Getting to Trilby

Two hours drive from Cobar (160km, of which about 60km is sealed), one and a half hours from Bourke (125Km, about 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 recommended due 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. See road conditions for the Bourke Shire Council at

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!!

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Do I need a 4WD to get to Trilby Station?

No you don't. My in-laws have lived their entire lives in this area and still only drive a Holden Ute! The unsealed roads are usually in fair order and it's just a matter of taking your time and driving to the conditions of the road. We are 125km from Bourke, of which about 100km is unsealed. Cobar is 160km with about 100km unsealed and Wilcannia is 200km – all unsealed.

Should I book ahead if I just want to camp?

It's not necessary, but a good idea ... just in case we're out the back paddock when you arrive or already fully booked. We only have 13 secluded waterfront campspots, (some large enough for big groups) and never squeeze more in.

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Guest Book

We'd like to know what you think about our accommodation. Please send us your comments so we can share your thoughts with other visitors. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ron and Barbara - 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and serenity of the river – watching, listening to the water and birds. Thank you Liz and Gary for allowing us to share your special place. Your family history is fascinating and interesting and an important part of the Louth District and surrounds.

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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.