Prices of Diesel along the Woomera - Oodnadatta- Mt Dare- Birdsville-

Submitted: Friday, Sep 09, 2016 at 23:06
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Planning a Simpson travel next year, and trying to put my finances together as well, so I was wondering if anybody who has recently travelled along that route could provide me with diesel prices at various points along that loop.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 07:22

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 07:22
Some places may be less, but if you have to budget, then park $2.00 per liter.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 07:51

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 07:51
Hi Mate

Seeing you are in the early stages of planning, a few weeks ago Marree was $1.89 per litre, William Creek $2 per litre and the cheapest was Oodnadatta at $1.69 litre.

I am in the process of getting my Oodnadatta Track Blog up, text all finished, now added the many photos and should be up and live soon, so keep an eye out for that to show you what there is to see along the Oodnadatta Track........far more than you would expect to see.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 08:29

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 08:29
Stephen, I am looking forward to your blog too.

Hurry up!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 08:53

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 08:53
Hi Boobook

You know my Blogs....they are always photo rich and there will be more than 200 images. We are no stranger to the Oodnadatta Track, but this time can you believe we were on it for 2 weeks?

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 09:24

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 09:24
Yes, I have been stalking your blogs. Great reading. That's the kind of stuff that makes EO great.You have sparked an interest in the Lake Harris, Arcoordaby, Yerda area.

Would you mind posting the co-ordinates on the old Glenloft mine and battery? Are they close to the well?

Also do you know if I need permission to go from that side to Nalara Rocks and Googs? If so how?

thanks.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 21:11

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 21:11
Hi Boobook

The area around Glenloft, Arcoordaby and Yerda is very interesting country. If it was not for the former Manager out there and now an EO Member and also lives in Clare, I would never have been made aware of the area.

We intended to head even further south than Arcoodaby, but were running short on time and could have spent a couple of days in the area.

All the above places I have added into the Places Database, but here is a direct link to the Glenloft site.

Glenfloth Stamping Battery



As for heading down from Nayara Rocks, you would have to make contact with the station, but again Matt is dead easy to deal with and could not see any issues.


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Follow Up By: LoveEmptyRoads - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 21:52

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 21:52
Let me know when you blog is up, will be more then interested to have a look at some interesting places, even though I plan just a quick run straight to Old Andando.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 19:43

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 19:43
Hi Boobook and Love Empty Roads

Talk about putting the pressure on me, you putting me into overtime....lol


Oodnadatta Track - August 2016

Happy Reading


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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 20:09

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 20:09
WOW!!!

Thank you very much for that.

Well I have my reading for tonight.

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Follow Up By: LoveEmptyRoads - Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 20:50

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 20:50
Looks like good reading, just quick look through the pics (I am always short of time, work work work or something else, so reading something and planning is always a long project). From the quick look it seems you visited all the good spots that I have marked quickly on my "planned route" while I was scanning the track using google earth. Your blog will be very handy when I get to finalization of my trip plan.
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Follow Up By: LoveEmptyRoads - Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 20:53

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 20:53
By the way, you have similar set up to mine, I have 120, and when I can get hands on my dad's Ultimate, I use it. Too bad they live in NSW and I in Melbourne, so I use it only every other year, wish I could buy one. Going with it to Fraser this year (again). I love it (Fraser and Ultimate)
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 07:06

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 07:06
Reading that brought back some great memories of my trips.

I have spent a few days stopping on the Oodnadatta but I tend to think of it as "on the way" to somewhere, or back home.

I am quite interested in the history associated with the railway and telegraph line. I am planning a trip back to Crystal Brook and Tarcoola areas. I might research the old Ghan line some more.

Thank you Stephen.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 18:41

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 18:41
Hi Love Empty Roads and Boobook


Firstly to Love Empty Road.

The the best part about the Ultimate is its ease of towing and very low weight factor, you quite ofter forget that it is behind you. I bet you must have to keep your tyre pressures right down when towing on Fraser. Have never towed in real soft sand, but do you run about 14psi?

Boobook.

There is so much history out there that a lot of people just take it for granted. In past visit along the track, I am guilty as charged as using it means of getting up to either the Centre or Simpson.

