Fuel availability through the Gulf of Carpentaria

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Hello We are planning to travel around the Gulf in July. Could anyone please give an update on the availability of fuel throughout the area. Is Hells Gate still open or not? We will be travelling Adels Grove - Kingfisher Camp then westwards to Borroloola and then north to Roper Bar and across to Mataranka.
Thanks for everyones help. Travel safe people. Greg & Di
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Reply By: Michaeljp - Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 12:11

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 12:11
I travelled from Roper Bar to Burketown in 2009. I dont remember if Hells gate was open or not when i went through, but, as you dont mention what sort of 4wd you have and how many litres your tank carries or whether it petrol or diesel, most places carry fuel. Id say nearly every place that tourists go to will sell fuel. If you want to, just carry a jerry can just in case. Distances between stops isnt all that big. 700 -800km maybe.
have fun.
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 13:36

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 13:36
Just a word of warning, do not fill up at Cape Crawford.Borroloola is only about 120 k’s further on and it is a lot cheaper. When we were there in 2010 the diesel at Cape Crawford was $1.95 a litre and at Borroloola it was $1.75. (As well the Irish backpacker staff at Cape Crawford had an attitude problem, maybe just sick of people commenting on the fuel price.) The servo on the left at the end of the town is a good one and it has a well stocked hardware store. (We could not go via Hells Gate on this trip as the road was still closed.) Kevin
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Follow Up By: Frances - Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 13:54

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 13:54
Yep i agree about Cape Crawford - just blatant profiteering!
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Reply By: rumpig - Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 13:54

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 13:54
Hell's Gate was open last year when we drove through there (friends got fuel there on our trip and we grabbed some ice creams and a stubby cooler), i have a longrange tank so fueled at Normanton before leaving, and didn't need to refuel until i got to Borroloola after going through Lawn Hill, and Kingfisher Camp along the way. Borroloola wasn't as expensive as i expected it to be from memory, though i still managed to clock up $300 on the bowser....lol



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Reply By: Life Member - esarby (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 14:01

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 14:01
Talking of additives in fuel. At my one and only service at the dealers, I questioned why they put "Octane Boost" in my tank, "CRD" which was just a quarter full. They said, it would improve my mileage, Cost $17.80. This was the place that charged me $260.00 for the 12000 K service plus $300.00 Labour.

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Reply By: Michael A5 - Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 17:06

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 17:06
Wot sort of vehicle
do you have long range tanks
are you towing
Wot sort of fuel economy r u getting
wot side trips ru planning etc etc

Now what is your question again
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Follow Up By: equinox - Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 17:14

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 17:14
That is the worst case of spelling and grammar I have seen on this forum for a long time.

Your answer isn't even relevant to the question.

Back to school Michael.


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Reply By: wendys - Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 17:07

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 17:07
Adels Grove has fuel. Kingfisher didn't used to.
You could try ringing Mel 'n Joe at Doomadgee Roadhouse - they would know whether Hells Gate is open this season.
After Hells Gates, next fuel would be Borroloola.
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Reply By: Greg & Dianne - Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 17:59

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 17:59
Thank you everyone. We have a Nissan Patrol and have long range fuel tanks but our travelling companions have a Pajero with a much smaller tank. We do have the ability to carry extra in jerry cans. Thanks again.
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Follow Up By: philip t jones - Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 10:54

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 10:54
kingfisher has no fuel, Adels, Doomadgee, and Hells Gate does
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