Sunday 25th August
Called into the Moreton Telegraph Station on the way and then arrived at Bramerll Station Tourist Park around. 12:30 pm.
Bramwell station is Australia's northernmost cattle station, 200km from the tip of Cape York.
Beautiful place and highly recommended place to stay at. The bar/restaurant area is really nice and was a great place to catch up with fellow travellers over a beer or two (or 3 or 4 during happy hour!!). When I say bar/restaurant, it's not what you would imagine, it's an undercover area built from tree trunks and corrugated iron and filled with outdoor table and chairs! But it's great and totally suits the surroundings. On the night we were one of only 3 cars staying so it was very quiet..
We had a few beers and chatted with the others and swapped stories and got advice in where we are all heading, we played with "fluffy", the resident cockatoo who lives there. He's only about 9 months old and has very few feathers and can't fly, but he's the cutest little thing. Was amusing watching George's reaction every time fluffy went near him as he was scared he was going to get bitten! Bitten by the bird that just fell asleep on my arm while getting tickles and scratches!! Haha
Then we visited the baby cows and the resident brolga ( also a pet who was abandoned as a baby and now lives on the property as a "guard bird"!). A late night visit from one of the station dogs was also nice, he enjoyed his pats .... But wasn't a fan of the hundreds and thousands biscuit I offered him!
We also got a talk about the station and its history, which was quite interesting to hear. It's the little things like this that make your stay a memorable one.