Gulf Station

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Gulf Station

During your visit to Gulf Station you'll discover what life was like for a family living - and making a living - on the land in nineteenth century Australia. How did they clear and maintain the property without modern machinery? Keep food? Transport produce to market? Wash their clothes? Meet some of the farm animals which were vital to pioneer farmers, both for food and transport.

The Maize Maze - Update

We're sorry to report, but all the wet weather in November caused some of the maize to become "distressed". Due to this, it is behind where it should be by now and as a result we have had to postpone the opening of the maze.

This warm weather is now great for the Maize and we are hoping to open on Jan 6th, or as soon as the maize allows us to!

Gulf Station is still open to the public and we have some great farm activities daily and you can solve the Farm Scene Investigation and Farm Tracks around the Farm.

Please contact us for further information, and keep checking back for further updates.

Many thanks for your understanding

What We Offer

  • Children's activities
  • Guided tours
  • Nature walks
  • Live music
  • Education services
  • Filming/photography locations
  • Theatrical performances

Established in the 1850s, Gulf Station was farmed for nearly 100 years by the Bell family. Scottish settlers Agnes and William Bell were the first to lease the land upon which the property was established. From the 1850s to the 1950s, it supplied produce to gold miners of the district.

The National Trust acquired stewardship of the property in 1976, and has restored its buildings and cottage garden.

Opening hours

Gulf Station is open Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm. Bookings for group tours and school groups are also available by appointment. Please call 03 9656 9804 for more information. Please note: Gulf Station will be closed on days of Total Fire Ban.


1029 Melba Highway
Yarra Glen 3775 VIC



Entry fees

General admission: $10 for adults $7 Concession $3 Children $20 Family (2 +2) National Trust Members are free. Maize Maze admission: Adults $15 Concession $12 Children $9 Family $35 (2 adults & 2 children) Admission includes entry to the Maze and Heritage farm.