W
NW
N
N
NE
W
the Degree Confluence Project
E
SW
S
S
SE
E

Australia : Victoria

5.1 km (3.2 miles) W of Narraport, VIC, Australia
Approx. altitude: 100 m (328 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 36°N 37°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Panorama #3: Another view #4: The last remaining water in the lake #5: Sign next to the boat ramp to the lake #6: Mallee bull statue in Birchip #7: Map

  { Main | Search | Countries | Information | Member Page | Random }

  36°S 143°E (visit #2)  

#1: Main view from the confluence

(visited by David Thompson)

09-Mar-2002 -- Tychum Lake South, VIC.

I first visited this confluence back in October 2001 when the lake was partially filled with water, so I could only get within about 30 metres of the confluence without getting seriously wet or bogged in the mud.

At the time I speculated that a bit later in summer it might be possible to walk right out the confluence, if the lake dries out enough.

It was the labour day long-weekend in Victoria from 9 March 2002 to 11 March 2002 so we decided to do another trip up to outback NSW, aiming for six previously unvisited confluences plus another attempt at 34°S 144°E where I had an unsuccessful attempt a few weeks ago.

This confluence is more-or-less directly on the way to our first planned “new” confluence near Mildura, so we drove up to the nearby town of Birchip on Friday night after work.

I had the alarm clock set for 6:30 a.m. in advance of an expected sunrise of 7:20 a.m. With Ada and the kids sound asleep in bed, I headed out to Tychum Lake South (about seven kilometres from Birchip) shortly before dawn on Saturday morning.

Sure enough, the lake was almost completely devoid of water and I was able to get right out to the spot and then sit and wait for the sunrise.

Birchip's major tourist attraction is a statue of a large red mallee bull in the main street.

Continued at 34°S 142°E.


 All pictures
#1: Main view from the confluence
#2: Panorama
#3: Another view
#4: The last remaining water in the lake
#5: Sign next to the boat ramp to the lake
#6: Mallee bull statue in Birchip
#7: Map
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In Tychum Lake South, about 65 m from the shoreline.