Perth to Adelaide by road

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Whats the route to travel by road in a sedan from Perth to Adelaide, Also what are current diesel fuel prices on the Nullabour
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Reply By: dirvine - Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 15:59

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 15:59
Last time I did the Nullabour was in June/July so pricing is not relevant. BUT fill up at Norseman, and avoid Baladonia if possible. It has always been the dearest on the Plain. Next dearest is Bordertown. Eucla only about 50kms west is always cheaper.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 16:32

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 16:32
Eucla is 12km west of Border Village . Bordertown is in SA near the Vic border.

Fuel prices vary. Caiguna, Cocklebiddy and Madura are dearer than Balladonia as is Border Village and Nullabor Roadhouse.

Get the Fuel Map app for prices.

Our preferred fuel stations are Norseman, Mundrabilla, Eucla, Penong and Ceduna. Depending on vehicle range I have also topped up at Balladonia or Caiguna.
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Follow Up By: dirvine - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 16:24

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 16:24
Sorry i meant border Village!!
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 16:05

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 16:05
Get yourself a good map (perhaps a Hema Atlas.) Follow the thick red line east of Perth to Koolgardie and down to Norseman. Then follow the Highway 1 to Adelaide.

Fuel prices - Petrol Spy - Fuel Prices & Fuel Watch in Australia - Bookmark it in your "Bookmarks Toolbar." Each time you fill up note the price of all the fuels they sell and update that fuel station.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 16:39

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 16:39
I think you mean Coolgardie. (or Kalgoorlie) LOL

Also for fuel prices I find the Fuel Map app is pretty accurate.
It is produced by the Wikicamps people, which by the way is very good when looking for places to stay overnight.
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 18:23

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 18:23
x 2 for Fuel Map, I use it all the time to find the cheapest fuel prices, you can also use the map and check the pricing for all the places on your route.
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Follow Up By: Paul E6 - Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 23:10

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 23:10
Oh yeah, all that tech will.save you enough for a pie n chips at the end??
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 23:53

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 23:53
Assuming 2500kms at 10 litres per 100kms, that's 250 litres. If you save 10 cents per litre thats $25. You're right, when I drop $25 on the ground I don't even bother to pick it up.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 00:23

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 00:23
"I think you mean Coolgardie. (or Kalgoorlie) LOL"

Yes I made a typo there. As for your Fuel Map programme. I did a comparison with the Petrol Spy I recommended. Both programs are updated by the likes of you and me so they will not be 100% accurate. In both the last update time is included. I suggest people use both and where the prices differ, take the later update. When I was checking around Esperance I noted Fuel Map was missing 3 fuel stations. Previously I have noted in other places that it misses a few stations.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 07:52

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 07:52
Agree PeterD, Petrol Spy seems to be updated more often in my experience, though you'd think with the numbers of users on the road using Wikicamps, that Fuel Map would be much more up to date ??
Maybe Wikicamps users are lazier or forgetful in some cases, although backpacker use it a lot and possibly just couldn't be bothered.

I have both on my phone and update both apps when I fuel up.
Usually I try and take a photo of at least one other fuel price board as I fuel up or pass by them in towns, then update pricing when stopped.
It sort of becomes an obsession when touring !! :D

These apps could actually be used like a SPOT device on me when I'm touring, lol.
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 08:15

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 08:15
What you'll likely find is it's a take take take mentality of many people..... happy to use the info but not willing to put back into the system and help others. You'll see it in places like many different sorts of clubs, a few people do all the hard work whilst others sit back and just show up at the organised events...happens all the time.
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Reply By: new boy - Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 17:02

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 17:02
As stated your range is the hugh unknown if your 750 ks then Norseman, Ecula ,Ceduna or Penong Porta Gutta then Adelaide. Rod was spot on with his assesment of the middle roadhouses. There is no servo up the road so your locked in to a needs basis longest distance from memory is Norseman to Balladonia at 200ks . Prices are same as every where they change but with the price hike arround at the moment I would think you,ll pay between $1.80 to $2.00 .
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 17:20

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 17:20
As others have said Balladonia best avoided on principle. Mundrabilla and Eucla usually cheaper than others in my experience.

But in the overall 10 cents a litre for a full tank is probably less than a sandwich and a drink out there.

As for route? Well just get to Midland, head up Greenmount Hill and follow the Highway 1 signs.

