to see you again during October school holidays this year.

Sam Tindal Armidale 26 Jun 2004

Had a awesome week out that end of the world with Brains. cheers

Ed Stening & Alex Sydney Mar 2004

Have to say, one of the best times of my life! The place is a kingdom in the outback! Sign me up for the Louth Races on the 7th of August! Can't wait! See you all there! Ed and Alex

Ivan and Irene Rook Malaga Spain Jan 2004

Any person who wants to experience the out back life could find no better place than Trilby Station. the hospitality is first class and the accommodation could not be found better any where else Thank you Liz and Gary for a wonderful time

Georg Soest, Germany Dec 2003

Hello we, my girlfriend Britta and I, have stayed at the station in November 03 for only 2 days,we loved too stay longer, and it can be said that these days were one of the greatest days in our life - just perfect. So what is really special about Trilby? Besides the beauty of the country and the abundance of wildlife in this area, the people make the difference. The members of the Murray family are so friendly, in particular Liz and Gary, and additionally all the characters living in Louth province are lovely and unique. If you are there ask the local who was Mary Devine and check out the pub in Louth. ( Drink Driving !?) We strongly recommend to stay a few days in Trilby, Outback NSW - simple Australia as its Best Britta and Georg, Soest Germany

Brian Steele UK Dec 2003

Interesting site, My family and I will be holidaying in your part of the world next spring and hope to be able to stop by.

Ray McKnight Albion Park NSW 30 Nov 2003

It looks a good site that a group of us (10) at the moment are planning to visit you for a couple of nights about 6th of April next year. We are at the moment camping as we travel to Camerons Corner and Birdsville. Ray

Barbara Friedenberg Germany Oct 2003

In August 2003 we were travelling through Australia: 4 people from Germany and 1 Person from France - in 2 single engine airplanes. After many cross country flights throughout Australia - east coast, the outback and Alices Springs with Ayers Rock and the Olgas of course - our last stop before flying back to Bankstown(Sydney) was at Louth with the Murray Family waiting for us at the airfield. Absolutely charming. We had such a very nice time at their farm and would have liked to see more of their farmland. What an experience! But unfortunately we had to take off the next day rather soon. Whenever we have the opportunity and the chance to come back - by car or again by plane - we certainly will stay with you, Gary and Liz Murray, and - of course your charming kids - but maybe more than one overnight. Best regards Barbara Friedenberg

'Ellie' Rudolph Texas, USA 26 Jul 2003

Thank you for a fantastic 'outback' experience, it was better than I ever dreamed possible. I'm planning to be back for the Louth Races next year and will be sure to pack my best hat for the occasion. You're great hosts and have managed to pull off a top holiday spot in the middle of a harsh land, well done.! Again....Thanks. Ellie PS....Alex, thanks for the bed!!

Tanja Switzerland 19 Jul 2003

I really did have a great time at Trilby and I hope I'll have some great time again with Liz and Gary. They are really good hosts. Unfortunately this time I'll miss the Louth Races but it's been a great experience last year (2002). Looking forward meeting you again. Cheers, Tanja

Mark,Sue,Stacee,Matt, Ian, Deb, Dean, Michael Croydon hills Victoria Jul 2003

We as two families had a fantastic and relaxing time. The kids had plenty of space to run and the parents had plenty of space to hide. Nothing was a problem for Liz and Gary. The cottages are well appointed, although we took the opportunity to cook on the open fire in camp ovens something us city people don't experience very often. With a glass or stubbie in hand with the red sunset and the aroma of a roast in the camp oven who could ask for a better setting. Thanks Liz and Gary See you again soon.

Tommy knudsen Frenchs Forest Sydney May 2003

Wee absolutely loved our stay and will definitely be back soon. I hope Arthur and Jjohn are doing your fishing tours for you. PS this trip please let me up in one of the planes or choppers

Chris & Leah Brisbane, Queensland May 2003

Liz and Gary, what a fantastic place you have. What a great way to experience the 'true' NSW Outback. All the best to you and the family...

Steph, Tim and Harry Russell Sydney 12 Apr 2003

A good outback experience for us city folk!

Rod, Fabi, Gabriela and Isabela Sydney 05 Dec 2002

We had a wonderful relaxing and stress free time while this peice of the outback was going through a bloody tough drought. Despite the heat and dryness we certainly enjoyed ourselves. We'll be back for another bogging experience but this time hopefully in the wet!! Thanks Liz, Gary, AJ, Will, Alex and Tom

Jutta and Lothar Von Trepka Cologne, Germany. 17 Nov 2002

In this beautiful landscape we learned a lot about life outback, work on a station and run it. Thankyou for this great experience Liz and Gary.. and for driving us around.

Emmy and Jac Smit The Netherlands 13 Sep 2002

We know a lot more of life on a station in the outback thanks to the no-nonsense information by Liz and Gary and walking and driving around Trilby. The wonderful accommodation gave us the opportunity to relax. I'll send you rain from Holland.

Dick and Margaret Wilson Horsham, VIC 27 Jun 2002

Gary and Liz are great hosts. Great holiday and location - we caught fish. Will recommend.

Glenn & Tania Overend and Family Tasmania 07 Apr 2002

What a wonderful holiday, we had a lovely time. the girl's enjoyed AJ and Will's company. Thankyou for being great hosts Liz and Gary.

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.

Deposit:

Please contact us for details for paying deposit.