$2.20 lt for diesel

Submitted: Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 09:47
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For those of you travelling around the CSR and Northern WA this year take heed that diesel costs $2.20 per litre at Kunawarritji Community(Well 33) and $2.00 per litre at Cotton Creek(Parngurr). So be prepared if you need fuel out there.

Cotton Creek doesn't have a fuel supply and the fuel comes in drums. We were able to buy 50 litres each from them after asking politely :-) They do prefer you to ring before going ij to the community.
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 10:01

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 10:01
G'day Willem,

I suppose that the Visa card option is not an option either? Just as well you had heaps of cash on you hey!

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 10:22

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 10:22
G'day Mate

I forgot to mention that Kunawarritji has EFTPOS facility but does NOT take Credit Cards. Cotton Creek is Cash only

Yes we carried a wad of notes with us just in case. I think we spent $600 at Kunawarritji Store in about an hour, between the two of us. They were ever so friendly taking our money. But the sign says it all. Kunawarritji WELCOMES Visitors. A far cry from most communitnites with warnings of dire consequences if you did this or that

BTW Kintore Community in the NT on the Gary Junction Road also has EFTPOS facility and diesel was a low $1.59 there :o)
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Reply By: Tony J - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 15:38

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 15:38
Hi Willem,

When you say "We were able to buy 50 litres each from them after asking politely", do you mean that they would only sell you 50 litres???

I rang them 3 weeks ago and was told that diesel was abundant and when I said that I would need about 200 litres, the reply was "no problem". They did take down my name.

So is fuel limited to 50l for those people who don't ring ahead, and if you do any amount available?? I'm leaving tomorrow and am depending on being able to fill my tanks.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 19:36

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 19:36
Hi Tony

No, we only asked for 50litres of diesel. We did not really need the fuel but it all helped towards more sight seeing in the park.They were low on fuel at the time and we were being considerate plus we wanted access on to the back entry into Rudall River NP. They do not have bowsers at Cotton Creek but pump it out of drums. If you have rung ahead then it should be OK. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating but I did have to give assurances to the Community Elder for access on to the back track. He came across when I mentioned that I did have a Satphone.This track was extremely overgrown in places and we had to make our own track through burnt out gidgee country.
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Reply By: Trevor W(Brisbane) - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 16:52

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 16:52
Hello Willem
We want to take on around 400 litres of diesel at Kunawarritji between 2 vehicles
in mid August . Did every thing look as though there would be plenty of supply as I understand this time is around their tourist season (most travelling the stock route)
We will phone prior to our departure to check with the community but would like to get your thoughts.
Also did you find water at some of the wells so that we could probably have a shower every couple of days. Just trying to get an idea on how dry it is
Many Thanks and look forward to more reports.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 19:38

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 19:38
Hi Trevor

Yes the Kunawarritji Community is well organised and they have what looked like a 10,000litre diesel tank. So there should not be a problem especially if you ring ahead.
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 17:43

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 17:43
$2.20 is pretty steep. Its a $1.25 around here. I'd happily pay the extra though to be there rather than here.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 19:39

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 19:39
Yes Bob I wouldnt mind being out there as well. Hopefully the flies have subsided by now.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 21:04

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 21:04
Bob: in Sydney its $1.19 a litre !!!
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Reply By: desert - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 16:01

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 16:01
Any idea on diesel price at Wiluna, Warburton, Carnegie?
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Reply By: Allan-Pilbara - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 19:40

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 19:40
Warburton $1.52
Carnegie $1.60

Allan
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 11:51

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 11:51
Warburton was $1.60 on Tuesday 14 June
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