If you have the time the Eyre Pennisula diversion is worthwhile but adds significantly to the distance.

Enjoy the drive. There is a bit to see and it really does bring home to you just how big this country is.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 00:14

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 00:14
"As for route? Well just get to Midland, head up Greenmount Hill and follow the Highway 1 signs."

Up Greenmount Hill and to the east is not Highway 1. Highway 1 goes south from Perth and around the coast, up to Norseman and across to the east.

The Highway to the east is route 94.
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Follow Up By: rocco2010 - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 00:30

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 00:30
Nomadic Navara, I stand corrected.

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Reply By: Zippo - Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 19:09

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 19:09
Basically either Gt Eastern Hwy to Coolgardie then down to Norseman and follow the black bit eastwards, OR Perth - Hyden - Norseman (see recent thread 135988 - "Road condition report needed") and then as above. The latter is no problem in any roadworthy sedan.
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Reply By: Paul E6 - Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 23:13

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 23:13
Geez, its easier than finding my way to the local KFC.
and you can't avoid paying for fuel.
Let's all get our ipads out to flog this one ad nauseam.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 09:47

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 09:47
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Get up in the morning, point the car directly at the sun, start driving.
You can't miss Adelaide. It's the one with steeples. lol

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 12:32

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 12:32
"Let's all get our ipads out to flog this one ad nauseam."

Agreed, It is amazing the number of replies that repeat your route as though you have not mentioned, and then some go and stuff up the directions as well.
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 13:33

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 13:33
Its better in a lot of ways to have posts rather than no posts. If people get sensitive to criticism and stop posting then the activity on the site dies which is no good for any of us. So its a fair policy to let inane posts slip by for the greater good of the site.
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 14:59

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 14:59
"You can't miss Adelaide. It's the one with steeples."
And the Big Battery.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 15:14

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 15:14
Another inane comment > if you see the battery you might have missed the easiest turn to Adelaide, possibly next stop Sydney !
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 15:21

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 15:21
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Les, there may be some who would consider that a fortunate mistake!!! lol

There is an old Indian proverb: "Sometimes the wrong train will take you to the right station".

But let me reassure you..... I was born in Adelaide.... long before any of you.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 15:50

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 15:50
Lol, let people bypass us I guess, less crowds, our little secret :)
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 16:28

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 16:28
If you find the big battery you will be 240 km short from your destination - see map
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 16:30

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 16:30
Yet another cutting comment.What would this Forum be without you Les.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 17:34

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 17:34
PeterD, well past the usual way, the shortcut to Sydney.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 17:37

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 17:37
David M, not sure what comment you're referring to, but I guess people sometimes think Australia is just the 3 big eastern cites most times.
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Follow Up By: noggins - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 23:20

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 23:20
If fuel is so important wait at Norseman till you get a good westerly wind and let it push you all the way to Port Augusta, from there it's just a nuisance as it's a side wind.
That way the price won't bother you so much and you could save up to 20 Ltrs ( as I have done a few times - not by design , just luck )
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 07:59

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 07:59
Having driven over to the West and back for the 17th time this year Noggins I have I have finally realized that there is no such thing as a tail wind.
Dave.
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Follow Up By: noggins - Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 23:03

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 23:03
What only 17 times ?
Love your amateur status on that one ... LOL

Started crossing on the lovely old road in 1969 and double trip every year till 1990,
Mum in Melb , Dad in Perth , and they had a nomadic son.

The old travellers curse, get up look at the weather, ALL GOOD Wind even in the right direction !
Get to the main road and instantly the wind changes to a full head wind cyclone.
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 11:19

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 11:19
Be aware that fuel stations in norseman and balladonia are owned operated by same family.

Sadly the local fuel store was closed down number of years ago in Norseman as that was always bit cheaper than the main "highway" r/houses.

Many professional drivers complain about the standards of service at Norseman RH, inability to have showers and food quality left to be desired.

Cocklebiddy been mentioned few times as having good food, haven't had opportunity to check it out fuel mentioned at 183 cpl for diesel from 8 days ago

Best advice if you see or hear of good price top up even if its only 1/2 tank or less, carrying extra maybe useful but limited to 1 x 20l container can't be stored inside passenger compartment

plenty of road houses will be closed over next few days for Holiday observances
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