The kiosk is tiny - about 4ft wide by 12ft long - but very well stocked with the necessary things tourists like: Postcards, soft drinks, trinkets, ice cream etc. As mentioned previously the unit is 2 kilometers from the main highway and is very isolated with no power lines.
The whole operation is either run off gas, for the fridge freezer, hot water lights and heater or by a 12 volt car battery for the mobile phone.
After the initial hiccup of break-ins this operated very successfully. So much so, that over a period of time we have made donations to a number of charities. We received a grant from the Government of $6500 to provide electricity to the kiosk which initially was going to cost in the region of $53,000 but then escalated to around $93K!
Other options considered are solar energy or the installation of a generator (BOP Community Trust gave a grant for that - to run video surveillance cameras.
Use the navigational buttons on the left to discover more about the Craters of the Moon Charitable Trust.