The new shearer’s quarters were established on Trilby Station after the original building was destroyed by fire and today’s shearers would be hard pressed to find more comfortable lodgings anywhere.
There is a total of 9 twin share bedrooms – the six inside bedrooms have reverse cycle air-conditioning and the three older bedrooms outside have fans, all have electric blankets. With a slow combustion wood fire, share bathrooms and laundry, TV – the Shearer’s Bunkhouse is ideal for large fishing parties and groups.
The caterer’s size kitchen has all modern conveniences (2 gas stoves, fridge, freezer, coolroom and microwave) and is fully equipped, right down to camp ovens for that traditional outback meal. Outside on the sprawling lawns, you’ll find a gas BBQ, thatched gazebo and paved campfire area – ideal to watch the sun setting after another exhilarating day in the outback.
All linen and towels are also provided and guests are welcome to use the pool situated near the homestead and cottages.
Photographic images of life on the station over 100 years ago, historic local Cobb and Co hotels and buildings and of the paddle steamers that plied the Darling River up until the 1930s are mounted in the Shearer’s Bunkhouse for your perusal. Take a close look at our taxidermy dingo, killer of well over 100 sheep in just one paddock before we shot him, impressive pig and feral goat with trophy width horns.
- $90 per twin room – self-catering. Full caterer’s kitchen, Gas BBQ, campfire pit for cooking over the coals (camp oven supplied).
- Accommodation, scrumptious home cooked dinner including cheese/nibbles platter, main and dessert followed by some of Liz’s homemade fudge/chocolates and a cooked breakfast – $130 per person, $60 per child (6 – 13years). Meals are delivered to the Bunkhouse and drinks with dinner are BYO. Dinner only – $50pp.
Long stay, workers and group discounts available so please enquire.