Gulf Station was settled by pastoralist William Bell in the 1850s, when probably most of the complex of buildings were erected. Some ten buildings are built in timber slab construction, some of vertical and some of horizontal slabs, with peeled logs used as structural members and roofs of split shingles, now covered with corrugated iron. The weatherboard shearing shed and various additions to the homestead are later.
Gulf Station is a complex of farm buildings of singular and immense importance as an intact, early homestead complex constructed in vernacular building techniques and complete with the various farm implements all still there. The station also has historical associations with the early settlement of the area. Surviving examples of vernacular buildings are uncommon and this intact complex of such buildings is unique. It is equally important as an exposition of early pastoral life.
Gulf Station is uniformly in a somewhat decayed state, but is intact and considering the materials of construction and their age, is in excellent condition.