About Trilby Station
Outback Pastoral History
Following above average rainfall and flooding of the Darling River in both 2011 and 2012 (where Trilby was isolated by road for three months each time!! Mail, stores and of course the Murray's had to be air-lifted in/out during that period), Trilby Station is now in the midst of another dry spell, as so often happens in these semi arid regions of Outback NSW. Hand-feeding around 17,000 merino sheep is incredibly time consuming, not to mention costly ... and we're constantly looking to the skies for rain to rease the pressure and grow pastures. Now is as good a time as any to explore Outback NSW, our property and the Darling River Run .
Trilby Station is situated near the village of Louth, 125km south west of Bourke, NSW Australia, on the Darling River Run. They are well signposted on the western/northern side of the river. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT RELY ON GPS WHEN TRAVELLING IN THE OUTBACK....UNLESS YOU ARE HAPPY TO BE LED 'UP THE GARDEN PATH'. Take the time to look at a good map, such as that found on the Outback Beds Website which you can download online, or call 1800 005 298 for a free copy.
Once a part of the legendary million acre Dunlop, first in the world to complete a sheep shearing by mechanical means in 1888, Trilby Station is 320,000 acres these days, running Merino sheep and an extensive goat enterprise. The Murray family trace their settlement on the Darling River near Louth back six generations to 1860 when Andrew Murray, from County Galway, Ireland, purchased 60 acres of land for 60 pounds sterling, building the Shamrock Inn.
With husband Gary, and children Alex, Tom, AJ and Will, your host Liz thrives on life in the outback. Her vision is to inspire visitors to the station to begin to understand the powerful lure of such an outback lifestyle.