Fuel useage Cape York - Archer River North

Submitted: Monday, Jul 29, 2002 at 00:00
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Wondering about fuel useage on the Old telegraph line running from Archer River to the north to Bamaga. Vehicle is a 3L diesel 1KZ-TE. Has anyone got trip notes on fuel useage in this area. Looking at trying to reduce weight so would like to leave jerry cans at home if possible. The vehicle can do 500 km around town and on highway 600 km.

Also will be venturing into Iron Range NP and was wondering if travel is slow ie. low range stuff or high range.

On paper it looks like I will have no problems but - Murphys Law.
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Reply By: rodeo rider - Tuesday, Jul 30, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2002 at 00:00
Beddo, I just went up there in a 2.8 t/d rodeo, with 4 people, camping gear/food, fridge, tools, 2 spares, 40l extra water and 40l extra fuel, from Weipa to Seisa via the Telegraph track ( going all the way to the Jardine then back tracking to the ferry) was 433 km, and used 52.16 litres of fuel. this equates to 8.3 km/litre.
Slow in some sections, 4wd mainly for creeks, approaches and departures. Gunshot is not a problem at all, as some one has dug a nice track beside the drop-off.
Generally plenty of fuel around, prices varied, Musgrave 102.0, Weipa 92.9, seisa 99.9 ( saw Bamage at 100.9), and on return Coen 109.9, Lakeland 91.9
From memory Archer river was 105 or 108 a litre, saw a bloke there in a petrol pajaro filling up 9...yes 9x20 litre jerry's, and going north, he must of thought it was the last place selling fuel for a while..even for a petrol pajaro..
We didn't do Chillie beach (via iron range) as the south easterly winds were shocking so gave it a miss this time, but yes it can be a tougher and slower, as you venture up, ask people, that is the best way to get the correct and most recent conditions.
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