Trip Advice

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 14:23
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Hi guy's

Leaving tomorrow for Ayres Rock and the Simpson Desert. I will be carrying 120lts of extra fuel for the V8 LC's that are accompaning me and 150lts of water. The question is should I fill them here in Brisie before we leave and cart all that extra weight all the way, or is there reliable sources of both fuel and water available at either Ayres Rock or Dalhousie Springs.

Cheers
Jeff
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Reply By: Rosscoe - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 14:40

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 14:40
No probs with fuel or water at Uluru.
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Reply By: David (Bris) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 14:48

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 14:48
Jeff,
From your question it sounds to me you really haven,t done enough research for this trip. No fuel is available from Dalhousie Springs , last before crossing ( I assume travelling west to east) is Mt Dare. All the info you need is on this site under treck notes also lots of info in the deserts parks pass including GPS co-ordinates for track junctions etc. You could also phone Mt Dare for advice on fuel requirements for your particular vehicle, phone no. is in this site, do a search.I did a similar treck last year if you need info send me e-mail david.shaw@defence.gov.au

cheers david
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Follow Up By: mid life - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 15:10

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 15:10
Sorry David I meant Mt Dare not dalhousie but is it more economical to buy it here and is water available at Mt Dare?
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Follow Up By: David (Bris) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 07:10

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 07:10
Jeff,
I've had no problems with fuel or water at Mt Dare.Found the people that run the place very helpful both with planning before the trip and while we were there.
Cheers David
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Reply By: Davoe - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 16:15

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 16:15
this time last year fuel at yulara was 1.05 a litre which was the cheapest I had seen outside of a regional centre and cheaper than some of those even. I wouldnt cart all of that weight even though you will save money even if you save 30c a litre it adds up to $45 which is a pittance compared to the cost of the trip and some of that saving will be chewed up by vehicle wear and tear and lowere economy by carrying the extra weight
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 18:36

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 18:36
Check this website for fuel prices. Click on On the Road and go from there. Ayers Rock is 1.23lt for ULP and slightly cheaper for diesel. There is good water throughout Australia.
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 21:41

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 21:41
Be careful at Mt dare and Ooodnadatta with bad fuels...
I would fill through a stocking....
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 11:01

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 11:01
What if you're only wearing socks?
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 21:17

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 21:17
Then i would ripp me jocks orf and strain it through them... Just pick the crust out 1st...
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