Bramwell Station

Bramwell Station is in northern 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 working cattle station that welcomes visitors.

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

They also have an event - Bramwell Cup and Bush Carnival, held over an early July weekend - with horse races, food stalls, licenced bar and nightly live music.

bramwell station sign

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

bramwell station termite mounds

Like Bramwell Junction, the station has some impressive termite mounds.

bramwell station

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

bramwell cattle station

.. and there is also a nice bush restaurant with meals and drinks.

bramwell station restaurant

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

bramwell station stay

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

Bramwell Cup and Bush Carnival

It is a new and small country event yet, but getting increasingly popular.

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

There are food stalls,

food stalls

... souvenir stalls

bramwell cup stalls

... even fun rides and jumping castles.

bramwell cup fun rides

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

bramwell cup horse race

... complete with Fashions on the Field - for women, 

fashions on the field ladies

... children, 

fashions on the field children

... men, 

fashions on the field men

... and the 'original'. 

fashions on the field original

They are doing a great job at this festival, only being a family business, not a whole town as is obviously a lot more usual!

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