Members Event: History of Dairying at Gulf Station – Talk & Tour

18 Jul 2024 ‐

18 Jul 2024

10:30 am ‐ 12:00 pm

FREE National Trust Members Event

Enjoy a tour of Gulf Station Homestead and outbuildings, learn about the history of dairy at the property and watch butter being made.

In the mid 1800’s, Gulf Station was home to an Ayrshire dairy cattle stud and the resident Bell family were responsible for milking up to 100 cows twice a day to produce milk, cheese and cream for their own use and for sale locally.

The extension of a nearby steam train line in 1888 allowed the Bell’s to transport their dairy goods to Melbourne to capitalise on a growing market.

Enjoy this tour of Gulf Station Homestead and outbuildings, learn about the history of dairy at the property and watch butter being made using a traditional butter churn.

This event is offered exclusively forĀ National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Members. Spaces are limited and bookings are essential.

Plan your Visit

Gulf Station

Address:

1029 Melba Highway
Yarra Glen 3775 VIC

What we offer:

Group bookings for 10+ available by appointment. Groups must contact us at least four weeks prior to your planned visit date. Please email bookings@nattrust.com.au or call (03) 9656 9889.

Please note, Dogs are not permitted at the property at the request of the resident farm animals.

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