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Gulf Station

Gulf Station, one of the treasured relics in Australia’s farming sector, traces its humble beginnings to the mid-19th century when the Bell Family first leased the land.

Initially, the station that measured 10117 hectares was known as the Gulf. This provided a home for the Bell Family and today, the remnant structures stand as part of the rich lasting legacy left behind by the family.

Gulf Station Working Farm & Cottage Garden, Yarra Glen

At the station, visitors explore the farm and its buildings to get a feel of what farm life was like in the colonial era. Gulf Station was built in such a way that visitors can take their own-guided tour of the property which allows visitors to really take their time in touring the many buildings here. Please note that in order to tour the property, you must make a prior booking. Contact Gulf Station directly to make arrangements.

The station is also a family-friendly getaway as there are numerous activities for kids including Australia’s largest maize maze! The Farms Tracks investigation is particularly popular with kids, while the Farm Crime Scene challenges the children to solve the mystery of Farmer Joe’s disappearance.

Several events are held at the Gulf Station including the popular Heritage Festival which will feature traditional skills exhibits and demonstrations, music, local vendors and plenty of horse riding activities. The aim of the festival is to raise widespread community understanding of the value of heritage and the contribution it makes to the present.

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Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Yarra Valley Point website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having lived in Melbourne most of his life and still lives in the Yarra Valley), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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  • Hello,
    I’m an Armstrong descendant. What can you tell me please of the Thomas Armstrong who is mentioned along with William Bell in the 1800s about Gulf Station?
    Carol Davis (My mother was an Armstrong).

    • Hi Carol,

      Admittingly this isn’t my area of expertise as I merely run a local tourism website and have no affiliation to Gulf Station.

      However, i do possess some great Google searching skills and found perhaps the best resource here for information on Thomas Armstrong.

      Please refer to http://www.thetreeofus.net/196458.htm.

      I did find a bunch of other websites, but they really just had single sentences and not too much extra information.

      Hope this helps.


    • Hi Maddy,

      As we are just an information website, we can’t really assist you with your enquiry.

      Reading the official website, it’s generally really only open to the general public on the first Thursday of each month from 10am to 2pm.

      I would suggest contacting the national trust who manage the attraction, by emailing them on [email protected] or calling (03) 9656 9889.


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What are the Gulf Station opening hours?
Open only for group bookings by appointment.

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What are the Gulf Station entry prices?
Adult: $9
Family (2Ad + 2Ch): $20
Child (5-15yrs): $3
Concession: $6

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