Plenty Highway - fuel stops

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021 at 23:15
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Hello,
(have already searched and read through articles and threads re Plenty Highway)
We are considering heading into Qld from Alice vis the Plenty Highway in about a week - is anyone able to advise re distance between fuel stops please? Travelling in a 4x4 Nissan Navara towing an offroad camper trailer, and don't want to get caught short. Will I need to be carrying much extra diesel of my own, or are the fuel stops plentiful enough?
Also, it will be the Wed - Fri preceding the Hartz Races (if they're going ahead?) - will I be fighting for a spot in the overnight camp areas, or will be okay?
TIA,
Jannette
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Reply By: Zippo - Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 01:18

Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 01:18
Just checked our fuel log, distances between our refuelling points.
Alice-Gemtree 138km
Gemtree-Tobermorey 427km (*)
Tobermorey-Boulia 250km

(*) There may be fuel at Jervois Station but we didn't need to. Ditto Hart's Range (Atitjere).

Obviously out there any refuelling location may run out of fuel - we saw that happen at Marree once.
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Follow Up By: qldcamper - Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 07:46

Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 07:46
Yep Zippo, we learned that at windora, ran out of diesel over night when we camped there.
We now always refuel before we set up camp as aposed to after we pack up and are about to leave town.
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Follow Up By: Jannette A - Friday, Aug 20, 2021 at 13:29

Friday, Aug 20, 2021 at 13:29
That is super helpful Zippo, thank you so much! :)
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Reply By: Member - Warren H - Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 09:34

Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 09:34
Jervois has diesel, was $2.00/L about 3 wks ago, cheaper than Tobermorey at $2.15/L. Note Jervois is closed on Sundays with a $20 surcharge to open the bowser. Some decent bulldust hole stretches between Jervois and Tobermorey, one probably a km or so long and half a metre deep with 4wd necessary. There was a grader operating so it's probably been touched up a bit.
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Follow Up By: Jannette A - Friday, Aug 20, 2021 at 13:30

Friday, Aug 20, 2021 at 13:30
Very informative. I love this forum :) Thanks so much Warren.
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Follow Up By: Jannette A - Saturday, Aug 21, 2021 at 22:23

Saturday, Aug 21, 2021 at 22:23
Warren, would you say I need to deflate the tyres a bit, or no?
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Follow Up By: Member - Warren H - Saturday, Aug 21, 2021 at 22:32

Saturday, Aug 21, 2021 at 22:32
I think it would be good for comfort. I was there July 17 & 18 on the Tobermorey to Batton Hill turn-off section. Most was pretty good dirt, 70 kph gave me plenty of time to react to any deteriorating conditions.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 17:27

Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 17:27
Have a look at Petrol Spy , that site gives you the current prices as well. (Zoom out to see the stations.)
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Friday, Aug 20, 2021 at 16:19

Friday, Aug 20, 2021 at 16:19
The problem with PetrolSpy is that it is reliant on public submission of information, and can be chronically out of date.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, Aug 20, 2021 at 18:28

Friday, Aug 20, 2021 at 18:28
Yes, but you can see how up to date it is for each entry. The prices on the route in question were all updated today. However, you do get the occasional one that has not been updated in the last few days. also if the site has not been updated for 28 days (or so) the site icon loses its colour. If you join the site you will see there is a competition for those who update the site (just click on the trophy cup symbol to see them.)

At any rate, on these remote tracks you don't worry much about prices. You just want to find out where the pumps are.
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