I have finally made it to Trilby! A group of us in five aircraft made Louth our first landing point on our recent safari up to Haggerstone Island. You cannot land on Trilby Station, but Louth is nearby, where a big sealed airstrip and secure overnight parking are waiting for you. Louth is a tiny town on the Darling River, a stone's throw from Bourke in north-western NSW.
Liz and Gary Murray are the hard-working owners of this 320,000 acre station and are doing more than their fair share of warming up the hospitality on offer in this part of the outback. You can go bushwalking or fishing and canoeing on the Darling River whilst you're here and, as much as time will allow, Liz and Gary will give visitors a personal insight into their life on the land.
We didn't meet Gary but Liz looked after us excellently! She fed us bountifully and we were totally at home and comfy in the two cottages, Jillaroo's and Overseer's. As a gateway to the outback, Trilby is in a great location for an overnight stay.
This whole district comes to life on the first weekend each August when the Louth Races crank up and bring a tidal wave of punters from far and wide descending on this tiny outpost.
When you're booking your accommodation at Trilby, organise a pick-up by Liz from the aerodrome.
Trilby is part of the www.outbackbeds.com.au network. Other fly-in stations that Liz recommends in OutbackBeds are Nardoo, near Cunnamulla, Kilcowera, near Thargominda, Bindara, further down the Darling and Corynnia between Hay & Griffith. We already love Bindara & Kilcowera!
Louth (YLOH) airstrip details in ERSA.
Make sure you grab a copy of the November/December 2012 issue of Australian Flying for the whole story.