Opened in July 2003, Bramwell Junction Roadhouse is right at the road junction of the Bamaga Road and the start of the famous four-wheel-drivers track, the OTL or Old Telegraph Line. Bramwell’s welcoming Roadhouse offers a spacious campgrounds and is the home of great takeaway foods, cold drinks and light beers, icecreams, and of course Unleaded and Diesel fuel and some supply stores in its shops – as well as great souvenirs. Check out the number plate tree, that is growing every year, and wander across the road for a first hand look at the giant anthills that are common in this area.
But best of all, visitors love the roadhouse for its friendly atmosphere, a place where they can chat to fellow four wheel drivers about road conditions and vehicles, and perhaps team up with newly met friends to tackle the OTL together next morning. Those who prefer the easy route, the Bamaga Road, often do the first three kilometres of the OTL to sit and watch the morning traffic attempt the difficult Palm Creek crossing and enjoy the photo opportunities – there are a number of safe good viewing sites at the top of the creek
The Tele Track, as it is affectionately known, follows the Cape’s Overland Telegraph Line gazetted route straight north through to the Jardine Ferry, challenging its users with some serious four wheel driving skills needed for crossings like Palm Creek, Alice and Gunshot Crossings and many others – but it is always noted, that often less experienced drivers taking their time seem to equally manage to cruise through the challenging obstacles with lots of photo memories and fun.
In 2020, for the busy tourist season, the roadhouse will have its own Information Desk, to help visitors with their queries, and also to advertise our far northern district of the Cape’s wonderful tourism opportunities. Of course these start with the Olive Track, Bramwell’s own eco-tourism adventure which is being launched for the first time this year; and also Bramwell’s Tourist Park, with its nightly live entertainment and delicious buffet meal. As well, our Information Desk at the Roadhouse, will have brochures of our northern attractions and activities, and bookings may be made from the desk.