Stats (May 2015)
vehicle: 2012 Nissan Pathfinder diesel. Towing a PMX camper 1.3 tonnes
Kilometres: 720km from Derby to Kunnanurra
Time: 9 days
camping costs: Cheapest (national parks) $26.20 for two adults and one child (kids 5 and under free).
Most expensive (Home Valley station stay) $45 for an unpowered site and $70 for a powered site.
Average Speed: 70km an hour (towing a camper trailer) up to 100km in best parts and 40km on worst parts
Best road: Just east of Mt Barnett Roadhouse
Worst Road: Kalambaru road (we only went as far as Drysdale)
Fuel consumption: ranged from 14- 14.5 litres per 100km
Fuel Prices per litre: (diesel)$1.99 and (unleaded) $2.40 at Mt Barnett Road House,
(diesel) $2.20 and (unleaded) $2.45 at Drysdale Station
Food Prices: $6.60 for a loaf of frozen bread (Mt Barnett)
$5 for a magnum icecream (Mt Barnett)
$9 for a dozen cage eggs (Mt Barnett)
$3 for a chocolate bar (Drysdale Station)
$9 for a beer and $4 for a can of coke (Drysdale station)
$4.50 per scone (Ellenbrae station)
$23 per serve for fish and chips (Home Valley)
Tyre pressure: 38 psi between Derby and Kalambaru road
28 psi from Kalambaru rd to Elquestro.
Temperature: averaged around 35 degrees during the day but got cold in the early morning just before the sun came up.
Damages: 1 broken tap under camper causing us to lose all of our water. Fixed with silicone plug!
2 broken camper tie downs
mild rock damage on front of camper
stuffed battery in the camper
our fav spot: Ellenbrae ringers camp