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 Tourist Park

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

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Bramwell Station Restaurant

There is also a nice bush restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. 

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UPDATE since about 2017, that building has been turned into a little museum,

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... while a new restaurant has been built,

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... they used to have meals for dinner but since about 2020 they now have a great buffet dinner,

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... complete with some great entertainment, and of course, the bar :-)

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Bramwell Cup and Bush Carnival

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

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

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

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... 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

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

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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,

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

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UPDATE 2021-22 The station land has been sold to the Government, but luckily for us, the Tourist Park will remain.

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