The only petrol station in Dorrigo is closing on Monday January 13 for extensive renovations, which means there will be no fuel available in the town for quite a few months.
Dorrigo's United Petroleum Service Station Manager Asim Khan said the company had not given them an estimated completion date.
"They are demolishing and rebuilding, putting in a brand-new service station," he said. "They haven't told us any particular date for reopening yet.
"But I understand it will probably be four or five months. It will take time."
The service station is located on the Waterfall Way on the western edge of Dorrigo.
The Dorrigo Chamber of Commerce website suggests that travellers fill up with fuel at the service centres on the highway and top up at the general store bowsers listed below, which will be coping with increased demands.
Paula Whiteway from the Thora Store advises that they do 'mates rates' for Bellingen shire residents at a discount of 4 cents per litre.
Their opening hours are 6.30 am-7pm Monday-Fridays; 8.00am-5pm Saturdays; 9.00am - 4pm Sundays and Public Holidays.
If you're coming from:
Armidale - last stop Ebor
Pacific Highway/Coffs Harbour/Bellingen - last stop Thora at the foot of the mountain
Grafton - last stop Tyringham
Coffs Harbour or Grafton via Eastern Dorrigo Way - last stop Coramba (just past the turnoff if coming from Grafton)