Cruden Farm is one of Victoria’s most exciting green spaces. It is a place of public recreation, located less than an hour from Melbourne.

Visit Cruden Farm – a special place left by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch for the people to enjoy, that is now managed by a charitable trust.

Cruden Farm acknowledges the ongoing custodianship of the Bunurong people and Boon Wurung people of the southeastern Kulin Nation. We recognise their continuing connection to the land, water and community. We pay our respects to all First Nations people, their ancestors and elders, past, present and future.


Opening hours

Cruden Farm is open throughout the year from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)             10 am–4 pm, and once a month on a Sunday.

Cruden Farm will be closed on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 6th December 2023
  • Closed from 2pm Friday 22nd December 2023


  • Monday 25th December 2023
  • Tuesday 26th December 2023
  • Wednesday 27th December 2023
  • Thursday 28th December 2023
  • Friday 29th December 2023
  • Monday 1st January 2024


Extreme Weather  – On extreme weather occasions, Cruden Farm will have to be closed to the public. If you have pre-booked tickets for a day when we cannot welcome you, please contact us to organise a refund or book another day. Thank you…

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