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.


Place Details

First Thursday of the month

COMING SOON! Last Sunday of the month (from 26 March) 11am - 3pm.

10am to 2pm

Closed in July & August

1029 Melba Highway
Yarra Glen 3775 VIC

Wurundjeri Woiwurrung Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Victoria and recognise their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past, present and future.

Plan your Visit

Gulf Station


1029 Melba Highway
Yarra Glen 3775 VIC

Entry Fees:

Adult $12, Concession $10, Children (5-15) $5, Family $30 (2 adults + 2 children)

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 or call (03) 9656 9889.

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Discover pioneer life

Gulf Station tells an exciting story about the daily life on a pioneer farm. Learn what life was like for a family living - and making a living - on the land in nineteenth century Australia.

Life without luxury

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

Before tractors, cars and electricity

Meet some of the farm animals which were vital to pioneer farmers, for both food and transport, like the friendly resident Clydesdale horses.

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