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 http://www.bourke.nsw.gov.au/engineering/road-conditions
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!!
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.
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.