If you travel the Stuart Highway NT, ask yourself “Where will I find the cheapest gas Alice to Darwin?’
The answer … a place you’d never expect … RENNER SPRINGS DESERT INN, at little whistle stop along the way, called Pamayu.
Sure, if you are not fussy, you can always swap at a big hardware group based in both cities. At either of these big centres, you won’t do better than $23.90 for an 8.5kg swap or refill.
But what if you own shiny new bottles that fit snugly on your drawbar or in your gas locker? You are not going to swap them, are you!
And maybe yours ARE a bit older … so what. You’ve really looked after them, haven’t you? Not like some of those junk bottles from ‘who knows where in the world’ you often find in swap cages. Different heights, different diameters! Most with hardly any ‘use by life’ left anyway.
And what about your serious suspicions the bottles you swap don’t seem to last as long? You’ve heard that story often enough at campfire ‘happy hours’ haven’t you!
Then, of course, you may be victim to the latest trend being set by RV manufacturers … smaller gas bottles. They are the 4.5kg size, or as the “swap boys” call them these days … 4kg or even 3.75kg (gosh, we wish they’d make up their minds)
The big swap merchants don’t ‘miss’ you on the price of those little buggars. $17.88 for a 3.75 kg swap at the most loved hardware group and $22.00 at the next cheapest!!! Holy cow … that’s expensive!!!
Heaps of refill stores we list on our website database refill for much less than that.
At a little roadhouse/service station called RENNER SPRINGS DESERT INN, officially in the town of PAMAYU.
They will only charge you $3.00 kg to fill your gas bottle … that’s $27.00 for a full 9kg and $13.50 for a 4.5kg. The price for that small size bottle is hard to beat anywhere in Australia, let alone in the middle of a remote part of Australia.
Make sure you stop there and give them a pat on the back for caring for travellers.
PS: Our great mates Vicki and Terry Burnett who are full-time, ‘almost’ grey nomads, first alerted us to Renner Springs Desert Inn two years ago.
The price hasn’t changed one cent.