Bramwell Station


Bramwell Station is the northernmost one on Cape York.

It is just south-east of Bramwell Junction, where the Telegraph Road ends, and the Old Telegraph Track and Bypass Roads start.


It is a cattle station that is open for visitors during the Dry Season - you can just drop in and have a look, or stay over night.


There are two turnoffs to the station - one on the Telegraph Road south of Bramwell Junction, and the other on the southern Bypass Road.

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And like Bramwell Junction, the station has some impressive termite mounds.

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You are welcome to drop in and check out the old cattle station.

bramwell cattle station

Bramwell Station Restaurant

There is also a nice bush restaurant (UPDATE there is now a newer restaurant - photos coming soon). 

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Bramwell Station Tourist Park

Accommodation is in dongas and there is also a large camping ground.

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Bramwell Cup and Bush Carnival

And in early July each year, the Bramwell Cup and Bush Carnival is held.

bramwell cup 2015

There are some horse sports like barrel race, flag race and bending race, 

poddy calf ride

... there are also poddy calf rides and calf scruffing

calf scruffing

... there are some other games and competitions like ball games, foot races, treasure hunt and tug of war, as well as egg catching and jelly eating. 

bramwell cup competitions

There are mechanical bull rides

mechanical bull ride

... nightly live music, talent quest awards, 'Catch the Greasy Pig' and a damper baking competition.

bramwell cup entertainment food stalls

There are food stalls, souvenir stalls, even fun rides and jumping castles.

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But the biggest thing is the horse race held on Saturday,

bramwell cup horse race

... complete with Fashions on the Field - for women, children, men, and the 'original'.

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UPDATE they have taken a break from this event since 2015 but hopefully it will start happening again one day.





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