Gulf Station

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 where the property was established. From the 1850s to the 1950s, Gulf Station supplied produce to gold miners of the district. The National Trust acquired stewardship of the property in 1976 and restored its buildings and cottage garden.

Gulf Station hosts regular events and activities including Heritage Festivals, Talks, Workshops and Lost Tradition Days where you can see working horses, sheep being sheared, butter being made in traditional churns and wood being worked without using power tools.

Visit the first Thursday of each month 10am to 2pm.

Planning your visit

Gulf Station


1029 Melba Highway
Yarra Glen 3775 VIC


Open the first Thursday of each month 10am to 2pm.


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

Bookings office 03 9656 9889 Mon-Fri
Entry Fees:

Open Day Fees - Adult: $12 Concession: $10 Children (5-15): $5 Family: $30 (2 adults + 2 children)

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Gulf Station tells an exciting story about the daily life on a pioneer farm, with an array of farm buildings and animals waiting to be discovered. You'll discover what life was like for a family living - and making a living - on the land in nineteenth century Australia.

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How did they clear and maintain the property without modern machinery? Keep food? Transport produce to market? Wash their clothes?

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