Nullabour Plains

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 at 23:05
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Just wondering if any one has recently traveled across the Nullabour Plains and have some idea of the Diesel prices and or better still the cheapest fuel stops.Will be traveling from West to East in the next week.
Thanks in advance Terry
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 at 23:20

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 at 23:20
While the prices may vary, who has the cheapest and who has the dearest will not change much.

See Nullarbor diesel prices April 2015
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 08:47

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 08:47
If you download the Fuel Map app, they are all shown on there.

Wish it was available 6 months ago when we headed over east.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 15:20

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 15:20
"the Fuel Map" - which fuel map? More details please.
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 16:55

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 16:55
Which rock you been hiding under Peter ;=))

It is an app that runs on smart phones and also Windows 10 - http://fuelmap.com.au/

It is by the same people that brought us wikicamps and is user updated although I believe the WA prices are updated from Fuel Watch http://www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au/fuelwatch/pages/home.jspx

The more people feedback info the more up to date it will be.
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Follow Up By: The Original JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 17:29

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 17:29
Fuel Map has been great as it is a crowd updated App. I have it on my iPad and iPhone and update the fuel price as I go. It will log each purchase for you, asking whether you filled up or not and give you your fuel consumption to that fill.

I have just logged 17,000 kms over North and West using it. It helps you find your most advantageous fill ups.

In Kununurra for instance, the best price is out at the Co-op at several cents below Coles and Woolworths. Automatic credit card facilities and a few kms out of town, but well worth it. Currently $1.44, whereas the best price in town is $1.53 at Puma, with $1.56-$1.58 at Coles or Woolworths, minus discount on up to 150 litres. As I often purchased over 200 litres your advantage disappears for any discount.Places like the co-op you didn't have to queue and never had turning issues.

For those who may suggest or ask fuel issues. I took precautions like taking extra fuel filters for the common rail Cummins and all good
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 09:33

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 09:33
Hi Terry.

Here are some prices from the last month. I bought fuel when I needed it, not according to price .

BP Norseman $1.37, the Caltex is always supposed to be cheaper but was not a month earlier when I paid $1.409

Caiguna $1.70

Eucla $1.66

Penong $1.299

Kimba $1.339

Mundrabilla $1.66

Enjoy the trip

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Follow Up By: Athol W1 - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 13:06

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 13:06
Add to that list, about 1 week back;
Cocklebiddy $1.70

Nullarbor $1.79.9

Enjoy your trip
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Reply By: Astro Boy - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 15:57

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 15:57
I have just come across from West to East about a month ago and don't have anything to add to the other posts but I did get some advice from a regular Nullarbor crosser from Perth who advised me:

"Try to avoid getting Fuel at Nullarbor Roadhouse, the..........and Fuel is ridiculously expensive, also try to get Fuel at a little town called Wilmington, very cheap Fuel last time we came through, the town is just after Port Augusta, can save around 20 cents a litre!!!!"

[Note that I have not repeated what my friend said about the management of the roadhouse - he's obviously had at least one extremely bad experience.]

I did manage to avoid filling up at Nullarbor Roadhouse but when I went in for a coffee I got sticker shock at $6 a cup. Outrageous. I made my own in the caravan.

If you have not got your stops planned I can recommend Moodini Bluff (9 in Camps 8) and Yalata West - 1k inland (599 in Camps 8). I also enjoyed my stay (and dinner) at Fraser Downs Station.

Safe Travels

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Reply By: Member - Terry. G (TAS) - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 23:07

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 23:07
thank you all for your returns and for the sites recommended andhttp://fuelmap.com.au/ this I had never heard of either But thanks to you's its now loaded onto my phone (another thing to play with ) been six years since last done the crossing so the advice and suggestions passed on will come in handy,also for a mate towing a van with a Cluger and that's hungry so will assist him as well
Thanks again to all Terry
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