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Aug 3, 2016 11:09 AM # 
The Ernest Giles Rd had all these warning signs about its unsealed condition (including telling tourists to go back & take the bitumen) and dad & I kept expecting it to get bad but in fact it never did...
Aug 5, 2016 9:30 AM # 
Despite my best efforts driving along it a couple of months ago when it had some very wet patches. Glad I didn't chop it up too much (or it's been graded since).
Aug 6, 2016 12:01 PM # 
Quite recently I think. As for fuel prices: $1.73 at Uluru, $1.78 at Curtin Springs, $2.03 at Kings Canyon where you have a fairly captive audience, and $2:30 at Ross River where you'd be a bloody fool not to have filled up in Alice!
Aug 6, 2016 12:14 PM # 
For me: $2.20 at Cameron Corner, $1.67 at Windorah, $1.60 at Innamincka. Only in the upper $1.20s at Quilpie and Longreach which suggests that there's a certain amount of monopoly-exploitation at Windorah. Incidentally, at each of Tibooburra, Thargomindah and Quilpie, one of the two fuel outlets in town was out of action - a reminder that in the outback, filling up at every opportunity is a good idea.
Aug 6, 2016 12:22 PM # 
91c in Adelaide at the minute, which is super-weird.

Really only $1:60 at Innamincka? Teague's charges more than that in Hawker!
Aug 7, 2016 9:57 AM # 
I was surprised too. I'm guessing their transport costs are lower than would be expected for such an isolated location because they can piggyback off loads going to Moomba.
Aug 7, 2016 9:57 AM # 
Diesel $1.90 at Warbuton a couple of weeks back - but 'cheap' at The other two fill-ups at Laverton & Yulara.

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