Gulf Station Historic Farm
Gulf Station is currently undergoing a program of essential restoration works to conserve the significant heritage buildings at the site. Conservation and reinterpretation of the homestead will take place and restoration of the school house (Yarra Glen's original school house from 1860) and a number of other buildings will occur. A feasibility study will also be undertaken to position Gulf Station as an important heritage site for the region.
In addition to the above, the National Trust is working with Heritage Victoria to save an 1870's prefabricated timber house from North Croydon which is of State significance and that was threatened by development. This important property will be relocated to Gulf Station to further develop facilities for visitors and educational groups. With a focus on the welfare of Gulf Station's animals, the Trust has taken the decision to temporarily relocate them to more appropriate homes, including Mooramong Farm, another rural National Trust property, for the duration of the project.
Due to the extent of the restoration works, the property will be closed to general visitation however a series of open days are proposed throughout the period to allow visitors to learn about and experience the changing face of the property. The project is being supported by the State Government and Heritage Council.