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.

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 will be closed 8-9 November 2014. Gulf Station is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm. Bookings for group tours and school groups are available by appointment. Please call 03 9656 9804 for more information. Please note: Gulf Station will be closed on days of a Total Fire Ban.


1029 Melba Highway
Yarra Glen 3775 VIC


03 96569804

Entry fees

General admission: $15 Adults $12 Concession $9 Children $35 Family (2 adults & 2 children) National Trust Members are free.