There are many places that you can spend a long time at and others I would not go back to, like ABC Bay. For me, the scenery was far better at Level Post Bay and the wet lands at Muloorina were just a perfect camping spot. and had that real bush camping feel about it.

When doing research before the trip, I was reading that one travel writer travels the Oodnadatta Track at least 3 times every year and every drive is always different.

An to the countless ruins out there, I always think back to the stonemason that toiled and built them in very trying time, no modern cement mixers, no safety slings ect.

Have a great trip when you head out bush again.


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Follow Up By: LoveEmptyRoads - Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 19:07

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 19:07
Yes, I drive there on 15 PSI. Got bogged at Indian Head, but that was because I thought slow and steady would do it, but it is momentum one needs. So after I got pulled out (backwards) I charged through and it was OK. It was hard work for the Prado though in the deep dry sand, will install transmission cooler before we go this year.
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Reply By: Ozi M - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 08:04

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 08:04
The simplest way would be to allow $2.00 per litre.

It would depend which way you are coming from but Pt Augusta would be a good place to fill up then Coober Pedy

After that top up on the highway before heading onto the dirt.
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Reply By: Life Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 09:11

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 09:11
Mt Dare was $2.05 /litre a couple of weeks ago.
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Follow Up By: rocco2010 - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 09:39

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 09:39
What a difference a year can make. Mt Dare was $2.35 a year ago.

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 12:39

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 12:39
Gday
Diesel was $2.45 in 2014 when we were in Mt Dare. That price creates a spike on my fuel computer every time i buy fuel. I think Oodndatta was $2.40/ltr
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Follow Up By: rocco2010 - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 12:58

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 12:58
Mine too Muzbury. We better stay away from the CSR, $3.40 at Kunawarritji I believe. That would be off my screen!

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Follow Up By: Member - Blue M - Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 at 18:54

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 at 18:54
Rocco2010, $3.40 is correct for Kunawarritji 2 weeks ago. I was prepared, but still cried a little when I took 125.68 ltrs for $427.31.

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Reply By: Member - 8111COLIN - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 14:32

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 14:32
Why is the price of fuel important ? poor it in and enjoy the trip .

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Follow Up By: tazbaz - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 16:30

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 16:30
Just something to jibber about
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Follow Up By: LoveEmptyRoads - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 21:53

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 21:53
Cannot realy pour it in if I have not $ to do so, so it is important
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:21

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:21
heheh ... "poor it in" is right. That follows just after you pour it in.

IMO there's enough consumption variation to make budgeting less than an exact science. Head winds, bogs, varying sand density and so on.
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Reply By: old mate - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 14:55

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 14:55
Was up that way 3 weeks ago Diesel was Marree was $1.85, Oodna was $1.80, Mt Dare was $2.05.
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Reply By: LoveEmptyRoads - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 21:54

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 21:54
Ok, I will budget about 2.10.
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Follow Up By: lancie49 - Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 22:26

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 22:26
Good thinkin Ollie.
If you allow $2/ltr at each fill you'll still have cash left over for a sausage roll at your last top up and some to put towards your next trip.
Enjoy the run, I may just plan a similar trip soon for us.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 00:54

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 00:54
Whatever the price is, you have will have two choices.
Pay it or walk. :)

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Follow Up By: LoveEmptyRoads - Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 08:02

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 08:02
Believe it or not, I am aware of that choice. I just want to know how much money I should allocate for fuel, as any good planner should, unless you are in a situation when you do not have to worry about such things, which unfortunately I am not.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 11:41

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 11:41
How much are you going to allocate for prospective breakdowns.

Also planning so far ahead if N Korea get antsy maybe none of us will be here by then LOL
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Follow Up By: LoveEmptyRoads - Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 13:08

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 13:08
You think that is funny? I am well over a year into planning trip to Siberia, Mongolia and Central Asia, for around 2020. So N.Korea, China, Ukrainian situation and Russian sanctions kind of worry me, but it has not stopped me :-). So 6 months is a blink of eye. Actually Simpson is going to be bit of preparation trip for Gobi (planning to cross along Madigan line, solo, should give me a good idea on how the car and I will handle Central Asia, in comfort of Australian travel :-) :-) :-).
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