About Gembrook

It's The Destination That Matters...

Gembrook offers the best of both worlds - county lifestyle, yet 20 minutes drive to Pakenham with local shops and train station. At the end of the Puffing Billy Railway line, Gembrook has seen a lot of development over the past decade - land subdivisions, new housing, shops, restaurants and services have seen the town grow into a beautiful place to visit.
Gembrook was first settled by Europeans in 1873. Timber felling was carried out to prepare land for farming. Saw milling became the main industry when Puffing Billy Railway came to Gembrook in 1900.
In Gembrook today, potato, grape, chestnut and flower farms create a patchwork landscape, often with magnificent views of the distant blue ranges. Visit the historic Kurth Kiln and Bunyip State Park just 7 kilometres from town, the perfect setting for a bush BBQ!
Enjoy the embracing freshness of the bush while bushwalking, horse riding or camping (4WD and trail bikes are permitted in designated areas). You may be fortunate enough to see a wallaby, wombat or lyrebird.