Nullabor Crossing

Submitted: Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:23
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HI All
I am leaving Mandurah (just south of Perth) next Monday to cross the country to Port Fairy.
Though I have driven the route many times I have not done it recently and would be interested in any recent crossings with regard to ULP Diesel and LPG prices (3 caravans in convoy) and stop-over recommendations.
Phil
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Reply By: Foxhound (WA) - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:38

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:38
I too live in Mandurah and did the trip last year. Best fuel prices are usually Carabin east of Merredin, the servo in main street Norseman, Mundrabilla or Eucla usually same price and Nundroo. Plenty of good O/night camp spots as well.
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Follow Up By: mhquay - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 19:40

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 19:40
Thanks. We are travelling via Esperance so will follow your advice from Norseman on.
Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Farko - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:44

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:44
When we crossed E-W a few years ago we got a sheet from the tourist info centre that had discount vouchers for various places. We found that even with the vouchers, these were the most expensive for fuel. Norseman, Mundrabilla and Ceduna were good - look for SAFF outlets.
To work out where we stayed with only travelling in daylight I had sunrise and sunset times from http://www.ga.gov.au/geodesy/astro/sunrise.jsp
We are only an hour from Port Fairy and were heading home with purpose. Daily moves Perth, Norseman, Nullarbor, Adelaide, Hamilton. Only time after sunset was into Adelaide - big day. All big days with 4 kids on board.
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Farquo (the other spelling gets changed to bleep o)
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 11:12

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 11:12
he he those vouchers still going? they are for the most expensive places owned by the same mob to steer you away from the cheaper places
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Follow Up By: mhquay - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 19:44

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 19:44
We are planning via Esperance. But roughly Esperance, Fraser Range, Eucla, Ceduna, Port Germein, Murray bridge, Port Fairy.

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Follow Up By: disco driver - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 22:15

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 22:15
Hi mhquay,
According to this forum of a week or so ago, Fraser range is no longer open for business.
You may have to bushcamp somewhere else as an alternative o/night stop.

Disco.
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Follow Up By: mhquay - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 11:38

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 11:38
Thanks for the info. Just shows the value of this forum.
Phil
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Reply By: mhquay - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 19:53

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 19:53
Before someone corrects my spelling. I am now aware that the correct spelling is Nullarbor.
A Spelling Bee on TV informed me today.
Cant wait to get to Sidney and Melborne and Adelade
Cheers

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Follow Up By: Rod, Sydney - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 21:24

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 21:24
Yep. Null Arbor is literally "no trees".

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Reply By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 07:12

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 07:12
Hi mhquay,
Just reading replies to your thread and noticed you mentioned using Fraser Range as stop over. We came across the Nullarbor from East to West a few days ago and Fraser Range is closed (and for sale I think) so you will have to find an alternative.

If you dont want to free camp, all the road houses seem to have caravan and camping grounds and they are spaced a couple of hundred kms apart. Not sure how busy they are as we didnt use them.

We free camped - at a couple of rest areas on the road with no facilities and just found places a bit off the road. Plenty of suitable areas and many of the WA ones seem to have great facilities. Do you have Camps 5? Well worth the money spent and available from EO shop.

You can read my blog for more information as I am writing a travel journal.

Regards,
Heather
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Reply By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 09:21

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 09:21
mhq
If Fraser Range is closed about 60ks further on is Harms Lake, stayed there last year.
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Reply By: Red Tail Black (WA) - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 21:21

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 21:21
Hi Phil.
Just done the trip 3 weeks ago still over SA at the moment. We filled at the Shell in Norseman for 123.5 he had no gas. Then went to Caltex in main street for gas 79.9. His diesel was 123.9 so should of done both here. Got piece of paper off Shell and he only recommended Mundrabilla and Nundroo he said they were 20cent cheaper but they were only 5cents. We had long range tanks and only filled at Norseman and Mundrabilla but I was told that the Eucla not the Border Village is cheaper. Ceduna had a Coles garage and we only paid 114.9 with our docket.
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Reply By: Holden4th - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:12

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:12
This site should tell all unbtil the SA border

http://www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au/
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Follow Up By: mhquay - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:32

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:32
Have checked it already.....Nothing past Norseman!!
Thanks anyway.
Phil
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Reply By: Inkbandit79 - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 22:53

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 22:53
Fill up in either Coolgardie or norseman but steer clear of any thing between norseman and ceduna uo to 40 cents dearer i travelled back to perth two weeks ago, after you get to Ceduna prices seemed to be a bit more regular on the S.A. side of the border the last roadhouse on the right hand side of Coolgardie was probably the cheapest fuel this side of Adelaide Good luck
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