CSR Fuel arrangements from Capricorn Roadhouse

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 08:06
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We are soon to leave for the CSR and have made all the arrangements with permits. Last thing to organise is the fuel drop at Well 23. We have been trying to ring Capricorn Roadhouse and we are getting no help. Has anyone made arrangements for fuel this season and who did you contact.
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Reply By: cookie1 - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 08:49

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 08:49
I have the following numbers

Capricorn Roadhouse Mob 0418 924 104, office 089 175 1535

you need to order about 6 weeks out from your arrival date

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Reply By: lizard - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 09:16

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 09:16
easier to buy fuel at well 33 - Kunawarratji
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 09:19

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 09:19
We will be doing the same.

Phil
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 11:28

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 11:28
Start saving....we got ours at Kunawarratji last year at the cost of $3.40 a litre.
It hurt at the time as we all needed over a 100 litres each, but we had to have it and there were no complaints just a few deeply drawn breaths:-)
Plenty of water available for top ups plus good showers as well.
Enjoy the trip.
AlanH.
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 16:57

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 16:57
Alan,
Having a chat with Graham jnr.at Kunawarrjji in 2011 The Road Train (3 trailers) freight cost from Alice Springs was at that time $18,000.00 I felt $3.20 they were then charging was pretty good value.
The showers and use of washing machine for $8.00 was pretty good value as well.
Mike.
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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 15:57

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 15:57
Kate is normally the lass who organises the fuel for the Well 23 dump. We arrived at the Capricorn Roadhouse in July last year to find our two drums present but others not so fortunate. 4 drums delivered the previous Friday had been stolen in a quick snatch-grab. Thankfully ours and one other drum remained. We were very fortunate as we were running on vapour by this time after two weeks in the wilds (we would have got to Cotton Creek though).

Be warned, quality control is not the best either. The first thing out of my drum was 2 litres of water and crap. Thank god I had a "Mr Funnel" with me. I would recommend that anyone filling with drums in the outback carry something similar.

Our 2012 experiences are covered here;

Talawana to Capricorn Road House (Well 23)






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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 18:08

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 18:08
Hi Leanne

In view of the risks, Kunawarritji is not all that expensive. Yes, it was the highest price we have paid for fuel, but as part of the overall cost of a trip, it was not a huge slice of expenditure.

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Reply By: cookie1 - Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 19:55

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 19:55
We, 2 cars, shared a drum from Well 23 and had no problems, cost us $3.00 per litre for a 200L drum ( $600.00 ) as opposed to the $3.40 p/l and an abrupt Graham and his joyful wife, I have stated before that the locals get the fuel cheaper than us travellers.

I would have no problems in getting fuel again from Well 23.

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Reply By: Keith C2 - Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 02:40

Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 02:40
Try this email nicole@outbacktc.com.au

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