Rediscover Gulf Station, the Yarra Valley's Pioneering Working Farm.
Come and meet the Clydesdales, a family of working horses, and Wilbur the Berkshire Pig. Discover 100 years of pioneer farming history, explore the 160 year old homestead and outbuildings Experience life on a colonial pioneer farm, ramble through the paddocks via the Farm Walk and enjoy a leisurely picnic in the gardens.
Gulf Station began in the 1840's as part of a 25,000 acre run known as the Gulf, stretching from Yarra Glen to Toolangi. The Bell family began their lives here in the late 1840's and the homestead and outbuildings are a part of the legacy that the family has left behind for you to explore and enjoy. Each of the outbuildings tells an exciting story about the daily life on a pioneer farm, with an array of traditional farming implements waiting to be discovered.
The homestead is a journey in itself, with new interpretation that will transport you into the domestic life of a rural colonial family where a mother's word was law. Once hosting an array of rare breed farm animals Gulf Station is still home to many friendly animals including horses, pigs, chickens and geese. Take a stroll through the idyllic countryside and find one of Gulf Stations many beautiful spots for a picnic.
Restoration of this incredible place is still underway, but you are invited to be a part of the rich history of Gulf Station this year. For those that have visited Gulf Station before, come and see the progress made so far with the restoration.Visit Website
Coach Parking, Guide, Picnic Area, Shaded Area, Sheltered Area
Flora/Fauna, Historic/Heritage, Industry/Mining/Agriculture